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Policy & Pizza: Careers in the Diplomatic Sector & Youth Engagement in EU Politics

Join guest speaker & German diplomat Lisa Heike and Prof. Christine Reh for a Policy & Pizza session discussing careers in the diplomacy, and youth engagement in European affairs.

Do the current events and crises that dominate the headlines keep you up at night? Do you ever wish that someone would help you make sense of it all? Our professors here at the Hertie School are there for you, and they've even brought pizza.

Join guest speaker Lisa Heike, current desk officer at the German Federal Foreign Office, and Prof. Christine Reh for a Policy & Pizza session discussing careers in the diplomacy, and youth engagement in EU affairs and the upcoming EU elections. They will also be joined by current PhD student Francesca Minetto, one of the founders of FuturEU, an initiative aimed at boosting student involvement in European affairs. As with our ‘Policy and Pizza’ sessions, this is an opportunity to engage directly with practitioners and leaders shaping the world of policy and international relations in a meaningful way. Bring your questions!

This discussion is being held in collaboration with the Jacques Delors Centre and the Erasmus Student Network. The event is public and will be hosted at the Forum of the Hertie School in Berlin. There will be no live stream. Due to limited seating, registration is appreciated.

Free drinks and pizza will be served from 6:00 pm, and the talk will begin at 6:30 pm.

Please register in advance via the form on right or by sending an email to m.poet[at]hertie-school[dot]org


Christine Reh

  • Christine Reh is Professor of European Politics at the Hertie School. From September 2018 to March 2022, she served as Dean of Graduate Programmes. Her work focuses on the European Union’s institutions, politics and legitimacy, with a particular interest in decision-making processes, informal governance and politicisation. Her current research explores the impact of national (electoral) politics on supranational actors and law-making. She previously held academic positions at the College of Europe in Bruges (Belgium) and at University College London, where she maintains an affiliation with the Department of Political Science. She is also an editorial board member of the Journal of European Public Policy. Reh received her PhD from the European University Institute in Florence (Italy) in 2007.

Lisa Heike

  • Lisa Heike works at the German Federal Foreign Office as Desk Officer for Russia. She previously worked at several consultancies as well as GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit). 

Francesca Minetto

  • Francesca Minetto is a doctoral candidate and a Research Associate at the Hertie School Berlin under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Christine Reh. Her current research investigates the interlinkages between global regimes and the European Union. That said, she can often been found reading about anything EU (politics, institutions, and policies) or working on FuturEU, an initiative aimed at involving students in the debate on the future of Europe. She holds an LLB in International and European Law, and a Master in International Affairs.