Experts & Staff: Alumni

Dr. Anna Kuchenbecker is Senior Director for Development and Strategic Partnerships. Based in the Berlin office, she is responsible for ECFR’s strategic partnerships and development operation.

Anna came to ECFR from the Aspen Institute Germany, where she had served as the Institute’s deputy director. Prior to that, Anna spent more than thirteen years in Washington DC, working in various executive positions in the nonprofit sector and higher education. She was a Senior Partnership Adviser at the Institute for Inclusive Security, a foundation promoting the participation of women in peace processes. Moreover, she worked for Washington’s local NPR station, The Brookings Institution, George Washington Law School, American University’s Career Center, and  Brucerius Law School, establishing its Washington Office. 

Anna started her career as an Assistant Professor at the history department at Hamburg University, until she moved to the U.S. in early 2002. She holds a Ph.D in History and a Master of Arts in History and Slavic Languages. In addition, she is a Deputy Chair at Women in International Security Germany and Trustee of Berlin’s English speaking radio station, KCRW Berlin. She also serves as global ambassador for SameSky, a nonprofit organization empowering women genocide survivors in Rwanda.


  • Foreign Policy

    11th May, 2018

    Josef Janning quoted in Foreign Policy on the end of the Trans-Atlantic Alliance and the Franco-German relationship

    Le Monde

    19th May, 2018

    Richard Gowan quoted by Le Monde following the announcement that the UN Human Rights Council will launch an investigation following the violence in Gaza.

    Gazeta Prawna

    19th May, 2018

    Manuel Lafont Rapnouil cited on EU's ability to withstand pressure from US-Iran conflict.

    Phoenix Runde

    18th May, 2018

    Almut Möller speaks to Phoenix Runde on the relations between Germany and Russia.


    18th May, 2018

    Vessela Tcherneva speaks to Tagesthemen on the Western Balkan Summit. 

    La Croix

    16th May, 2018

    Following mass protests in Gaza, Camille Lons is quoted by La Croix regarding the perception of the situation in the Middle East.

    Vice News

    14th May, 2018

    Ellie Geranmayeh is quoted by Vice News on the Iran Deal.


    11th May, 2018

    Manuel Lafont Rapnouil cited by RFI following the withdrawal of the United States from the Iran nuclear agreement and the broader relationship between the EU and the US.


    11th May, 2018

    Hugh Lovett quoted in Newsweek on the the recent Palestinian protests and violence

    La Voz de Galicia

    10th May, 2018

    Ellie Geranmayeh is quoted on EU´s role in the Iran nuclear deal.