Daniela Schwarzer Joins GMF as Director of the Europe Program
WASHINGTON, January 13, 2014—The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Daniela Schwarzer as the director of the new Europe Program, which builds on the work of GMF’s EuroFuture Project.
The Europe Program aims to enhance understanding of the challenges facing the European Union and the potential implications for North America and the transatlantic relationship. The program contributes to the European and transatlantic policy debate through analysis and policy recommendations to help improve the political, economic, financial, and social stability of the EU and its member states. The Europe Program focuses on three key areas: integration and disintegration in the EU, responses to challenges in the EU’s neighborhood, and Germany’s European and international roles.
Schwarzer joins GMF’s Berlin office from the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP), the German Institute for International and Security Affairs. She headed SWP’s European Integration Division from 2008 to early January 2014, after joining the Institute in 2005. Schwarzer was a Fritz Thyssen visiting scholar in 2012-2013 at Harvard University’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs and also a non-resident fellow of the Transatlantic Academy at GMF.
“Dr. Schwarzer is an excellent addition to GMF,” said GMF President Craig Kennedy. “Under her guidance, the Europe Program will continue to strengthen GMF’s longstanding commitment to research and dialogue on transatlantic issues.”
Schwarzer has published widely on euro area issues, financial and sovereign debt crises, questions of democratic legitimacy, France, and Germany. She has held various advisory positions with the French government and was part of the advisory team for the Polish EU Council Presidency. Schwarzer has testified before the European Parliament, the German Bundestag, the House of Lords (U.K.), and the U.S. National Intelligence Council. She regularly comments on European issues in a range of international media outlets, including the New York Times, the Financial Times, Reuters, and the BBC.
She holds a Ph.D. in political economy from the Freie Universität of Berlin, co-supervised by the London School of Economics. She has been an adjunct faculty member of the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin since 2010 and has taught in graduate programs in universities in Europe and China since 2001.
The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) strengthens transatlantic cooperation on regional, national, and global challenges and opportunities in the spirit of the Marshall Plan.
GMF does this by supporting individuals and institutions working in the transatlantic sphere, by convening leaders and members of the policy and business communities, by contributing research and analysis on transatlantic topics, and by providing exchange opportunities to foster renewed commitment to the transatlantic relationship.
In addition, GMF supports a number of initiatives to strengthen democracies. Founded in 1972 as a non-partisan, non-profit organization through a gift from Germany as a permanent memorial to Marshall Plan assistance, GMF maintains a strong presence on both sides of the Atlantic. In addition to its headquarters in Washington, DC, GMF has offices in Berlin, Paris, Brussels, Belgrade, Ankara, Bucharest, Warsaw, and Tunis. GMF also has smaller representations in Bratislava, Turin, and Stockholm.