Kathryn Knowles Women in International Affairs Lecture - How Fit is Europe for a New Transatlantic Relationship?
hosted by Professor
Michael G. Plummer
German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP)
KATHRYN KNOWLES LECTURE
On September 18, 2018 Kathryn Knowles, beloved alumna (B'01, 02), accomplished member of the SAIS Europe leadership team, and friend to many passed away after a brief illness with a rare and aggressive form of cancer. Kathryn loved working with students and excelled at it in her role as Associate Director of the European and Eurasian Studies program, leading study trips around the world, helping students to select the perfect sequence of courses, or coaching them to secure top internships. She challenged students to dream big and took great satisfaction in championing them to accomplish their goals. As Director of Public Affairs she worked tirelessly to promote SAIS Europe as a premier destination for the study of international relations. She helped to further strengthen the global reputation of the school by promoting cutting-edge faculty research, orchestrating events with high-profile speakers, and refining admissions material to attract top students.
The Kathryn Knowles Internship Fund
commemorates the invaluable personal and professional contributions she made to the SAIS Europe community. DANIELA SCHWARZER
Dr. Daniela Schwarzer is director of the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP).
Previously, she was a member of the executive team of the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF), serving as its senior director of research, as well as heading its Berlin office and Europe program. Prior to her work at GMF, Schwarzer spent eight years at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP), where she led its research group on European integration from 2008 to 2013. During this time, she advised Poland and France during their respective EU Council presidencies, served as a consultant to the Centre d'Analyse Stratégique for the French prime minister, and was a member of the "Europe" working group of the Whitebook Commission on Foreign and European Policy. Before joining SWP, she worked as an opinion page editor and France correspondent for Financial Times Deutschland
Since 2014, Schwarzer has held a senior research professorship at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, DC/Bologna. She was a Fritz Thyssen Fellow at Harvard University's Weatherhead Center for International Affairs in 2012–13. Schwarzer taught for several years at the Freie Universität Berlin and at the Hertie School of Governance and has lectured at the Collège d'Europe in Bruges, the Institute of European Studies of Macau, and the Universität Salzburg. She serves on the advisory boards of the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) and the Jacques Delors Institute in Paris and is a non-executive board member of BNP Paribas.