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Political developments and trends, like migration, digitization and the questioning of multilateralism have a global impact and concern all of us. Although some political issues might only have certain regional characteristics in the first place, it is important to put them in a global context and discuss their global dimension.

The International Adenauer Network aims at bringing young and highly motivated politicians together from Europe, Latin America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Our idea is to consider the different regional views and diverse perspectives in order to offer a continuous platform for controversial dialogue, discussions and solution-finding.

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International Adenauer Network
The International Adenauer Network aims at bringing young and highly motivated politicians together from Europe, Latin America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
Florencia Suarez Bacarro
Adviser to the Secretary of the Government Secretariat of Modernization of the Argentine Republic.
Astik Sinha
Sr. Aide to Minister of State for Finance & Corporate Affairs.
Chean Chung Lee
Treasurer General of People’s Justice Party.
Bruno Kazuhiro
National Chairman of Democratas Youth
Jargalan Batbayar
Vice-President, Democratic Women’s Union, Democratic Party of Mongolia.
Apasipanga John Anamganya
Vice President, Tertiary Education Students confederacy of the New Patriotic Party, University of Ghana.

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Alexandra Zins
Germany, Member of the executive board of Junge Union Saxony, German Council for Saxony, Member of federal digitalization commission of Junge Union, Policy Adviser to deputy chairman of CDU/CSU group


My name is Alexandra Zins and I am 27 years old. In my bachelor´s degree I studied "Politics, Organization and Administration" at the University Potsdam with experience abroad in Paris, Brussels and Budapest. In addition to my job for digitization issues of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group, I am finishing my tri-national master degree in "Public Sector Innovation" from the Universities of KU Leuven, University of Münster and the Technical University in Tallinn.



Apasipanga John Anamganya
Ghana, Apasipanga John Anamganya is a Young Ghanaian Politician, and a former Vice President of the Tertiary Education Students' Confederacy (TESCON) of the NPP, the University of Ghana Chapter.


He currently works with the Petroleum Commission, Ghana’s Upstream Oil and Gas Regular, as a Policy Analyst. Apasipanga holds a bachelor's degree in Political Science, and a Master of Arts degree in International Affairs & Diplomacy, both from the University of Ghana.



Christina Balaska
Greece, Chief of Staff of the Greek Deputy Minister of Tourism Cabinet


Christina Balaska (30) was born in Athens, Greece. She is the Chief of Staff of the Greek Deputy of Tourism Cabinet and a lawyer. She holds a degree in law (LL.B.), as well as a Master of Laws degree (LL.M.) in E.U. Law earned from the Law School of Athens. She served as Vice-President and Deputy Secretary General of YEPP from 2017-2021. From 2019-2021 she worked as legal advisor to the Greek Deputy Minister of Education.



Jargalan Batbayar
Mongolia, Vice-President, Democratic Women’s Union, Democratic Party of Mongolia


I am Vice-Chairwoman of the Democratic Women's Union, the women's wing of the Democratic Party of Mongolia. I serve as the head of the Democratic Party’s Education and Science Policy Board. I graduated from Columbia University with a Bachelor of Arts in economics.



Doris Cornel Gillius
Tanzania, Policy Analyst


My name is Doris Cornel, a policy analysis specialist based in Tanzania. I am also a human rights activist advocating for political rights, democracy and justice for minority groups across East Africa. I hold a Master’s Degree in International Social Welfare and Health Policy from Oslo Metropolitan University in Norway.



Chean Chung Lee
Malaysia, Member of Parliament, National Communication Director of the People's Justice Party


I am Chean Chung, currently Member of Parliament for the Petaling Jaya constituency and National Communication Director of the People's Justice Party since 2022. Previously, I served as Treasurer General of People’s Justice Party, and elected State Assembly-man of Semambu Constituency. I have graduated from Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore (NUS) after completing a Master in Public Administration in 2019.

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Nathalie Herberger
Germany, Legislative Policy Advisor to a Member of Parliament, CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group


I am Nathalie Herberger, a PhD candidate in the field of cyber security relations. Alumna of the Kon-rad-Adenauer-Stiftung and the Hertie School of Governance. My professional experience spans work-ing as a political advisor for the International Office at the CDU Germany, the German Bundestag, and the EPP in Brussels. I am Vice-Chairperson of the Junge Union Berlin and Chair of the International Commission.



Bruno Kazuhiro Otsuka Nunes
Brazil, Founding Director of Tomorrow Generation Institute


Bruno Kazuhiro, born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, graduated from Law School at Rio Federal University and has a Master in Political Science from Rio State University. He held positions such as National Youth Chairman of Democratas party, Chairman of the Inter-national Young Democrat Union and State Secretary for Infrastructure of Rio de Janeiro. Today, he acts as Undersecretary for Tour-ism of Rio de Janeiro city.



Aya Khiari
Tunisia, General Secretary of Tounes Clean Up Association and member of Nidaa Tounes


I am Aya Khiari, I am in charge of distance learning in strengthening parliamentary work at the University of Senghor and the Assembly of « La Francophonie », I am also member of Nidaa Tounes political party and a founding member and secretary general of Tounes Clean Up Association.



Dr. Stephan Klenner
Germany, Journalist (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung)


My name is Stephan Klenner and I live in Frankfurt am Main. I studied law in Marburg, received my doctorate in school law and work as a journalist for a renowned German newspaper.



Elie Obeid
Lebanon, International Secretary, Lebanese Forces Youth Association


My name is Elie Obeid, a multifaceted professional with expertise in business research, project development, and international relations consulting. I am an experienced researcher in infrastructure projects and related finance, an accomplished trainer in human rights and citizenship, and a political and human rights activist. I am a member of the international relations team of the Lebanese Forces Party and hold keen interest in politics and geopolitics particularly in the MENA region and Europe.



Astik Sinha
India, Senior Aide to Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting, Youth & Sports



Mr Astik Sinha is a public policy and strategic communication professional, with over a decade of experience in leadership roles with government, think tanks and NGO’s. Mr Sinha has worked with India’s Ministry of Finance & Corporate Affairs, the Ministry of Infor-mation & Broadcasting and the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports. He was elected President, Asian Democratic Leaders Alliance, a grouping of 250 Asian leaders and served on the Steering Commit-tee of the Australia India Youth Dialogue.



Sam Stead
New Zealand, MBA Student


From 2018 to 2021, I was President of the New Zealand Young Nationals (Young Nats), the largest and oldest youth wing in New Zealand. I have experience working as the Strategy, Performance & Capability Manager for the National Party and as a Management Consultant in the professional services industry. I am currently studying full-time toward an MBA.



Kim Thy Tong
Germany, Legislative Policy Advisor to a Member of Parliament


I am Kim Thy Tong and deputy federal chairwoman of the Junge CDA (Young Group of Christian Democratic workers’ association). Moreover, I work as a legislative policy advisor to a member of parliament of the CDU. Personally I am interested in EU-Asia trade and security relations.



Lamin Darboe
The Gambia, Programme Analyst, Poverty & Inclusive Growth, UNDP The Gambia


I am the former Executive Director of Gambia National Youth Council. I am a social justice and political rights advocate who coordinated the establishment of the Inter-Party Youth Platform. I have experience especially on issues around democracy, migration, and social mobilization.



Florencia Suarez Bacarro
Argentina, Former International Relations Secretary of the Youth PRO


Senior strategic advisor with experience working in the private and public sector. Passionate about strategy, transformation and technology. Florencia has been selected for leadership programs with the IBD, the State Department of the United States - IVLP, the Fundación Río de la Plata and the Beijing Youth Federation.



Cengizhan Güngör
Turkey, Chairman of Foreign Affairs of AK Party Youth Branch


I graduated from University of Florida, USA, Department of Food Resource and Economics in 2013. I am conducting my family company. Since 2018 I am a Chairman for Foreign Affairs of AK Party Youth Branch.



Dr Ákos Péter Mernyei
Hungary, Director General for International Affairs, University of Public Service


I am Ákos Péter Mernyei, I work as the Director General for International Affairs at the University of Public Service. Prior to this, I was the Chief of Staff of the Deputy Minister of the Chancellery, and Ministerial Commissioner at the same Ministry.



Lucky Litole Jemutai
Kenya, Senior Administrator, County Public Service Board


I am a senior administrative officer in West Pokot County. I am passionate about gender youth affairs, and women empowerment in leadership, through holding seminars in the remote areas.



Marisela Terrazas-Muñoz
Mexico, State Legislator of Chihuahua


Marisela is a Congresswoman of the Chihuahua Congress. She has proposed laws on issues of dignified motherhood, adoption, development of children, and education. She was born in Ciudad Juárez, the US-Mexico border region. She graduated with bachelors and master's degrees in Education from the University of Texas at El Paso. Marisela has courses at the National University of Mexi-co in Youth Public Policies and from Georgetown University in Political Leadership.



Mira Radenović
Serbia, International Secretary of the City Committee of the Serbian Progressive Party in Novi Sad


Mira Radenović was born in Sremska Mitrovica in Serbia. Since 2014 she is the International Secretary of the City Committee of the Serbian Porgressive Party in Novi Sad and Team Coordinator for Education at the City Council of the Serbian Progressive Party in Novi Sad. Mira became a member of the city council responsible for urban planning, city property and environmental protection in Novi Sad in 2016. In 2015, she started her PhD studies at the University of Novi Sad in Environmental Protection and Quality Control.

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