François Venne is a Title VIII Fellow with the Transatlantic Leadership Program at the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA). Venne holds a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy degree from The Fletcher School at Tufts University (as of May 2021) where he concentrated in International Negotiation and Conflict Resolution and Political Systems and Theories. He is also a proud College of the Holy Cross alumnus having earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies and French, with a minor in Religious Studies.
As a dual French-U.S. citizen, he has experience living, working, and studying in Europe, having spent a full year studying abroad at SciencesPo in Strasbourg, France. Particularly interested in transatlantic affairs, Venne is especially drawn to China and Russia's growing role and presence in Europe, and how it shapes European states' domestic policies and U.S.-European relations. As a fellow, his research focuses particularly on China's increasing role in Central and Eastern Europe through the lens of Hungary. Venne ultimately seeks to serve the United States as a U.S. Foreign Service Officer.