Associate Director, Atlantic Council’s Future Europe Initiative
Denise Forsthuber is associate director of the Atlantic Council’s Future Europe Initiative, where she organizes programming and events related to Central Europe, the Balkans, and NATO. In addition to conducting development operations for the program, Denise manages two visiting fellowships, the Transatlantic Media Network and Atlanticist Fellowship, as well as the program’s resident fellows. Previously, Denise was a program manager at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington DC, as well as an assistant in the Clements Center for National Security at the University of Texas at Austin (UT). She also was a Bill Archer Fellow, through which she interned for The Foreign Policy Initiative in Washington DC, as well as a Next Generation Scholar. She received her BA in International Relations with honors from UT and her MA in Security Studies from Georgetown University. In addition to her professional responsibilities, Denise has served as a UT student mentor since 2014 and as a volunteer for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society for more than ten years.
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