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Konstantin von Hammerstein

John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellow (March 23 - April 12, 2014)


Konstantin von Hammerstein

Konstantin von Hammerstein is a political writer for Der Spiegel, Germany's leading weekly news magazine. He was bureau chief in Berlin, editor of the national desk and a business reporter in Hamburg. Before he joined Der Spiegel in 1998, Hammerstein was an international reporter for German Public Radio (DeutschlandRadio) in Berlin. He worked as a correspondent for the network of German Public Radio Stations (ARD) in Washington and anchorman for the US-sponsored RIAS Berlin (Radio in the American Sector). Hammerstein received a Master's degree in history, politics and philosophy from Freie Universität Berlin and is a graduate of the German School of Journalism in Munich.


  • Political Writer, Der Spiegel
  • Short-Term Kennedy Memorial Fellow (March 23 - April 12, 2014), CES, Harvard University