Theresa Fallon is the founder and director of the Centre for Russia Europe Asia Studies (CREAS) 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 on EU-Asia relations, great power competition, maritime security, global governance, and China’s Belt and Road Initiative. She has testified on numerous occasions to the European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs and to its Subcommittee on Security and Defence, and has been featured in international media including AFP, BBC, CNN, Deutsche Welle, The Japan Times, 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 programme established in Russia at the American Institute of International Business in Moscow. She was educated at the University of Chicago, Loyola University and London School of Economics and Political Science.
Her articles have appeared in peer-reviewed journals and online publications including American Foreign Policy Interests, The Asan Forum, CSIS Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative, China Brief, The Diplomat, ISN Security Watch, PlanEcon Energy, RUSI Newsbrief, War on the Rocks and others.
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 contribution to stronger relations between Vietnam and the European Union in 2014.