Dr. Armgard von Reden
Dr. Armgard von Reden advises companies on diversity and data protection issues. She has been a lecturer and visiting professor for international, data protection and security management at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Leibniz University in Hanover. From 2002 to 2011 she was a director at IBM, where she was responsible for the liaison office for Germany and the CIS states, corporate social responsibility, data protection for EMEA, as well as university relations and the IBM German Womens' Leadership Council. Prior to that, she held various international management positions at IBM, including Paris and Brussels.
In the nineties, she was chief speechwriter for Rita Suessmuth, President of the German Bundestag for three years. She also worked as a Legislative Assistant in the U.S. Congress (House and Senate), including on defense issues, and taught at Georgetown University and wrote articles for the London Economist.
Nana is a freelance presenter and writer specializing in: German domestic politics, security policy, transatlantic relations, and the USA. For many years she hosted the early morning program at Deutschlandfunk Kultur (Studio 9) and now hosts both election broadcasts and current political formats. Nana has been a special correspondent in the USA a few times, and she lived there from 2008 to 2009. She writes for the magazine Internationale Politik and various newspapers and magazines (Tagesspiegel, German Times). Nana was already once vice-chairwoman of WIIS.de from 2005 to 2011.
Rachel Tausendfreund is Editorial Director at the German Marshall Fund of the United States of America (GMF). Since 2006, she has worked and lived in Berlin as a foreign policy editor and expert specializing in transatlantic relations, trade policy, and American politics and culture. Rachel previously served as Editorial Director at the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) and at the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) as Editor for the journal Internationale Politik.
Eva Majewski is an officer in the management staff of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Previously, she worked as an advisor in the German Bundestag and at a political foundation in Brussels, especially on topics related to international economics and foreign policy.
Eva studied business administration at Humboldt University in Berlin, in Siena (Italy) and Washington, D.C. (USA). She wrote her final thesis at KfW-IPEX Bank in Johannesburg (South Africa). As Chair of the largest political student association in Europe, she was committed to democracy, rule of law and human rights, especially in Eastern Partnership countries and the Balkans. Eva has been a member of WIIS.de since 2018.