Dr. Armgard von Reden

Chair
Dr. Armgard von Reden

Chair

Dr. Armgard von Reden teaches international, data protection and security management at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Leibniz University in Hanover. She also advises companies on diversity and data protection issues. From 2002 to 2011 she was director of IBM, responsible for the liaison office for Germany and the CIS states, corporate social responsibility, data protection for EMEA, university relations and the IBM German Womens Leadership Council. Before that, she held various international management positions at IBM in Paris and Brussels, among others. In the 1990s, she was the editor-in-chief of the communications department of the President of the Bundestag, Süßmuth, for three years. Before that she worked as a legislative assistant at the US Congress (House and Senate), including on defense issues

Rachel Tausendfreund

Vice-Chairman
Rachel Tausendfreund

Vice-Chairman

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

Dr. Anna Kuchenbecker

Vice-Chairman
Dr. Anna Kuchenbecker

Vice-Chairman

Dr. Anna Kuchenbecker is deputy director of the Aspen Institute Germany. Her priorities 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 a 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, George Washington and American University. Anna studied Eastern European history and Slavic studies in Hamburg and did her doctorate at the TU Berlin at the Center for Anti-Semitism on Soviet nationality politics. 

Irene Thiede

Treasurer
Irene Thiede

Treasurer

Irene Thiede works as a commercial manager at CSSP - Berlin Center for Integrative Mediation and is responsible for financial management, fundraising, auditing, team leadership and office organization. In addition, she worked as an auditor at the Neukölln district office and managed finance and taxes in various other companies. Irene also has experience from her time as a consultant for economic development and social security with a specialist focus on policy and strategy advice as well as cost-benefit analyzes. She has a master's degree in economics from the University of Cape Town and a diploma in business administration from the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University. She teaches at the Berlin School of Economics and Law.