Katharina Emschermann is Deputy Director of the Centre for International Security. Her areas of expertise include transatlantic relations, German/ European foreign and security policy, as well as policymaking in multilateral forums. She is in charge of policy outreach and hosts the "Berlin Security Beat" podcast.
She previously served as a foreign policy advisor and intermittent chief of staff to Jürgen Trittin, Member of the German Bundestag. Prior to her work at Bundestag, she was a research associate at the Collaborative Research Center “Transformations of the State” at the University of Bremen. She studied in Berlin, Paris and Regensburg and was a visiting scholar at the Center for Transatlantic Relations in Washington, D.C. She holds a PhD in International Relations from the University of Bremen. Her dissertation focused on the evolution of (non-)intervention justifications in Western democracies.