J E S S I C A B E R L I N
Political Analyst | Strategy Advisor | Speaker & Moderator
Jessica Berlin is a German and American geopolitical strategist and a commentator at Deutsche Welle News. Her career has spanned 14+ years working with government agencies, civil society, and the private sector in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and North America. She specializes in security and economic development, transatlantic affairs, sustainable business and technology, and aid industry reform.
Berlin is a celebrated keynote speaker and moderator at business and policy events around the world. Her TEDx talk on the transatlantic democratic crisis has been described as "one of the most powerful and inspiring TED talks." She is the founder of Berlin-based strategy consultancy CoStruct, Vice Chairman of the Board at pan-African fintech company :brij, an Advisory Board Member at pan-European think tank Europa Nova, and a Global Governance Fellow of the Robert Bosch Foundation.
The legacy of 20 years of war in Afghanistan
TEDx talk on the transatlantic democratic crisis
Rising tensions between the US & China
The Atlanta shootings & racism in America
$1.9T American Rescue Plan passed by Congress
The fall of Kabul & return of the Taliban
"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."