Head of the Department Middle East and North Africa
Since May 2020, Dr. Canan Atilgan has headed the Middle East and North Africa Division in the European and International Cooperation Department. Prior to that, she was Director of the Southern Mediterranean Political Dialogue Regional Programme based in Tunis for four years and of the South Caucasus Regional Programme in Tbilisi from 2011 to 2015. Her stations at the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung also included office management in Thailand, the Palestinian Territories and Jordan. Between 2005 and 2007 she was coordinator for European policy at the Foundation's headquarters in Berlin. She received her doctorate in political science with a focus on international relations.