Languages: German, English, Russian Areas of Expertise: Transatlantic Relations, Russia
Anna Kuchenbecker is the senior director for development and strategic partnerships at the European Council on Foreign Relations. Based in the Berlin office, she is responsible for ECFR’s strategic partnerships and development operation.
Kuchenbecker 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, holding 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.
Kuchenbecker started her career as an assistant professor with the history department of Hamburg University, where she worked until she moved to the US 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 arustee 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.