Jessica Berlin is a Visiting Fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the US and the founder of strategy advisory CoStruct. She focuses on transatlantic relations, geopolitical order, African-European relations, and Germany’s evolving role in the world. Her career has spanned 15+ years in security, economic development, and tech, including work with civil society and media organizations in Rwanda, with the US Senate and Department of Defense, with the German aid agency in Afghanistan, and with technology companies across Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.
Jessica’s commentary has been featured by DW News, the Washington Post, BBC World Service, Tagesspiegel, ZDF, Euronews, et al. She serves as Vice Chairman at pan-African fintech company :brij, as an Advisory Board member at pan-European think tank Europa Nova, a Futurity Fellow at the BMW Foundation, and as a Global Governance Futures Fellow of the Robert Bosch Foundation. She holds an M.Sc. in Political Economy of Emerging Markets from King’s College London, a B.A. in International Relations from Tufts University, and speaks five languages.