Public event

EMPA Graduation 2017

On 1 September, we will celebrate the success of our latest graduates of the Executive Master of Public Administration (EMPA) programme together with new and current students and the Hertie School community. Constanze Stelzenmüller (Robert Bosch Senior Fellow, Center on the United States and Europe, Brookings Institution) will be the commencement speaker. There will be further remarks by Hertie School President Helmut K. Anheier, EMPA Programme Director Andrea Römmele, and the designated student speakers Ivana Ponjavic and Anton Hufnagl.

Constanze Stelzenmüller, an expert on German, European, and transatlantic foreign and security policy and strategy, is the inaugural Robert Bosch Senior Fellow in the Center on the United States and Europe at Brookings Institution. Prior to working at Brookings, she was a Senior Transatlantic Fellow with the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF).

Stelzenmüller is the former Director of GMF’s Berlin office. From 1994 to 2005, she was an editor for the political section of the German weekly DIE ZEIT, where she had also served as defense and international security editor and covered human rights issues and humanitarian crises. From 1988 to 1989, she was a visiting researcher at Harvard Law School. She has also been a GMF campus fellow at Grinnell College in Iowa, and a Woodrow Wilson Center public policy scholar in Washington, D.C.

Stelzenmüller holds a doctorate in law from the University of Bonn, a master’s degree in public administration from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and a law degree from the University of Bonn.

Photo: ©The Brookings Institution