Cécile Shea has joined The Chicago Council on Global Affairs as its first ever State Department fellow.
Shea, who has more than two decades of experience as a career Foreign Service officer, brings to the Council detailed knowledge of the U.S. foreign policy process, high level experience in civilian-military relations in Washington and in the field and deep understanding of the challenges facing U.S. diplomats around the world as they respond to new and evolving threats.
Shea will be with The Chicago Council for one year. While at the Council, she will focus on research and writing on non-traditional security threats, including unemployment, economic displacement and demographic changes.
“We are delighted to welcome Cécile Shea to the Council and to begin this relationship with the State Department,” said Ambassador Ivo H. Daalder, president of The Chicago Council. “Cécile will serve as a link between the Council and diplomats around the world and as a resource for Council fellows who have questions about translating ideas and proposals into workable initiatives.”
Shea’s Foreign Service assignments include U.S. Consul General to Scotland, Press Attaché and Media Analysis Chief at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo, Political Advisor to the Commander of U.S. Marine Forces Pacific and political policy tours in Israel, Pakistan and Thailand.