Alice Billon-Galland works as a Policy Fellow, leading the European Defence programme.
Her current research focuses on transatlantic burden-sharing, European capability shortfalls, and the implementation of the new EU defence package. She also follows developments at NATO and in the European Union Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP). Moreover, Alice writes on French foreign and defence policy issues and is in charge of the ELN’s External Publications.
Alice is part of the Leadership Team of Women in International Security UK (WIIS UK) and is affiliated with the French Institute of Advanced Studies in National Defence (IHEDN) through its Young Professionals’ Association. English reviewer at the Institute’s Editorial Office, she is also a contributor to the Europe committee and a member of the London delegation.
Before joining the ELN, Alice completed a Master’s Degree in Public Policy at University College London (UCL) specializing in European affairs and foreign policy. Her dissertation analysed French EU defence policy in the context of the invocation of article 42(7) of the Treaty on European Union after the November 2015 Paris attacks.
Prior to this, she studied at the École Normale Supérieure de Lyon (France) as a normalienne, achieving a first-class Research Master’s in English Studies and completing the Agrégation of English language examination. Alice also held a Visiting Scholar position at Northwestern University (United States). Her previous research has been focused on US foreign and refugee policies, including analysis on countries in Central and South America.
Alice is fluent in English, French, and Spanish. She regularly comments on defence issues for international media from Deutsche Welle to Newsweek and the Wall Street Journal.