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François Venne

Title VIII Fellow

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.

Written by François Venne

Far-Right Battles for the Elysée An unpredictable 2022 French presidential election foreshadows a difficult period for the US-French relationship
U.S. Financial Firepower for the China Battle Revitalizing existing U.S. financial tools is crucial to countering China in Europe
Trading Places: Putting China in the Hot Seat Reviving EU-U.S. trade negotiations could be key to countering China’s growing political and economic influence.
China’s Trojan Horse Canters Through Hungary China’s presence in Hungary poses a threat to transatlantic cooperation.