Managing Director (Willy Brandt School of Public Policy)


C19 - Research Building "Weltbeziehungen" / C19.02.03

+49 361 737-4649

Office hours

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Visiting address

University of Erfurt
Willy Brandt School of Public Policy
C19 - Research Building "Weltbeziehungen"
Max-Weber-Allee 3
99089 Erfurt

Mailing address

Universität Erfurt
Willy Brandt School of Public Policy
Nordhäuser Str. 63
99089 Erfurt

Lena Kiesewetter


Lena Kiesewetter studied political science and peace research at the universities of Freiburg, Oslo, Toronto and at ETH Zurich, where she graduated with a Master of Arts. Before joining the Brandt School, Lena was the Chief of Staff and a Senior Program Officer at the Aspen Institute Germany. She also worked as a research associate and lobbying activist at the German human rights organization Genocide Alert, conducted field research on human rights activism in Bosnia and Herzegovina for the Swedish NGO Civil Rights Defenders, and interned at the German Embassy in Oslo. Other experience includes university research, teaching and adult education.


Lena Kiesewetter is the Managing Director of the Brandt School. She is responsible of personnel, financial planning, external communication, public events such as the Commitment Award and externally funded projects. As a member of the directorate, she is involved in the School's strategic development. She occasionally contributes to courses and research on conflict studies.