Donatienne Ruy

Director, Abshire-Inamori Leadership Academy

Donatienne Ruy is the director of the Abshire-Inamori Leadership Academy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), where she oversees the strategic direction of the program as well as the Executive Education course offering and the Center’s internal professional development and training portfolio. She previously worked as an associate fellow with the CSIS Europe, Russia, and Eurasia Program, where she oversaw the program’s research portfolios on political developments in the European Union (including EU policy and Brexit), Russian influence in Europe, and Southern Europe and Mediterranean issues. She supported the program’s grant-writing and fundraising efforts for those portfolios and managed the program’s European Election Watch platform. She has coauthored such reports as The Kremlin Playbook 2, Restoring the Eastern Mediterranean as a U.S. Strategic Anchor, and Crossing Borders: How the Migration Crisis Transformed Europe’s External Policy. Ms. Ruy previously worked at the World Bank on disaster risk financing and insurance, drafting situation reports on natural disaster preparedness in francophone African countries. She received her BA in political science from the Université Libre de Bruxelles in Belgium and her MA in global affairs from the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs at Yale University.

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Email: druy [at]
Tel: 202.775.3184