Since 2023, Mr Philipp Dienstbier has been Director of the Regional Programme Gulf States of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), based in Amman, Jordan. His work at KAS also started at the Regional Programme, where he worked from 2016 to 2018 as a research fellow. The programme focuses its project work on the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council and Yemen. It also observes current affairs in Iran.
From 2018 to 2022, Philipp worked at the KAS headquarters in Berlin. Most recently, he was Policy Advisor for Transatlantic Relations in the Department International and Security Affairs and, prior to that, Desk Officer in the Department Europe/North America. Before joining KAS, Philipp was a research associate at the Global Public Policy Institute in Berlin. He also gained experience at the United Nations, the Civil-Military Cooperation Centre of the German armed forces, and in the energy sector.
Philipp holds a double master’s degree (M.Sc. International Political Economy and M.A. International Security) from the London School of Economics and Political Science and from Sciences Po Paris. He completed his undergraduate degree in the Netherlands at Maastricht University and in the United States at University of California, Berkeley majoring in international relations and economics.