500+ participants / 80+ speakers / 20+ panels


Day 3

Zeitenwende: A U-turn Nobody Predicted

11:45 – 12:45


Anna Kuchenbecker

Senior Director, Strategic Partnerships, European Council on Foreign Relations

Anna Kuchenbecker is the senior director for strategic partnerships at the European Council on Foreign Relations based in the Berlin office where she oversees ECFR’s strategic partnership and development operations. Ms Kuchenbecker came to ECFR from the Aspen Institute Germany, where she had served as the institute’s deputy director. Prior to that, she spent more than thirteen years in Washington, DC, holding 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. She holds a PhD 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 a 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.