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Linda Hewitt – Project Manager and Communications and Events 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. She studied B.A. Arabic Studies at the Free University in Berlin and Lebanese American University in Beirut and holds a M.A. Middle Eastern Studies from Lund University in Sweden. There, she specialized in the topics of Islam and democracy in Germany, Muslim minority groups in Germany and homosexuality in Islam.

Dr. Yann Wernert – Policy Fellow

Yann Wernert is a 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. During his studies in London, Hamburg, Manchester and Berlin, Peter has worked as a journalist, editor, translator as well as PR and marketing specialist.

Katharina Walch Associate Administration and Communication

As Associate for Administration and Communication, Katharina Walch contributes to the organization of the Pariser Platz Dialogue, a series of high-level events bringing together French and German decision makers. 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. She is fluent in German, French and English.

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 Master of International Affairs (International Security track) 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. She grew up on both sides of the Franco-German border and graduated from a Franco-German high school. She is fluent in German, French and English.

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 holds a BA in Political Science and Governmental Affairs from Sciences Po Paris and is currently an MA candidate for the Dual MA in Affaires Européennes / Politikwissenschaft between Sciences Po and Freie Universität zu Berlin. She has previous experience working for the French Administration (Préfecture de Nanterre, Délégation Interministérielle à l’accueil et l’intégration des réfugiés), as well as in the field of economic cooperation and development (Konrad Adenauer Stiftung). As a Franco-German citizen, she grew up in a binational environment at the border between the two countries.

Daria Korsun 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. She also had an internship at Transparency International – Berlin, researching on integrity pact policy proposal and assisting in EU-funded project coordination. Daria speaks Russian, English and has intermediate level of German and Portuguese.

Dr. Johannes Lindner Co-Director

Johannes Lindner is Co-Director of the Jacques Delors Centre. At the Centre, he leads the Think Tank and works on economic and financial policy topics. Lindner 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 Counsellor to one of the Executive Board Members and as Advisor in the area of Market Infrastructure and Payments. He studied economics and politics with master’s degrees from the London School of Economics (MSc Public Administration and Public Policy, 1998) and University of Cologne (Diplom-Volkswirt, 1999), and a doctorate degree in politics from the University of Oxford (2003) focusing on EU budgetary decision-making. Johannes has published research on EU topics, has been speaker on policy panels at various institutions/conferences and is an Honorary Professor at Aston University in Birmingham, UK (since 2018).