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Who we are

Linda Hewitt – Project Manager

Linda Hewitt is the Communications and Events Manager at the Jacques Delors Centre. She is in charge of the Centre’s overall communication, events organisation, website and social media activities and project lead of the Pariser Platz Dialogue. Previously she worked in the field of political communication at Stiftung Mercator and as a project manager in the field of integration.

Dr. Yann Wernert – Senior Policy Fellow

Yann Wernert is a Senior Policy Fellow at the Jacques Delors Centre and works on Franco-German relations, in particular the Pariser Platz Dialogue event series. He studied political science and history at the universities of Potsdam and Koblenz-Landau and wrote his PhD thesis in political science at Potsdam University with a focus on international relations. He has dual Franco-German citizenship and lived for 15 years in France.

Jens Peter Kückens – Press and PR Officer

Jens Peter Kückens is the Press and Public Relations Officer at the Jacques Delors Centre and manages the Centre’s press relations, website and social media activities. He holds an M.A. in Media Theory from Humboldt University and has previously worked in science communication for the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence.

Katharina Walch Associate Administration and Communication

Katharina Walch contributes to the organization of the Pariser Platz Dialogue as Associate for Administration and Communication. Katharina holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a master’s degree in International Relations, which she obtained through a binational program jointly offered by the University of Freiburg and SciencesPo Aix-en-Provence.

Alicia Monsefi-Pour Student Assistant

Alicia Monsefi-Pour is a Student Assistant for the Pariser Platz Dialogue event series at the Jacques Delors Centre. Currently, she is a MA in International Affairs candidate at the Hertie School in Berlin. She holds a bachelor’s degree in European Politics from King’s College London and a master’s degree in European Studies from University College London. In her previous studies, she specialised in Franco-German cooperation in European security and defence policy.

Lorène Kraemer Student Assistant

Lorène Kraemer works as a Student Assistant at Jacques Delors Centre, supporting the organization of the Pariser Platz Dialogue conference series. She is currently a candidate for the Dual MA in European Affairs / Political Science between Sciences Po and Freie Universität zu Berlin. She has previous experience working for the French Administration, as well as in the field of economic cooperation and development.

Daria Korsun Oliveira Associate Administration

Daria Korsun is an Associate Administrator for the Jacques Delors Centre. She holds a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the Altai State University in Russia and a master’s degree in Political Economy of European Integration from the Berlin School of Economics and Law. Previously, Daria was a science manager at the Global Climate Forum, coordinating third party funded projects and conducting research on EU policy.

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Barbora Fischerová Associate Administration

As Associate Administration, Barbora Fischerová is taking care of the processes of project and budget administration. Before joining the Jacques Delors Centre, she was a research associate at the Imre Kertész Kolleg in Jena. She holds a master’s degree of History and Politics of the 20th Century from the Friedrich-Schiller-University in Jena and did her binational bachelor studies in French and German Communication and Cooperation at the Université de Lorraine and Universität des Saarlandes.

Dr. Johannes Lindner Co-Director

Johannes Lindner is Co-Director of the Jacques Delors Centre. At the Centre, he leads the Think Tank and is a specialist in economics and finance. Johannes held the Henrik Enderlein Fellowship 2022-2023, funded by Stiftung Mercator, and teaches at the Hertie School. From 2012-2022 he was Head of the EU Institutions and Fora Division, coordinating the relations of the ECB with EU institutions, in particular the Council and the European Parliament. Previously, he worked in several policy areas of the European Central Bank (since 2003) – including as Advisor in the area of Market Infrastructure and Payments.