Constanze Stelzenmüller is an expert on German, European, and trans-Atlantic foreign and security policy and strategy and the inaugural holder of the Fritz Stern Chair on Germany and trans-Atlantic Relations in the Center on the United States and Europe at Brookings Institution. After speaking at the Institution during a 2015 week on “Redefining Europe,” Stelzenmüller joins the Chautauqua Lecture Series in a week on “What Should be America’s Role in the World?” with an an examination of what the Russian invasion of Ukraine means for America’s role in Europe.
At Brookings, Stelzenmüller has been a senior fellow in the Center on the United States and Europe and the inaugural Robert Bosch Senior Fellow. She has also served as the Kissinger Chair on Foreign Policy and International Relations at the Library of Congress and as a senior transatlantic fellow with the German Marshall Fund of the United States. She has also been a GMF campus fellow at Grinnell College in Iowa, a Woodrow Wilson Center public policy scholar in Washington, D.C., and a member of the Remarque Forum.
Stelzenmüller’s writings, in both German and English, have appeared in Foreign Affairs, Internationale Politik, the Financial Times, the International New York Times and Süddeutsche Zeitung, among other publications. She is a governor of the Ditchley Foundation and a fellow of the Royal Swedish Society for War Sciences, and holds a doctorate in law from the University of Bonn, a master’s degree in public administration from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and a law degree from the University of Bonn.