Previous Positions: i.a. German Council on Foreign Relations | German Marshall Fund of the United States | German Institute for International and Security Affairs
Daniela Schwarzer is Executive Director for Europe and Eurasia of Open Society Foundations. Schwarzer is a renowned expert in European affairs and international relations. Since 2016, she has served as director and CEO of the German Council on Foreign Relations, where she has steered the organisation’s strategic repositioning and modernisation and has advised the EU Commission and national governments on European affairs. Prior to leading the German Council on Foreign Relations, Schwarzer was a member of the executive team of the German Marshall Fund of the United States, where she served as its senior director of research, as well as heading its Berlin office and Europe program from 2013 to 2016. She is an honorary professor of political science at Freie Universität Berlin and a senior fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center.