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Anna Sauerbrey

John F. Kennedy Memorial Policy Fellow (Fall 2023)


Anna Sauerbrey

Anna Sauerbrey is the foreign editor at the German largest weekly newspaper, Die Zeit. Before assuming this position, she was deputy editor-in-chief at Der Tagesspiegel, a daily newspaper based in Berlin. She has written about German politics in The New York Times and comments on German and international politics on public German radio and television programs. She has also appeared on CNN and the BBC world service. She is the author of Machtwechsel. Wie eine neue Politikergeneration das Land verändert (Rowohlt Berlin, 2022) a book on the generation of German policymakers succeeding Angela Merkel.

Sauerbrey received a Ph.D. in history from the University of Mainz in 2009. She has also studied political science and journalism. She was an Arthur F. Burns Fellow with the Philadelphia Inquirer in 2013 and has extensively written about transatlantic relations and U.S. domestic politics since.


  • Foreign Editor, Die Zeit
  • John F. Kennedy Memorial Policy Fellow (Fall 2023), Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University