Alice Billon-Galland

Research Fellow, Europe Programme

Alice Billon-Galland


Alice Billon-Galland is a research fellow at Chatham House. As part of the institute’s Europe programme, her research focuses on issues linked to European security inclusive of transatlantic relations, EU, NATO, and with a particular focus on French and British foreign and defence policies as well as post-Brexit security cooperation. 

She leads a research workstrand dedicated to European involvement in Indo-Pacific security and is currently developing the defence portfolio as part of the institute’s UK in the World initiative.

In 2021, Alice was selected by secretary general Jens Stoltenberg to advise the NATO 2030 process and 2022 Strategic Concept as part of the NATO Young Leaders group.

Prior to joining Chatham House in October 2019, she led the European defence programme at the European Leadership Network (ELN).

Alice is part of the Advisory Board of Women in International Security UK (WIIS UK) and serves as a member of the Younger Generation Leaders Network on Euro-Atlantic Security (YGLN).

She regularly comments on defence issues for international media from Deutsche Welle to the Wall Street Journal.

A graduate of France’s Ecole Normale Supérieure and holder of an agrégation of English language, Alice completed a Master’s degree in public policy at University College London and was a visiting scholar at Northwestern University in Chicago.

Past experience

2019-21 Research associate, Europe Programme, Chatham House
2017-19 Policy fellow, European Leadership Network
2017 Researcher, European Leadership Network