Anca Agachi is an assistant Director with the Foresight, Strategy and Risks (FSR) Initiative in the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security. Her work in FSR focuses on security strategy, emerging security challenges, and transatlantic affairs. Anca’s experience and interests are at the intersection of security policy and development, shaped by the cross-cultural perspective of working and studying in Romania, Belgium, Russia, and the United States. Most recently, she worked for the EU’s European Defence Agency on defense capability development projects in the information security and space domains. Anca was a 2015-2016 United Nations Youth Representative for Romania, focusing extensively on the UN 2030 Agenda and sustainable development goals.
Anca holds a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, with a concentration in International Security Policy and a double specialization in Conflict Resolution and Africa. She holds a BA in International Relations and European Studies from the University of Bucharest, as well as a BA in International Business and Economics from the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies. Anca was selected as a 2018-2019 member of Columbia SIPA’s International Fellows Program, in addition to being a recipient of the P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship and AAUW International Fellowship. She is a member of WIIS Washington, DC. Anca is originally from Bucharest, Romania.