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


Dr Jana Puglierin is the Head of the Berlin Office and a Senior Policy Fellow for the European Council on Foreign Relations since January 2020. She also directs ECFR’s Rethink: Europe initiative, which explores and illustrates European cooperation in innovative ways through the EU Cohesion Monitor and the EU Coalition Explorer.

Prior to this, she headed the Alfred von Oppenheim Center for European Policy Studies at the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP). Before joining DGAP Puglierin was an advisor on disarmament, arms control, and non-proliferation at 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”, 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) as well as of the International Visitor Leadership Program, the U.S. Department of State’s premier professional exchange program (2015). She is a board member of the German Atlantic Society and a member of the extended board of Women in International Security (

Jana earned a Master’s degree and a doctoral degree in Political Science, International and European law, and Sociology from the Friedrich-Wilhelms University of Bonn. Her doctoral degree was based on a thesis on the life and thought of John H. Herz.



Security realities

The Europeans are insufficiently prepared to provide more in terms of defence and stability. There will be a rude awakening even with a President Biden in the White House.



In the media

Jana Puglierin speaks about the covid-10 vaccination process in Germany and other topics.