Head Engagements Section at NATO’s Public Diplomacy Division
Dr. Gerlinde Niehus oversees NATO’s Public Diplomacy engagements with audiences in all NATO nations and NATO partners countries across the globe, be it people-to-people, via partners and networks, or by digital means. Dr Niehus started her professional life as a TV and radio editor for public broadcasters in Germany (WDR and Deutschlandfunk). She then moved to a German think tank, focusing on international relations and a growing range of education and training programmes with partners in Central and Eastern Europe and the New Independent States (NIS). This work brought her to the European Commission in Brussels, where she built up the information and communications programme EU–NIS, and subsequently developed a communications strategy for the European Commission’s Directorate General Information Society. Dr Niehus is a member of Women in International Security (WIIS) and alumni of the London Business School and the Friedrich-Naumann-Foundation.