- In 2000 she published Power and Influence After the Cold War: Germany in East-Central Europe (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2000).
- In 2005 while working for USAID Phillips coathored The Idea and Practice of Philanthropy in the Muslim World with Jon B. Alterman and Shireen Hunter from the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
- Former Trustee, Carnegie Council
- Advisory Board, World Policy Institute
- Director, International Peace Academy