Robert Bosch Senior Fellow at The Brookings Institution
Academia and Public Policy

Robert Bosch Senior Fellow at The Brookings Institution

In 2013, Robert Bosch Stiftung entered into a long-term partnership with the renowned American think tank The Brookings Institution. The influential, independent public policy organization, headquartered in Washington D.C., draws up political analyses and expert reports for American political decision makers. The Brookings Institution has placed a new focus on Germany, with the goal being to increase understanding of Germany’s politics and society in the United States.

In 2013, the partners decided that the first step would be to establish a Robert Bosch Senior Fellowship at The Brookings Institution. The Robert Bosch Senior Fellow will explore Germany’s role in Europe and its influence on European politics and business. Through publications and at events, the Fellow will give American decision makers and the general public a better understanding of economic, social, and domestic policy trends in Germany and Europe as well as German views on the relationship between the two countries – this is an urgent task, as shown by the current debate regarding transatlantic relations.

In June 2014 in Washington D.C., Dr. Kurt W. Liedtke, chairman of the Board of Trustees at Robert Bosch Stiftung, and Strobe Talbott, president of The Brookings Institution, announced that the lawyer and political commentator Dr. Constanze Stelzenmüller would assume her post as Robert Bosch Senior Fellow from November 2014. Dr. Stelzenmüller is an expert in the field of German, European, and transatlantic foreign and security policy. Until she takes on this position, Dr. Stelzenmüller will continue to work as a Senior Transatlantic Fellow of The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF). In this function, among other things, she heads the Transatlantic Trends program, an annual study on public opinion in the US and Europe. Her focus areas are: transatlantic relations, German foreign policy, NATO, the EU’s foreign, security and defense policies, international law, and human rights.