Corinna Hörst is a senior fellow, deputy director of GMF’s Brussels office, and interim director of GMF's Leadership Programs. She supports the executive director in all aspects of strategic planning, operations, personnel, management, and communication. In this capacity, she plays a central role in program planning, networking, and relationship building with the EU institutions, NATO and stakeholders from governments, media, business, as well as nongovernmental and think tank communities. She monitors and frequently comments on transatlantic relations and European affairs and is engaged in various women leadership development and diversity activities.
She is a member of the steering committee of the Brussels chapter of Women in International Security (WIIS) and co-founder of The Brussels Binder, an online database of female policy experts. In 2017, she co-authored the book “Women Leading The Way in Brussels,” with Claudia de Castro Caldeirinha (John Harper Publishing) which looks at women leadership in Europe and Brussels, including vignettes of women who exercise leadership across different sectors in Brussels.
Before coming to GMF in 1999, she was a teaching associate at Miami University, teaching American and world history and worked as an assistant project manager at a publishing company in Germany. Hörst has a Ph.D. and master’s degree in history and studied at Miami University in Ohio, the United States, the University of Heidelberg in Germany, and St. Andrews University in Scotland.