Dr. Nicole Renvert

Associate Fellow, Transatlantic Relations Program

Areas of Expertise

  • Transatlantic relations, US
  • Policy advice (think tanks, political foundations, companies, transnational actors)
  • Post-conflict reconstruction (reconciliation, transitional justice)


English, French


Email: renvert@af.dgap.org

Nicole Renvert is Associate Fellow, Program USA/Transatlantic Relations at the DGAP and Non-Resident Fellow of the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS), in Washington, D.C. In 2014 she was awarded a fellowship at the Käte Hamburger Kolleg, Center for Global Cooperation Research, University of Duisburg-Essen where she did her research on “Trust in International Cooperation”. From 2008 to 2014 she was Researcher at the  German Institute for International Affairs and Security Studies (SWP) und held teaching assignments, i.e. at the Hertie School of Governance on Foreign and Security Policy for the MOOC: “Governance & Policy Advice: How Political Decisions Come to Life“.

She is in the Advisory Committee of the Research Project “Patterns of economic policy advise in the USA and Germany“ of the Hertie School of Governance und the University Heidelberg, Center for American Studies. Nicole Renvert held assignments at the World Bank, the OSCE, the Aspen Institute and the Policy Planning Division of the German Foreign Office. She also worked internationally for different private company foundations.

Her area of expertise is Transatlantic Relations, Policy advice and Reconciliation/post-conflict reconstruction. 

Nicole Renvert has studied History, International Relations and Political Science at the University of Bonn, the Sorbonne and Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service, und did her dissertation at the NRW School of Governance, University Duisburg-Essen on “Power-Brokers in difficult times? The Role of Political Foundations in Transatlantic Relations”.


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Selected Publications

Endangered or Dangerous?
Political foundations and the Arab Spring
by Nicole Renvert
Endangered or Dangerous?
The raid on the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung’s Cairo bureau at the end of 2011 attests not only to the nervousness of the Egyptian authorities in times of change, but also to a deeply-rooted mistrust of “outside influences.” German political foundations play a key role in supporting change in the Arab region, but they must work harder to establish trust and clarify their role.
Category: Government and Society, Democratization/System Change, North Africa, Near and Middle East/North Africa
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