Franziska Luettge is the senior program officer for the Indo-Pacific Program at The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF). Based in Brussels, she represents the Indo-Pacific team in the EU capital and is responsible for coordinating the day-to-day operations of the transatlantic team, including its project and grant management, research, and internal and external communications. Franziska’s policy portfolio centers on the Indo-Pacific and the program’s India work, including the India Trilateral Forum. In her previous role within GMF Indo-Pacific, she focused on EU-China relations and managed operations for the biannual Stockholm China Forum.
Upon joining GMF in September 2015, Franziska first worked in the organization’s Berlin office, where she organized policy discussions between key German and U.S. decision-makers across a variety of transatlantic issues and formats and managed the Young Transatlantic Network’s Berlin chapter. Franziska graduated cum laude from Rice University in Houston, Texas, with a B.A. in political science, policy studies, and German studies and holds a master’s degree in international relations from the Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and the University of Potsdam in Germany.