Visiting Scholar; International Affairs Fellow in Residence, Council on Foreign Relations
Julie Egan is a career Foreign Affairs officer at the U.S. Department of State. She
has served as a Middle East and North Africa adviser in the Bureau of Economic and
Business Affairs since 2008, covering a range of foreign economic policy and trade
issues. Egan conceptualized, executed, and led for the Department the U.S.-North
Africa Partnership for Economic Opportunity; advised the assistant secretary for
economic and business affairs on U.S economic policy responses to the Arab Spring;
and worked closely with the White House to develop several presidential initiatives.
She was awarded the Department’s Superior Honor award. Previously, she worked
for the European Commission’s Directorate General for External Relations on the
European Neighborhood Policy, and as a consultant focused on private sector development
and microfinance. Egan served as a Fulbright Scholar and Visiting Professor
at Al-Akhawayn University in Morocco. Her doctoral research focuses on public-private
partnerships and economic statecraft in U.S. foreign policy towards North Africa. Egan
is a Term member at the Council on Foreign Relations.