Organizing Committee

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Co-Chairs

Lukas Manske

Lukas Manske

Co-Chair

Lukas is a student in the Master of Public Policy program at Harvard Kennedy School, focusing on international relations, diplomacy, international negotiations, and leadership. Before starting his Master’s degree, he gained professional experience in the European Parliament, focusing on the EU's Common Foreign and Security Policy. In addition to his passion for international affairs and questions related to European integration, he is interested in the development of rural areas.

Stephanie Armbruster

Stephanie Armbruster

Co-Chair

Stephanie is a PhD candidate in Biostatistics at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, focusing on statistical method for time-to-event data. Her research includes methodological development and real-world application, collaborating with physicians at Mass General Brigham. Outside her academic pursuits, Stephanie enjoys rowing on the Charles River, exploring Boston through running, and reading a good book. Stephanie is excited to serve as one of the Co-Chairs for the GAC 2024, and strongly believes that HARD CONVERSATIONS are crucial to realign the transatlantic relationship and to ensure the German-American partnership is resilient for the future.

Thilo Kerkhoff

Thilo Kerkhoff

Co-Chair

Thilo is a student in the Master in Public Policy Program at Harvard Kennedy School, and focuses on policy aspects of regulating technology and AI, as well as negotiation and conflict resolution. He is a research assistant on tech policy and competition at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government. In addition, he serves as a course coach for two of HKS’s signature negotiation classes. Thilo is a fully-qualified German lawyer with tri-sector work experience in international law firms, the German government and NGOs.