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Staff Profile: Olaf Boehnke

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Olaf Boehnke joined the European Council on Foreign Relations in September 2011 as Head of the Berlin Office. Previously he was a Senior Foreign and European Policy Advisor in the German Bundestag (2009-2011).Prior to that, he worked as Senior Program Officer at the Aspen Institute Germany (2007-2009). As head of the Middle East Department, he executed three conference programs on civil society issues in Iran, Syria and Lebanon. From 1999-2006 he was chief of staff and senior advisor to several members of the German Bundestag. Mr. Boehnke is also a visiting lecturer at the Otto-Suhr-Institut for Political Sciences at Free University Berlin. He received his M.A. from Free University, Berlin, where he studied International Relations, Political Science and Economics.

Olaf Boehnke has been publishing on European and transatlantic issues; he is a Marshall Memorial Fellow (2007) of the German Marshall Fund of the United States and an Aspen Fellow (2005/06) of the Aspen Institute Berlin.

Areas of expertise: European Foreign Policy, EU enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy, Turkey, The Western Balkans, Middle East.

Languages: German, English.

Contact details: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), Office: +49 30 325051022


Recent Publications

Don’t pivot too quickly, Middle East tells US - Deutsche Welle, 5/12/12

Syrian Spillover into Lebanon: Must the West Act Now?  Judy Dempsey's Strategic Europe, Carnegie Europe

Warum wir trotz Finanzkrise ein starkes, global handelndes Europa in der Welt brauchen Stiftung Mercator Magazin 51, 2/2012



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European Spring: How to put our economies and politics right? - 15 Jul 14

With European economies failing to deliver higher standards of living, and growing public disillusionment with apparently self-serving politicians, Philippe Legrain discusses where

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In the Press
29 Aug 14

Olaf Boehnke's comment on Germany and Poland during the crisis in Ukraine

El Mundo
28 Aug 14

Francisco de Borja Lasheras on the Balkans conference in Berlin.

The Loop
28 Aug 14

Daniel Levy on how Israel and Hamas can both claim victory.

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