Experts & Staff

Jana Puglierin

Head, ECFR Berlin
Senior Policy Fellow

Areas of expertise

German and European foreign, security and defence policy; Germany's role in Europe; transatlantic relations


German, English, Italian


Jana Puglierin has been the head of ECFR’s Berlin office and a senior policy fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations since January 2020. She also directs ECFR’s Re:shape Global Europe project, which seeks to develop new strategies for Europeans to understand and engage with the changing international order.

Before joining ECFR, Puglierin headed the Alfred von Oppenheim Center for European Policy Studies at the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP). Prior to this, she was an advisor on disarmament, arms control, and non-proliferation in the German Bundestag, where she also worked on matters relating to German and European foreign and security policy. Between 2003 and 2010, she was researcher and lecturer to the chair of political science and contemporary history as well as in the program for North American studies at the University of Bonn. She was also an associate at Stiftung Neue Verantwortung in Berlin from October 2010 until October 2011.

In November 2017, Puglierin was a visiting fellow at the American-German Situation Room, a joint initiative of the AICGS and GMF. She is alumna of the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation’s Working Group of Young Foreign Policy Experts (2007-2016), of the ZEIT Foundation Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius (2016), of the Manfred-Wörner-Seminar for German-American Relations (2009), and of the International Visitor Leadership Program (2015). She is a board member of the German Atlantic Society and a member of the extended board of Women in International Security (

Puglierin earned a master’s degree and a PhD in political science, international and European law, and sociology from the Friedrich-Wilhelms University of Bonn.

New Ideas for German Foreign Policy

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Security realities

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In the media

Jana Puglierin contributes to the publication “European Sovereignty. Strategy and interdependence”

Jana Puglierin talks about Nord Stream 2 and other current affairs issues in Germany