Constanze Stelzenmüller

A German Perspective: The Future of the European Union

  • Type

    Leading EDGE Dialogue
  • Membership

  • When

    Sep 5, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Where

    WJCT Studios
Reserve Seat
2019-09-05 18:00 2019-09-05 20:00 America/New_York A German Perspective: The Future of the European Union Leading EDGE Dialogues integrate social gatherings with expert discussions to keep our members on the cutting edge of global issues that impact today and tomorrow. These evening dialogues feature a reception for networking followed by a presentation and dialogue. This event's menu includes: smoked brats en croute with stone ground mustard; petite chicken schnitzel with citrus aioli; sea salted soft pretzel bites with beer cheese fondue; german potato salad; german onion and gruyere tarts; grilled asparagus with lemon thyme dip; petite black forrest cakes. A cash bar will also be provided. WJCT Studios

About the Speaker

A program hosted in partnership with Wunderbar Together, World Affairs Councils of America, and the American Council on Germany.

Constanze Stelzenmüller, an expert on German, European, and transatlantic foreign and security policy and strategy, is the inaugural Robert Bosch senior fellow in the Center on the United States and Europe at Brookings. Prior to working at Brookings, she was a senior transatlantic fellow with the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF), where she directed the influential Transatlantic Trends survey program. Her areas of expertise include: transatlantic relations; German foreign policy; NATO; the European Union’s foreign, security, and defense policy; international law; and human rights.

Stelzenmüller is the former director of GMF’s Berlin office. From 1994 to 2005, she was an editor for the political section of the German weekly DIE ZEIT, where she had also served as defense and international security editor and covered human rights issues and humanitarian crises. From 1988 to 1989, she was a visiting researcher at Harvard Law School. She has also been a GMF campus fellow at Grinnell College in Iowa, a Woodrow Wilson Center public policy scholar in Washington, D.C., and a member of the Remarque Forum—a conference series of the Remarque Institute at New York University.

Stelzenmüller’s essays and articles, in both German and English, have appeared in a wide range of publications, including Foreign Affairs, Internationale Politik, the Financial Times, the International New York Times and Süddeutsche Zeitung. Her dissertation, "Direkte Demokratie in den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika," was published in 1994 by Nomos. She is also a frequent commentator on American and European radio and television, including Presseclub (ARD), National Public Radio, and the BBC. Stelzenmüller is a governor of the Ditchley Foundation and a fellow of the Royal Swedish Society for War Sciences.

She has worked in Germany and the United States, and speaks English, French, German, and Spanish. Stelzenmüller holds a doctorate in law from the University of Bonn (1992), a master’s degree in public administration from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University (1988), and a law degree from the University of Bonn (1985).

Ditchley Foundation, governor 
German Council on Foreign Relations, member 
International Institute for Strategic Studies, member 
McCloy Fellowship Alumni Association, member 
Royal Swedish Academy for War Sciences, fellow 
The Washington Quarterly, member, editorial board 
Women in International Security Germany, member


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