Lélia Rousselet is research analyst at the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS). Her work included research on security and defense issues, French and American foreign policy, and Middle-Eastern and North African affairs. She is the Vice-President of the Open Diplomacy Institute (Paris, France). Previously, she worked as a research and program coordinator at the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) from 2015 to 2018, where she launched the Paris Chapter of the Young Transatlantic Network of Future Leaders (YTN). She was also a research associate at the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR), and a fellow of the Nuclear & Strategy Network – New Generation (IFRI, FRS).
Born in Paris, she holds a master’s degree in International Relations and Political Science from the Doctoral School of Sciences Po Paris, and a master’s degree in U.K. and U.S. institutions and foreign policy from La Sorbonne University. She publishes articles, reports and policy-papers in various French and English-speaking journals and newspapers. She is the author of two books: « Négocier l’atome » (L’Harmattan, 2017) and « La Stratégie africaine du Maroc » (Editions Universitaires Européennes, 2016).