Dr. Jana Puglierin

Head of Program, Alfred von Oppenheim Center for European Policy Studies

Areas of Expertise

  • European foreign policy, security policy, and defense policy
  • Germany's role in Europe/ Germany's European policy
  • Fundamental questions of European integration
  • German foreign policy and security policy
  • Transatlantic relations

Languages

English, Italian, French

Contact

Phone: +49 (0)30 25 42 31-75
Email: puglierin@dgap.org

Please note that we are unable to take in interns at the Alfred von Oppenheim Center for European Policy Studies up until June 2018. We look forward to your application for later dates.

Jana Puglierin is Head of the Alfred von Oppenheim Center for European Policy Studies. From September 2013 to December 2015 she was a program officer at the DGAP’s Future Forum Berlin (Berliner Forum Zukunft).

Prior to this she was an advisor on disarmament, arms control, and non-proliferation at the German Bundestag, where she also worked on matters relating to German and European foreign and security policy.

Between 2003 and 2010, she worked as a researcher and lecturer in Bonn University's political science and contemporary history department as well as in the University's North American studies program. She also held a teaching post at the University of Chemnitz, and worked as a researcher at the DGAP.

She studied political science, international and European law, and sociology at the University of Bonn, at Venice International University, and at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Albany. Her doctoral degree was based on a thesis on the life and thought of John H. Herz.

publications

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Selected Publications

Can Europe Crack the Immigration Issue?
Judy Dempsey Asks Jana Puglierin and Other Experts
by Jana Puglierin
“Judy Asks,” Carnegie Europe Blog, June 28, 2018
As part of her “Strategic Europe” blog for Carnegie Europe’s website, Judy Dempsey asked a selection of foreign and security policy experts, including the DGAP’s Jana Puglierin, wether Europe can crack the immigration issue.
Category: Migration, European Union
Mind the Gap
How France and Germany Can Spearhead Joint Foreign Policy Initiatives Now
by Claire Demesmay, Jana Puglierin, Laure Delcour, Barbara Kunz, Stefan Meister, Andreas Rinke, Frédéric Charillon, Laura Lale Kabis-Kechrid, Dorothée Schmid
DGAPkompakt 4b (April 2018), 16 pp., Updated and extended version
Mind the Gap
Given the current instability on Europe's borders and uncertainty about the international role of the US under President Trump, it is high time for Franco-German foreign policy initiatives. However, differences between the two, both on policy issues and in their strategic cultures, also limit their cooperation. This study shows how France and Germany can bridge - and exploit - these gaps to facilitate joint initiatives on four key topics: Russia, transatlantic relations, Syria and Turkey.
Category: France, Germany
Atlanticist and “Post-Atlanticist” Wishful Thinking
by Jana Puglierin, Hans Kundnani
The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF), Policy Essay No. 01/2018, January 3, 2018
Atlanticist and “Post-Atlanticist” Wishful Thinking
The publication of an Atlanticist manifesto by a group of leading German foreign policy analysts has prompted a lively debate about whether or not Germany, and by extension the European Union, should “preserve” the transatlantic partnership or decouple itself from the United States and pursue a “post-Atlanticist” foreign policy.
Category: Transatlantic Relations
What Germany Needs To Do Next...
On France and the EU
by Claire Demesmay, Jana Puglierin
Berlin Policy Journal, 5. September 2017
What Germany Needs To Do Next...
Meet Paris half-way and let it lead, too, lose your self-satisfied tone, and be more creative in developing ideas to bring the whole EU forward.
Category: European Union, Germany
When Worlds Collide
US President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel stand for conflicting conceptions of the West.
by Jana Puglierin
Berlin Policy Journal, July 2017
US President Trump’s understanding of the West, as sketched out in his Warsaw speech, is actually very Polish – or rather, PiS-ish. Meanwhile, Angela Merkel’s West is a place where people share certain fundamental political beliefs, including liberal democracy, the rule of law, human rights, and gender equality
Category: Transatlantic Relations
Say it with feeling
Germany is Europe’s de facto leader. But it needs to change its style
by Claire Demesmay, Jana Puglierin, Julian Rappold
International Politics and Society, July 21, 2017
Leadership can foster resentment. As Germany has taken a stronger role in responding to the crises gripping Europe, mistrust towards Berlin has increased. Germany’s handling of the refugee and Eurozone crises has not met with universal approval, and some regard the country’s unparalleled influence as part of the problem. Germany shouldn’t give in to calls to step away from the reigns. But it does need to change the way it leads, or risk a further erosion of confidence.
Category: European Union
Foreign Policy and the Next German Government
Experts from the German Council on Foreign Relations offer case studies
by Josef Braml, Claire Demesmay, Dina Fakoussa, Ali Fathollah-Nejad, Wilfried Jilge, Laura Lale Kabis-Kechrid, Stefan Meister, Christian Mölling, Jana Puglierin, Henning Riecke, Claudia Schmucker, Daniela Schwarzer, Svenja Sinjen, Sebastian Sons, Sarah Wohlfeld
DGAPkompakt 7, Summer 2017, 42 pp.
Foreign Policy and the Next German Government
A new German government will take office after the elections on September 24, 2017. DGAP experts outline in 12 separate areas the foreign policy goals Germany should pursue (and with which partners).
Category: International Policy/Relations, Germany
The Franco-German Pact
More Common Ground than Disagreement
by Claire Demesmay, Jana Puglierin
European Leadership Network, July 11, 2017
In Germany, both Angela Merkel and Martin Schulz are strong champions of the European project and closer ties with France. However, regardless of who wins the election in September 2017, there are some areas in Franco-Germans relations where cooperation will be easier said than done.
Category: Nordkorea, France, Germany
Ode to (Some) Joy
by Claire Demesmay, Jana Puglierin
Berlin Policy Journal, July 2017
Both main German parties are keen to work with France’s new president. And whether it will be “Merkron” or “Schucron” pushing the EU forward, there is more common ground than disagreement.
Frau Merkel Means What Frau Merkel Says
Europeans have their destiny in their own hands, but transatlantic ties still matter
by Jana Puglierin
Globe and Mail (Toronto), May 31, 2017
Frau Merkel Means What Frau Merkel Says
Angela Merkel's "beer-tent speech" was not intended to throw transatlantic relations onto the dust heap of history. Her point, rather, was to stress that holding the EU-27 together is her number-one priority. By saying that the Europeans had their destiny “in their own hands,” she made the case for a stronger EU and a more active Germany.
Category: Transatlantic Relations, Europe