Essays on Transatlantic Engagement in the Developing World
Emerging Ties is a reflection of the conversations and debates that spanned the Bertelsmann Foundation Fellowship (BFF) in 2022. Our nine fellows and guest author lay out the ways in which the EU and the U.S. can further engage with developing countries and encourage positive global change.
BFF is a hybrid experience that convenes over a period of five months. Fellows are provided with two in-person exchanges, one on each side of the Atlantic. The exchanges are supplemented with a two-month virtual program in which they meet once a week with experts related to the year’s topic. A final publication is written by the fellows themselves and published at the end of the fellowship.
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Manager, Transatlantic Relations
Chloe Laird joined the Bertelsmann Foundation in June of 2021 as Manager of Transatlantic Relations. Her research at BFNA primarily focuses on France and the implications of current French policy in the United States and Germany. She is also in charge of the Bertelsmann Foundation Fellowship, a program bringing together policy makers on both sides of the Atlantic.
A graduate of Georgetown University’s Master of German and European Studies in the School of Foreign Service, her focus was on France and its role in transatlantic security. She received her undergraduate degree in Spanish and International Relations at the University of Virginia.
Originally from France, she speaks fluent French and, having spent time in Valencia, Spain abroad during her undergraduate experience, she also speaks Spanish.