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Charlotte Matthysen has been a visiting fellow since November 2020. Her work focuses on transatlantic relations, EU political affairs as well as economic and digital policy. Charlotte is a senior public policy manager at Liberty Global, one of the world’s leading converged video, broadband, and communication companies. Mrs. Matthysen has been working on EU and transatlantic policy for almost eight years, including experience at Cambre Associates (EU policy consultancy), AmCham EU, and GMF itself. She holds a double master degree in law from Georgetown University and KULeuven and is a Belgian national.

Heidi Tworek is assistant professor of international history at the University of British Columbia, a visiting fellow at the Center for History and Economics at Harvard University, and a non-resident fellow at The German Marshall Fund of the United States and the Canadian Global Affairs Institute. She is working with the Alliance for Securing Democracy project at GMF on issues related to media. Tworek is the author or co-editor of three books forthcoming in 2018 on the history of news, business, and international organizations. Tworek has published in academic venues including Journal of Policy History, Business History Review, International Journal of Communication, Journal of Global History, Journalism Studies, and German History. She has also published in newspapers and magazines including Foreign Affairs, The Atlantic, Politico, Wired, and Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.