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J E S S I C A                 B E R L I N

 Political Analyst  |  Strategy Advisor  |  Media Commentator 

jessica berlin
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Jessica Berlin is a geopolitical analyst and media commentator. Her career has spanned over 15 years in security, foreign policy, economic development, and tech, including work with government agencies, civil society, and the private sector. She is a frequent guest contributor on DW News and has appeared on some of Germany's leading political talk shows, including Markus Lanz, Maischberger, Beisenherz, et al. Her commentary has been featured by the Washington Post, BBC World Service, France 24, Tagesspiegel, Bild, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, et al. She focuses on transatlantic relations, African-European relations, and Germany’s evolving role in the world. Since Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Berlin has become a leading German advocate for international support to Ukraine and travels regularly to Kyiv.


Berlin has lived in Afghanistan, China, Germany, Myanmar, Rwanda, the UK, and the US, and her work has taken her to dozens of countries across Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. She is a frequent speaker at policy and business conferences around the world, and her TEDx on the transatlantic democratic crisis has been described as "one of the most powerful and inspiring TED talks.” She is the founder of the strategy consultancy CoStruct, Vice Chairman at pan-African fintech company :brij, and has held fellowships at the German Marshall Fund of the United States, BMW Foundation, Robert Bosch Foundation, Atlantic Dialogues, Globsec, et al. Berlin holds an M.Sc. in Political Economy of Emerging Markets from King’s College London, a B.A. in International Relations from Tufts University, and speaks five languages.


Putin wages war in Ukraine

Germany's role in the
Russia-Ukraine crisis

The new German government is
sworn in

TEDx talk on the transatlantic democratic crisis

The legacy of 20 years of war in Afghanistan

Rising tensions between the US & China

The Atlanta shootings & racism in America

The fall of Kabul & return of the Taliban

$1.9T American Rescue Plan passed by Congress

"From working with villagers in Afghanistan and Rwanda to startups in Germany, Kenya, and Myanmar; to climate NGOs and the Obama Pentagon; to Chinese expansion in Africa and EU engagement in Iran, Berlin's global experience and perspective encompass the issues of our time."

Jessica Berlin moderation at an international tech innovation event
Jessica Berlin at the African Union
Jessica Berlin strategy innovation keynote speaker
Jessica Berlin innovation Africa Europe speaker
Jessica Berlin interview expert sustainable economic development
Jessica Berlin strategy advisory with Iranian tech entrepreneurs
Jessica Berlin innovation international keynote speaker


Featured Events

Featured Events & Venues

Addis Ababa  -  Alexandria  -  Berlin  -  Hamburg  -  Helsinki  -  Hyderabad  -  Karachi  -  Kiel  -  Kyiv  -  London  -  Marrakech  -  Munich  -  Nairobi  -  Oslo  -  Paris  -  Taipei  -  Tehran  -  Tirana  -  Warsaw  -  Yangon

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