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Cornelius Adebahr

Associate Fellow at the German Council on Foreign Relations

Dr Cornelius Adebahr is a political analyst and entrepreneur based in Washington, DC, and Berlin, Germany. His research focuses on European foreign policy in a broad sense, from integrating the Western Balkans into Euro-Atlantic structures to the European Union’s role in the negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program to the impact of the economic crisis on Europe’s global role. In addition, he is an associate fellow of the Research Institute of the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP). Until 2011, he also was a lecturer at the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy at Erfurt University and a member of the Team Europe of the European Commission. In 2002/2003, he was a fellow of the Robert Bosch Foundation’s Post-Graduate Program in International Affairs. He studied Political Science (International Relations), Philosophy, Public Law, and International Economics in Tübingen, Paris, and at the Free University Berlin, where he graduated in 2001 before receiving his PhD in 2008.

Dr Adebahr is currently an associate in the Europe Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, DC. With his own political consultancy in Berlin, Dr Adebahr’s clients include the BMW Foundation and the European Policy Centre in Brussels. He has also been a fellow of the European Foreign and Security Policy Studies Program of the Volkswagen Foundation, the Compagnia di San Paolo Foundation, and Riksbankens Jubileumsfond as well as of the Postgraduate Program in International Affairs of the Robert Bosch Foundation and the German National Merit Foundation.

He is a frequent commentator for major German and international print, radio, and television media outlets, including ZDF, Reuters, and the BBC. He has also testified before the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the European Parliament and provided written evidence to the UK House of Lords.

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