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Travis Penner

Chief of Staff

As Chief of Staff, Travis Penner coordinates the four-person Managing Board's activities and serves as an advisor especially on strategic issues. He is responsible for committee work, reporting and research coordination. The latter functions as an interface between research and the science-supporting areas at the Weizenbaum Institute.

Previously, he oversaw the American Academy in Berlin's Distinguished Visitors program as well as a range of fundraising initiatives. In addition, he worked in corporate and foundation communications and, as a trainee, supported the development of the cross-programme alumni network of the German Hertie Foundation. Travis Penner studied political science and international affairs at Freie Universität Berlin, Sciences Po Paris, and UNSW Sydney.

Positions at Weizenbaum Institut

Chief of Staff, Weizenbaum-Institut e.V.


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