Dr. Torrey Taussig is the Research Director for the Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship at Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. She is also a Nonresident Fellow at the Brookings Institution’s Center on the United States and Europe. Her work focuses on transatlantic relations, great power competition, and authoritarian challenges to democratic states and institutions.
In 2018-19, Dr Taussig was a Robert Bosch Foundation Fellow based in Berlin, Germany, where she served as a foreign policy advisor in the German Bundestag and in the Transatlantic Division of the German Foreign Office. During that time, she researched and published on U.S.-Europe relations, German foreign policy and transatlantic cooperation with China.
Previously, Dr Taussig held pre-doctoral and postdoctoral fellowships at the Brookings Institution. In this capacity, she led the Brookings Foreign Policy Program's Democracy Working Group and the “Democracy and Disorder” initiative and publication series launched in 2018. She also held a postdoctoral fellowship in Harvard Kennedy School's International Security Program.
Dr Taussig is a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves on the Advisory Council of the U.S.-Europe Alliance. She received a master’s and a doctorate from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and a bachelor’s in political science and economics from Williams College.
Competition of systems is in full swing. China is emerging in a more competitive shape and more self-confident out of the pandemic in the economy, controlling the virus, tech dominance or military. With the Chinese growing dominant position in the global arena, how are future relations with China going to look like? With the US announcing China to be the biggest challenge of the century, how can the US and Europe work together to face the threat? On what issues can the cooperation with China be successful, and what alliances can be formed?
A growing number of Nations are openly challenging China’s maritime claims in the South China Sea, including EU nations (France, UK, Germany), Japan, and the United States. How can freedom of trade and navigation be protected and the rule of law and internationally accepted norms in the high seas of the South China Sea be upheld? How are like-minded nations cooperating to protect freedom of navigation and trade security in the South China Sea and what more can be achieved?