We are joined in person by Jessica Berlin.

Berlin is a geopolitical expert and a commentator at Deutsche Welle News. Her career has spanned 15 years working with government agencies, civil society, and the private sector in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and North America. She specializes in security policy, transatlantic affairs, sustainable business and technology, and aid industry reform.

Berlin is the founder of Berlin-based strategy consultancy CoStruct, Vice Chairman of the Board at pan-African fintech company :brij, an Advisory Board Member at pan-European think tank Europa Nova, a BMW Foundation Futurity Fellow, and a Global Governance Fellow of the Robert Bosch Foundation. She is a frequent speaker and moderator at international business and policy events, and her TEDx on the transatlantic democratic crisis has been described as “one of the most powerful and inspiring TED talks.” Berlin holds an MSc in Political Economy of Emerging Markets from King’s College London, a BA in International Relations from Tufts University, and speaks five languages.