Areas of Expertise:
• Diplomatic Communications
• European Union
Ben Cormier is a French career diplomat and a visiting fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations. He focuses on international communications, transatlantic relations and the European Union.
Before joining CTR, Ben was the deputy director for press and communications at the Embassy of France to the United States. He also spent a year as a transatlantic diplomatic fellow at the US Department of State, working for the Bureau of Public Affairs on international digital strategies. He is a consultant on communications at the World Bank.
Earlier in his career, Ben was a deputy spokesperson at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Paris and a desk officer in charge of defense exports at the Quai d’Orsay. He also worked for the European Commission Representation in Paris, for the French Embassy in Brussels and for the diplomatic advisor of the Mayor of Paris.
Ben is a graduate of Sciences Po’s Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA) and holds two masters in European Integration and Governance and in International Public Management. He has taught classes for future diplomats at Sciences Po. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Politics from Cardiff University (United Kingdom). Ben speaks French, English, Spanish and some German.