Dr. Steffen Zorn heads DGAP’s Membership Department and is, conjointly with COO Dr. Thorsten Klaßen, responsible for its strategic partnerships and fundraising.
Before joining DGAP, Zorn was deputy director of development at the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR). Prior to that, he worked in Brussels: in the European Parliament as adviser to several MEPs, as a senior director of the Women in Parliaments Global Forum (now Women Political Leaders) who played a large role in building it up, and as the volunteer head of an election campaign of a candidate for the German Bundestag.
Zorn studied “International Cultural and Business Studies” in Passau, Germany, and Santiago del Estero, Argentina. He earned his PhD with a dissertation on EU justice and home affairs after the Lisbon Treaty, which was supervised by Professor Wolfgang Wessels, at the University of Cologne.
Dr. Steffen Zorn
Dep. Director Strategic Partnerships | Head of Membership Dept.