Board Members

Armgard von Reden


Dr. Armgard von Reden teaches international, data protection and security management at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science of Leibniz Universität Hannover. She also advises companies on diversity and privacy issues. From 2002-2011 she was the director of IBM, responsible for the Liaison Office for Germany and the CIS, Corporate Social Responsibility, Data Protection for EMEA, University Relations and the IBM German Women's Leadership Council...

Dr. Anna Kuchenbecker


Dr. Anna Kuchenbecker is deputy director of the Aspen Institute Germany. Her areas of expertise include Transatlantic Relations, Russia and the Aspen Leadership Seminar. Previously, Anna worked for various nonprofit organizations and think tanks in Washington DC for more than 13 years. She was Senior Partnership Adviser at the Institute for Inclusive Security, which promotes women's participation in peace and conflict resolution processes. She has also worked for the Brookings Institution and for the George Washington and American University...

Rachel Tausendfreund


Rachel Tausendfreund is Editorial Director at the German Marshall Fund of the United States of America (GMF).
Since 2006, she has been working and living in Berlin as a foreign affairs editor and expert with a focus on transatlantic relations, trade policy and American politics and culture. Previously, Rachel served as Editorial Director at the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) and at the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) as an editor for the journal Internationale Politik

Irene Thiede


Irene Thiede works as a commercial manager at CSSP - Berlin Center for Integrative Mediation and is responsible for the financial administration, fundraising, auditing, team leadership and office organization. In addition, she worked as an examiner at Neukölln district office and managed finance and taxes in various other companies. Irene also brings her experience as a consultant on economic development and social protection with a focus on policy and strategy consulting and cost-benefit analysis. She holds a master's degree in economics from the University of Cape Town...