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Olaf Boehnke

Head of the Berlin Office

Languages: German, English
Areas of Expertise: European Foreign Policy, EU enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy, Turkey, The Western Balkans, Middle East.

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.


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