Founder and director of the Centre for Russia Europe Asia Studies
Theresa Fallon is the founder and director of the Centre for Russia Europe Asia Studies in Brussels. She is concurrently a member of the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific and a Nonresident Senior Fellow of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. Theresa’s current research is focused on EU-Asia relations, Sino-Russian relations, maritime security, global governance, and China’s Belt & Road Initiative. She has testified numerous times to the European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs and Subcommittee on Security and Defense, and has been featured in international media including the BBC, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and The New York Times.
Previously she was a Senior Associate with the European Institute for Asian Studies (EIAS) in Brussels and a member of the Strategic Advisors Group for the NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR). From 2003 to 2007 she worked in Beijing as a researcher and consultant. From 1998 to 2003 she was the Moscow representative of PlanEcon, a research and consulting firm, and taught in the first MBA program established in Russia at the American Institute of International Business in Moscow. She was educated at the University of Chicago, Loyola University and the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Her articles have appeared in the journal American Foreign Policy Interests, The Asan Forum, Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative of CSIS, China Brief, The Diplomat, ISN Security Watch, PlanEcon EnergyReport, Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) Newsbrief and other academic publications.
In 2017, she was listed by Foreign Policy magazine as one of the top 20 women to follow on Twitter in the areas of foreign policy and national security. She was awarded the Vietnamese Ambassador’s Distinction Award for her contributions to strengthening the relationship between Vietnam and the European Union in 2014.