J E S S I C A B E R L I N
Political Analyst | Strategy Advisor | Media Commentator
Jessica Berlin is a foreign policy analyst and commentator. Her career has spanned 16+ years in security, foreign policy, economic development, and tech, including work with government agencies, civil society, and the private sector across four continents. She focuses on transatlantic security, African-European relations, and Germany’s evolving role in the world. Her commentary has been featured by DW News, BBC, CNN, the Washington Post, Al Jazeera English, ZDF, ARD, France 24, Tagesspiegel, NZZ, Bild, et al. Her work for Ukraine has been profiled in the Berliner Zeitung (English translation).
Berlin is the founder of the strategy consultancy CoStruct, Vice Chairman at pan-African fintech company :brij, and the recipient of numerous honorary fellowships, including from the German Marshall Fund of the United States, BMW Foundation, Robert Bosch Foundation, Atlantic Dialogues, GlobSec, et al. A frequent keynote speaker, her TEDx on the transatlantic democratic crisis has been described as "one of the most powerful and inspiring TED talks.” She 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.
Russia wages war in Ukraine
Germany's role in the
The new German government is
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."