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Dr. Henriette Rytz


Dr. Henriette Rytz is a foreign policy advisor to Cem Özdemir, member of the German Bundestag for the Green Party. Before joining his team, she worked as a researcher at Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik / German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP), a Berlin based foreign policy think tank. Henriette has published widely on questions of foreign policy, U.S. domestic politics, and immigration and integration, including a book that came out in 2013 (“Ethnic Interest Groups in US Foreign-Policy Making: A CubanAmerican Story of Success and Failure,” New York: Palgrave Macmillan). Her passion for U.S. politics and transatlantic relations has repeatedly taken her to the U.S. for longer work stints, including at the House of Representatives (as a Humanity in Action Lantos Fellow), the American Institute of Contemporary German Studies in Washington, D.C., and Yale University. Ms. Rytz holds a Ph.D. in Political Science and an M.A. in International Relations from the Free University Berlin. Ms. Rytz is the vice chair of the board of Humanity in Action Germany. She participated in the Fellowship program in Berlin in 2005.


Updated December 2018