Knut Dethlefsen

Representative to the U.S. and Canada
FES Representative in Washington since 2018


Knut Dethlefsen serves as the FES Representative to the U.S. and Canada. Prior to coming to Washington, D.C., he led FES offices in Warsaw, Jerusalem, and Shanghai. In between, he also served as the Department Head of the Asia and Pacific Department of the FES in Berlin. 

Knut has extensive experience in the United States having completed a yearlong high school exchange program in Logan, West Virginia, and later working for Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) as a Legislative Fellow, advising the Senator on foreign affairs issues.

Knut obtained his M.A. in History, Political Science, and Economics from the Technical University of Berlin as well as a Master of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University. He is a proud member of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) as well as the German service sector trade union ver.di.

Knut Panknin

Senior Program Officer for Labor and Social Affairs
Team member since 2004


Knut Panknin serves as Senior Program Officer for Labor and Social Affairs. He joined FES as a Program Officer in 2004. In his current capacity, he works closely with labor unions, policymakers, and civil society on progressive economic policy issues, “just transition”, vocational education, and questions of equity and social justice. He also coordinates the transatlantic policy network of the “Global Atlanticists”. Prior to joining FES, Knut worked in a European studies program at the Center for European and North American Studies at the University of Göttingen, Germany. He received his M.A. in Political Science - focusing on U.S. foreign and domestic policy - Linguistics, and Philosophy from the University of Göttingen.

Nathaniel Haas

Capitol Hill Liaison and Program Officer
Team member since 2022


Nathaniel Haas serves as Capitol Hill Liaison and Program Officer, a position he has held since May 2022. Prior to joining FES, he completed a Max Kampelman Fellowship with the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (Helsinki Commission) in Congress. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies: World Politics and Diplomacy from the University of Richmond.

Marlies Murray

Program and Communications Officer
Team member since 2022


Marlies Murray joined the FES in Washington DC as the Program and Communications Officer in December 2022. Marlies previously served as the Junior Program Officer Aspen Institute Germany in Berlin where she was responsible for Aspen's Leadership Program. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the Freie Universität Berlin where she specialized in transatlantic relations and U.S. foreign policy.

Hannah Tyler

Program Officer for Foreign and Security Policies
Team member since 2023


Hannah Tyler currently serves as the Program Officer for Foreign and Security Policies, a position she has held since January 2023. Prior to joining FES, she worked as an Immigration Research Analyst at the Bipartisan Policy Center. She holds a Master's in German and European Studies from Georgetown University, and a B.A. in History and Theatre from Rice University.

Chocolatté Miller

Logistical Operations Officer
Team member since 2022


Chocolatté Miller serves as the Logistical Operations Officer since November 2022, with a prime role coordinating most logistical aspects of FES DC programs and office business operations. He obtained a Human Resources Certification in 2014 from George Mason University. Additionally, he has held a range of business management roles over the past two decades ranging from human resources, finance, project management, brand/event management, and process development.

Jordan Leichnitz

Program Officer for Transatlantic Relations and Canada Liaison
Team member since 2020

Jordan Leichnitz currently serves as the Program Officer in Canada of the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Washington office. Jordan has over fifteen years of experience in progressive political strategy and policy development. She has worked in senior roles in the New Democratic Party of Canada for over a decade.

Eileen Antrobus

Finance & Administrative Officer
Team member since 2021


Eileen Antrobus joined the Washington Office of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung as Finance and Administrative Officer in January 2021. She received both her B.A. in Communication/Germanic Studies and M.A. in German Language and Literature from the University of Maryland, College Park. Prior to her position at the FES, she was a Language Program Officer for the Goethe-Institut Washington, DC.

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