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

 Political Analyst  |  Innovation Strategist  |  Speaker & Moderator 

Jessica Berlin is a geopolitical and transatlantic affairs expert. She specializes in the nexus between security and development, economic drivers of democratic and autocratic transitions, and cultural-historical drivers of political and social change. Her career has spanned four continents working with the German and US governments, civil society, and the private sector in countries across the spectrum of dictatorship to democracy and poverty to prosperity.

Berlin is the founder of the strategy advisory CoStruct; Vice Chairman of the Board of fintech company OroboPay; an Advisory Board member at the Paris-based think tank Europa Nova, and a Global Governance Futures Fellow of the Robert Bosch Foundation. She has advised government agencies, foundations, investment funds, NGOs, and sustainable tech companies.

A frequent speaker and panelist, Berlin is noted for her ability to deconstruct complex issues, enliven debates, and inspire audiences. 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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"One of the most powerful and inspiring TED talks I've seen."

                   "Standing ovations for Jessica Berlin..."

"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 may have been the most inspiring speaker at 021Disrupt..."

"Jessica Berlin @berlin_bridge nailed it at 021Disrupt..."


"Passionate, inspiring, and articulate, I and most of the audience were hanging on every word. Thank you."



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