Constanze Stelzenmüller

Senior Fellow-Foreign Policy, Center on the US and Europe, Fritz Stern Chair on Germany and trans-Atlantic Relations

Constanze Stelzenmüller is currently a Senior Fellow-Foreign Policy at the Center on the US and Europe of Brookings Institution. She is a former transatlantic fellow of the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF), becoming Director of GMF’s Berlin Office later. From 1994 to 2005, she was editor of the political section of “Die Zeit”, a German newspaper. She has affiliations to several institutions, such as the German Ministry of Defence, German Council on Foreign Relations, European Policy Center, and other relevant organizations. She holds a BA in law and PhD from the University of Bonn, and a master’s degree in Public Administration by the University of Harvard. Her expertise areas include Foreign and Security Policy, European and German Security and Defence Policy and transatlantic relations.


Thursday March, 3

Panel II: Are Russia and China Encroaching on Europe?

A pragmatic economic partner or an adversary? Both labels have been applied to Russia and China, and such debates have strained Euro-Atlantic solidarity. Before the invasion of Ukraine, Russia and China had been getting closer. What are the defining characteristics of these Sino-Russian relations, and what does this imply for the future of Europe? Is this a marriage of convenience, or are there deeper motives at work? How will the current war in Ukraine change these dynamics? This panel will discuss these topics and more.