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Dr. Anna Kuchenbecker

Senior Director, Strategic Partnerships

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.

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