Experts & Staff

Alexander Lipke

Programme Coordinator, Asia programme


German, English, French, Korean (basic)


Alexander Lipke is the Asia programme coordinator at the European Council on Foreign Relations, based in the Berlin office.

Prior to joining ECFR in 2022, Lipke worked as a research associate at Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung’s regional Asia office in Singapore. Previously, he gained work experience with the Mercator European Dialogue project at the German Marshall Fund and in Bundestag member Michael Roth’s office in Berlin as well as the Konrad-Adenauer Foundation in Seoul, South Korea.

Lipke holds a BA in European studies jointly from Maastricht University in the Netherlands and Seoul National University in South Korea. He also holds an MA in international politics and east Asia from the University of Warwick and an MSc in international political economy from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. His main research interest is east Asian international relations, with a focus on the Korean Peninsula, South Korean foreign policy, and Indo-Pacific affairs.