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A Policy Address by Jens Stoltenberg, Secretary General, NATO October 28, 2014 / Brussels

The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF), in partnership with NATO, hosted Jens Stoltenberg, newly appointed NATO secretary general, to deliver his first policy address on the future of the Alliance. Dr. Karen Donfried, president of GMF, moderated the event.

In 8 Minutes or Less: John Bellinger Discusses Transatlantic Counter-Terrorism Approaches October 17, 2014

Bruno Lete, GMF senior program officer for foreign and security policy, interviews John Bellinger III, partner at Arnold & Porter LLC in Washington DC, about transatlantic approaches to counter-terrorism. Bellinger is the former legal advisor to the U.S. Department of State and the National Security Council.

In 8 minutes or less: TTIP and the South Atlantic September 30, 2014

What impact will TTIP have on the South Atlantic?

Urban and Regional Policy Fellowships

The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) grants a limited number of fellowships each year through its Urban and Regional Policy program, which focuses on the policy issues and challenges common to metropolitan regions and cities in the United States and Europe. Urban and Regional Policy Fellowships provide opportunities for practitioners at the urban and regional levels to meet with their counterparts across the Atlantic and examine policies that have been successfully implemented to address similar needs. Fellows can choose to travel for short-term (3-5 weeks) research periods, with the goal of returning to their work equipped with the ideas and insights necessary to effect significant and lasting change in their own communities.

Applying for the Urban and Regional Policy Fellowship

The pre-application window closed on April 15, 2014. Check back in spring 2015 for details on our next application cycle.

Who Should Apply

GMF welcomes pre-applications from mid-career policymakers or practitioners in state/local government, private sector, or non-profit and policy organizations with a strong record of project completion. Though this fellowship is not intended for academic research, researchers that have opportunities to apply fellowship outcomes toward public policy may apply. For the 2014 application cycle, GMF welcomed fellowship proposals under four themes: 1) mobility; 2) sustainability & resiliency; 3) regional governance; and 4) equity & inclusion.

How to Apply

Carefully read the Urban and Regional Policy Fellowship 2014 Summary for pre-applications. Check back in spring 2015 for specific details of the next application cycle.

Please contact Bartek Starodaj, Program Coordinator, for questions at, or see our FAQ.

2014 Urban and Regional Policy Fellows

We are pleased to announce our 2014 fellows:

Wayne Feiden, Director of Planning and Sustainability, City of Northampton, Massachusetts
Project: Transforming Small Post-industrial Legacy Cities into Resilient and Successful Places

Julieanne Herskowitz, Vice President, New York City Economic Development Corporation
Project: Addressing New York City’s Crumbling Infrastructure: Lessons from the London Mayoral Community Infrastructure Levy & its Funding of Cross Rail

Lykke Leonardsen, Head of Climate Unit, Technical and Environmental Administration, City of Copenhagen
Project: Implementation of Climate Change Solutions in U.S. cities

Karin Morris, Manager, Office of Smart Growth, Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission
Project: Healthy Cities and Regions: Lessons from Europe’s Policies, Plans, and Development Projects

Matteo Robiglio, CEO & Senior Designer, TRA architectture
Project: Adaptive Reuse and Housing: the Potential of Industrial Infrastructure for Sustainable Urban Regeneration, Community Development, Mixed Use and to Provide Permanent Affordable Housing

Leah Shahum, Executive Director, San Francisco Bicycle Coalition
Project: Saving Lives, Expanding Mobility: Vision Zero Lessons for San Francisco & Beyond

Click here for more information about current and past fellows.