Dr. Janka Oertel is a senior fellow in the Asia Program. Based in GMF’s office in Berlin, she focuses on Chinese foreign policy and security in East Asia. Prior to joining GMF, she served as a program director at Körber Foundation’s Berlin office. She was responsible for the Berlin Foreign Policy Forum as well as the Asia activities of Körber Foundation’s International Affairs Department.
She holds a PhD from the University of Jena focusing on Chinese policies within the United Nations. She was a visiting fellow at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP Berlin) and worked at United Nations Headquarters, New York as a Carlo-Schmid-Fellow. She has published on topics related to security in Asia-Pacific, Chinese foreign policy, and United Nations peacekeeping, including “China and the United Nations. Chinese UN Policy in the Areas of Peace and Development under Hu Jintao,” Nomos, 2014.