J E S S I C A B E R L I N
Political Analyst | Strategy Advisor | News Commentator
Jessica Berlin is a geopolitical analyst and founder of the strategy consultancy CoStruct. She focuses on transatlantic relations, geopolitical order, African-European relations, sustainable business, and Germany’s evolving role in the world.
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 in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and North America.
Berlin’s commentary has been featured by DW News, the Washington Post, BBC World Service, Tagesspiegel, ZDF, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, and Euronews among others. 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 serves as Vice Chairman at pan-African fintech company :brij, as an Advisory Board member at the pan-European think tank Europa Nova, a Futurity Fellow at the BMW Foundation, and as a Global Governance Futures Fellow of the Robert Bosch Foundation. 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.
Putin 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."