Jan Techau

Director, Richard C. Holbrooke Forum, American Academy in Berlin

jan-techau-bunaJan Techau is the director of the Richard C. Holbrooke Forum for the Study of Diplomacy and Governance at the American Academy in Berlin.

From March 2011 to August 2016, Techau was the director of Carnegie Europe, the European think tank of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He works on EU integration and foreign policy, transatlantic affairs, and German foreign and security policy.

Before joining Carnegie, Techau served in the NATO Defense College’s Research Division from February 2010 until February 2011. He was director of the Alfred von Oppenheim Center for European Policy Studies at the German Council on Foreign Relations in Berlin between 2006 and 2010, and from 2001 to 2006 he served at the German Ministry of Defense’s Press and Information Department.

Techau is an associate scholar at the Center for European Policy Analysis and an associate fellow at the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies. He is a regular contributor to German and international news media.


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