Bastian Hermisson is the executive director of the Heinrich Böll Foundation’s North America office. Prior to that, he directed the Heinrich Boell Foundation’s European Union office in Brussels, and was head of the EU/North America department as well as the department for foreign and security policy of the Heinrich Böll Foundation’s headquarters in Berlin. Previously he directed the program for transatlantic relations at the foundation’s office in Washington, DC. Before joining the Heinrich Böll Foundation, Bastian served for three years as advisor on foreign, security and environmental politics to MP Katrin Göring-Eckardt, caucus leader of the Greens in the German Bundestag.
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