Sawsan Chebli is a longtime and experienced foreign policy expert, having worked as the spokesperson to former German foreign minister and now president Frank-Walter Steinmeier and foreign policy adviser in the parliament to Germany’s Social Democratic Party, which she is a member of. Sawsan is a member and active participant in many high-profile think tanks; she was a member of Koerber Foundation’s Foreign Policy Network and a Young Leader of the Munich Security Conference. Showing specific interest in promoting young people’s engagement in foreign policy, Sawsan co-founded the Young Professional Chapter at the German Council on Foreign Relations. Apart from that, Sawsan is also a member of the Global Citizen Europe Board of Directors and a member of the Apolitical Foundation Global Advisor Network. Sawsan’s wide range of expertise spans identity politics, majority-minority relations, Islam and muslims in Western countries, racism, anti-semitism, and discrimination against minorities as well as international relations and security issues. As a social media influencer herself, Sawsan has experienced sexism, hate speech and digital violence against women, which is why she is so keen on being a strong voice for women’s rights.
German former politician