Center for German and European Studies

What is a Feminist Foreign Policy and why do we need it? Experiences from Germany

**Co-sponsored by Brandeis Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Department of Politics, Women's Studies Research Center and International Global Studies Program.

About the Event

Orange and pink book coverInvitation to a luncheon event with Kristina Lunz, activist and founder of the Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy, and Dr. Sonja Kreibich, German Consul General to the New England States on Thursday, September 21 at 10:45am.

On 1 March 2023, German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock presented Germany’s first-ever Guidelines for a Feminist Foreign Policy. Safeguarding women’s and marginalized group’s rights, representation and access to resources has thus become a cornerstone of German foreign policy.

Kristina Lunz, author of “The Future of Foreign Policy is Feminist” will read a brief excerpt from the book and explain the concept, and Consul General Sonja Kreibich will share from her experience implementing the Guidelines.

About the Speakers

Head shot of Kristina Lunz with a soft smileKristina Lunz is the Co-CEO of the Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy (CFFP) and bestselling author of "The Future of Foreign Policy is Feminist”, Forbes "30 under 30," Ashoka Fellow, Atlantik Brücke Young Leader, Handelsblatt/BCG "Vordenker*innen 2020," Focus Magazine's "100 Women of 2020." She's an Advisory Group Member for Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Goalkeepers Initiative on the SDGs. With extensive experience, she holds dual master's degrees from the Universities of College London & Oxford. Featured regularly in (inter)national media including Vogue, Spiegel, and The Guardian, Kristina was the face of the Giorgio Armani campaign “Crossroad” for female empowerment.

Head shot of Sonja Kreibich with a soft smileDr. Sonja Kreibich is a German career diplomat, currently serving as Germany’s Consul General to the New England States. Her earlier postings include three years as Gender and Human Rights Expert at Germany’s Mission to the UN in New York.