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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

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.

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Russia 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  -  Barcelona  -  Berlin  -  Hamburg  -  Helsinki  -  Hyderabad  -  Karachi  -  Kiel  -  Kyiv  -  London  -  Marrakech  -  Munich  -  Nairobi  -  Oslo  -  Paris  -  Taipei  -  Tehran  -  Tirana  -  Warsaw  -  Yangon

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