Emily Benson

Fellow, Scholl Chair in International Business

Emily Benson is a fellow with the Scholl Chair in International Business at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Her interests include export controls, the geopolitics of commerce, and the intersection of climate and trade. Emily formerly worked in transatlantic affairs at the Bertelsmann Foundation, where she focused on digital regulation, including coauthoring a report with U.S. and European legislators entitled “The Human Program: A Transatlantic AI Agenda for Reclaiming Our Digital Future.” Emily also previously worked to fight the illicit trade of art and antiquities from conflict zones and worked for several years in international law, focusing on export controls, sanctions, and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. She also completed a traineeship with the trade section of the Delegation of the European Union to the United States. Her work has been featured in Le Monde, The Guardian, and on several international radio programs. She holds a master’s degree in political science from the University of Geneva and a bachelor’s degree in international relations and political science from the University of Colorado. She has lived in France, Indonesia, and Switzerland.

Contact Information
Email: ebenson [at] csis.org