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Constanze Stelzenmüller

Director of the Center on the United States and Europe at the Brookings Institution

Dr Constanze Stelzenmüller is the director of the Center on the United States and Europe and the inaugural holder of the Fritz Stern Chair on Germany and trans-Atlantic Relations at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC. She is an expert on German, European, and trans-Atlantic foreign and security policy, as well as international law and human rights. From 2019 to 2020, Dr Stelzenmüller held the Kissinger Chair on Foreign Policy and International Relations at the Library of Congress and served as the inaugural Robert Bosch Senior Fellow at Brookings (2014-19). Previously, she directed the Berlin office of the German Marshall Fund of the US and later served as senior transatlantic fellow. Dr Stelzenmüller’s work in the think tank sphere follows a distinguished career in journalism, including the role of defence and international security editor at DIE ZEIT. She is a frequent commentator on American and European news outlets and writes a monthly column for The Financial Times.
Updated: April 25, 2022