Jessica Berlin

Jessica Berlin is a Non-resident Senior Fellow for Transatlantic Defense and Security at CEPA, founder of the strategy consultancy CoStruct, and a board member of the German-Ukrainian Society. She has over 17-year experience in security, foreign policy, and economic partnership development in dozens of countries across Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and North America, including with the US Senate, US Department of Defense, the German aid agency, and as an independent consultant. Since Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine in 2022, she has traveled frequently to Ukraine as a political analyst and strategy advisor. In 2024, the Lithuanian foreign ministry awarded her the Diplomatic Star of Lithuania in honor of her work in support of Ukrainian victory and against Russian disinformation.

Berlin’s commentary has been featured by CNN, BBC, Washington Post, DW News, NPR, Le Monde, Al Jazeera English, ZDF, Tagesspiegel, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, et al. Her TEDx on the transatlantic democratic crisis has been described as “one of the most powerful and inspiring TED talks.” She holds an MSc in Political Economy of Emerging Markets from King’s College London and a BA in International Relations from Tufts University.