External speakers

Dr. Corinna Hörst

Deputy Director, The German Marshall Fund of the United States

Corinna Hörst is deputy director at the Brussels office of the German Marshall Fund of the U.S. (GMF) supporting the executive director in all aspects of strategic planning, operations, personnel, management and communication. In this capacity, she plays a central role in program planning, networking and relationship building with stakeholders from government, media, business, as well as non-governmental and think tank communities. She is also managing the day-to-day operations of the Transatlantic Foundation, a project in support of GMF’s transatlantic activities with European partners. She is also President of the Brussels chapter of Women in International Security (WIIS), a global network dedicated to advancing the leadership and professional development of women in the field of international relations, peace and security. She monitors and frequently comments on transatlantic relations, European Union affairs, leadership and gender. Before coming to GMF in 1999, she was a teaching associate at Miami University, teaching American and World history and worked as assistant project manager at a publishing company in Germany. Hörst has a Ph.D and master’s degree in history and studied at Miami University, Ohio, USA, the University of Heidelberg, Germany and St. Andrews University, Scotland.