2018 Manfred Wörner Seminar Participants

German Fellows

Marcel Dirsus 

Political Scientist

University of Kiel

Christian-Hendrik Heusermann

Chief of Staff to the German Ambassador to the United States

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Sebastian Hoffmeister

Legal & Policy Officer

Federal Ministry of the Interior

Jakobine von Freytag-Loringhoven

Senior Project and Public Affairs Manager


Eva Jobs

Parliamentary Advisor

Dr. Dietlind Tiemann MdB/MP

Deutscher Bundestag

Dilan Kücükali

Project Manager

Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Lucas Lamberty

Advisor to the Executive Office

Konrad Adenauer Foundation

Sonja Kim Momberg

Desk Officer

Bundeswehr Office for Defence Planning

Sarah Pagung

Program Officer

German Council on Foreign Relations

Nicolai Pogadl

Project Manager & Researcher

Montreal Institute for Global Stability

Concordia University

Kaan Sahin

Cyber Risk Professional


Maximilian Scheunemann

Personal Assistant to the Senior Vice President


Antje Schippmann

Political Correspondent

BILD Newspaper

Lisa Marie Ullrich

Special Assistant & Strategic Advisor to the Chairman

Munich Security Conference Foundation

Alicia von Voß

Program Officer

German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP)

American Fellows

George Bogden

Research Associate

Office of Walter Russell Mead

Hudson Institute

Betsie Chacko

Senior Cyber Policy Advisor

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Max Daurora

Business Development Manager

Safran USA

Cori Fleser

National Security Policy Analyst

Booz Allen Hamilton

Rachel Gillum

Senior Director


Isaac Jenkins

Policy Advisor

U.S. Department of Defense


Clara Kim

Country Director for Korea Policy

U.S. Department of Defense

Lorand Laskai

Research Associate

Council on Foreign Relations

Sam Marrero

Executive Officer

U.S. Department of Defense

NESA Center

Christina Osowski

Strategic Partnerships Section Head

Office of the Chief of Naval Operations

Kateryna Pyatybratova

Marketing and Business Development Director

The George Washington University

Sameer Punyani

Strategic Innovation Group Associate

Booz Allen Hamilton

Ryan Solis

Military Officer

United States Marine Corps

Tom Van Rooy

International Staff


Devorah West

Private Sector Engagement Advisor

Humanitarian Policy and Global Engagement

U.S. Agency for International Development