Our team

Managing board
Dr. Johannes Bohnen

Dr. Johannes Bohnen

Executive Board & Co-founder

Dr. Johannes Bohnen studied international relations at Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service and received his doctorate degree from Oxford University. Following positions with several think tanks, the German Bundestag and the German government, he was founder and managing director of Scholz & Friends Agenda, a public affairs agency in Berlin.  In 2007, he started his own business, Bohnen Kallmorgen & Partner, together with Jan Kallmorgen. The firm became BOHNEN Public Affairs in 2015.
Jan-Friedrich Kallmorgen

Jan-Friedrich Kallmorgen

Executive Board & Co-founder

Jan-Friedrich Kallmorgen is trained as an historian and holds a master’s degree from Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service. He has worked in journalism and as a business consultant in Washington, D.C., and was an investment manager with Goldman, Sachs & Co from 2000 to 2003. From 2004 to 2007 he served as head of the Transatlantic Program at the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) and is now a CEO and Founder of Berlin Global Advisors.
Dr. Christoph Schwegmann

Dr. Christoph Schwegmann

Executive Board

Dr. Christoph Schwegmann is co-founder of the Atlantic Initiative / Atlantische Initiative e.V. He has working experience in Think Tanks, German Parliament and NATO and is a career civil servant with the Department of Defense. Christoph holds a doctorate in Political Science from Mannheim University. His commitment to the Atlantische Initiative e.V. is of purely private nature.
Staff
Matthias Hieber

Matthias Hieber

General Manager

Matthias Hieber is dedicated to international relations and global security issues. He studied political sciences and international law at the Universities of Vienna and Zurich. He began his professional career in positions at various research and security related institutions in Paris, London and Berlin, at the United Nations and the Council of Europe. He is currently working for Berlin Global Advisors, a consulting firm specializing in geopolitical risk analysis.
Henry Levinson

Henry Levinson

Project Manager Assistant & Editorial Assistant

Henry is a graduated from the University of Edinburgh where he obtained a degree in International Relations.  He is interested in conflict studies and geopolitical analysis. He began working with the Atlantische Initiative at the start of June 2018. Henry hopes to pursue an MSc in Conflict Studies, and then hopes to pursue a career in conflict resolution, geopolitical risk assessment, or humanitarian response planning.
Editorial Board
Steven Beardsley

Steven Beardsley

Executive Editor

Steven Beardsley is a journalist who has reported from Europe, Africa and the Middle East while covering the U.S. military and transatlantic relations. He works frequently with German broadcaster Deutsche Welle and reported in the past for European Stars and Stripes. His interests range from international business to politics. He has focused most recently on soldier-society relations in post-Cold War Germany. Beardsley was a 2016-2017 Fellow with the Robert Bosch Stiftung. He lives in Berlin with wife and son.
Maximilian Beck

Maximilian Beck

Executive Editor

Maximilian Beck studied international relations and economics at SAIS Johns Hopkins University and the University of Leicester. He gathered experience working at the EU parliament, NATO and the German Federal Foreign Ministry. Since graduating he joined a startup in Berlin as he transitions to the private sector.

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