Heather Grabbe is the director of the Open Society European Policy Institute in Brussels. From 2004 to 2009 she was senior advisor to then European Commissioner for Enlargement Olli Rehn, responsible in his cabinet for the Balkans and Turkey. Before joining the commission, she was deputy director of the Centre for European Reform, the London-based think tank, where she published widely on EU enlargement and other European issues. Her writing has appeared in the Financial Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and The Guardian, among others. Her academic career includes teaching at the London School of Economics, and research at Oxford and Birmingham universities, the Royal Institute for International Affairs (Chatham House, London), and the European University Institute (Florence). Dr Grabbe has a PhD from Birmingham University and a BA and MA from Oxford University. She speaks French, Italian, and German.
(2010) 'Beyond wait-and-see: the way forward for EU Balkan policy', European Council on Foreign Relations 21. Co-authored with Gerald Knaus and Daniel Korski.
(2010) 'The way forward for Turkey and the EU: a strategic dialogue on foreign policy', Carnegie Europe Briefing Paper. Co-authored with Sinan Ülgen.
(2009) 'The future shape of the European Union', in M. Egan, N. Nugent and W.E. Paterson (eds.), Research Agendas in EU Studies: Stalking the Elephant, London: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 375-397. Co-authored with Ulrich Sedelmeier.
(2006) The EU’s Transformative Power: Europeanisation through Conditionality in Central and Eastern Europe, London: Palgrave Macmillan.
(2004) The Constellations of Europe: How Enlargement will Transform the EU, London: Centre for European Reform.