Think Tanks


Professor Brummer routinely participates in The Salzburg Cutler Law Fellows program for U.S. law students.  Launched in 2012 to honor Lloyd Cutler, Legal Counsel to Presidents Carter and Clinton and for a decade Salzburg Global’s Board Chair, the Salzburg Cutler program selects fives students from 11 top U.S. law schools each year to become Cutler Fellows.  These 55 young women and men convene in Washington for two days (February 24-25, 2017), each presenting a paper on a leading-edge topic in public and private international law.  On the first day, they are critiqued in small groups by a cast of international practitioners and law faculty, helping them to advance their ideas toward publication.  On the second day, they are exposed to people who have forged impressive careers in law and public service, and given the opportunity to explore how careers can be forged that use their skills for the public good.


Professor Chris Brummer is a senior fellow at the Milken Institute’s Center for Financial Markets alongside his activities at Georgetown University Law Center. An expert in international financial regulation, he also has longstanding scholarly interests in technology and capital markets, and has researched at the Institute new regulations involving capital raisings for young entrepreneurs and start-ups. Professor Brummer also routinely shares his academic research with the Institute, including his recent paper Disruptive Technology and Securities Regulation.  His most recent work involves the financial risks tied to the internationalization of China’s currency, the renminbi.

Along with his work at Georgetown, Professor Brummer has taught at the University of Basel, the University of Heidelberg, the London School of Economics and the University of Pennsylvania.


Professor Brummer was awarded the Atlantic Council’s C. Boyden Gray Fellowship in 2012, and launched the organization’s Transatlantic Finance Initiative. There his work has focused on the regulatory dimension of finance and trade in the Global Business and Economics Program where he has provided bipartisan analysis on issues of transatlantic and global economic cooperation.

He is the rapporteur of two Atlantic Council reports.  In one report, The Danger of Divergence: Transatlantic Financial Reform & the G20 Agenda, Co-Chairs Senator Chris Murphy and MEP Sharon Bowles, Professor Brummer compared first generation regulatory reforms in Europe and the United States, and highlighted the challenges posed by regulatory inconsistencies and arbitrage.  His second report Renminbi Ascending: How China’s Currency Impacts Global Markets, Foreign Policy, and Transatlantic Financial Regulation, examines the rise of China’s currency in international payments and the need for supplemental market and regulatory reforms.  This report was co-Chaired by Ambassador John Huntsman.

As part of his work at the Atlantic Council, Professor Brummer has had the opportunity to work alongside leaders in both the United States and Europe, and has participated in events discussing issues spanning the European Union’s banking and fiscal unions, bitcoin, transatlantic trade and the oversight of cross border financial infrastructures.