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Kerstin Lohse-Friedrich
Director of Communications

Kerstin Lohse-Friedrich is Director of Communications and responsible for external and internal communications at MERICS. Prior to taking on this position, sinologist and radio journalist Lohse-Friedrich worked at ARD-Hauptstadtstudio, reporting on economic, financial and foreign policy. From 2000 to 2005, she was the founding bureau chief of the ARD studio in Shanghai. She also worked on the editorial team of the radio station SWR2, where she was a senior editor and radio presenter. She studied Sinology and Political Science in Heidelberg, Beijing and Leiden (the Netherlands) and holds a master’s degree in Political Science and Sinology from Heidelberg University. She is currently studying for a mid-career MBA program in Communications and Leadership at Quadriga University, Berlin.

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