Dr. Remko Leemhuis
Dr. Remko Leemhuis has served as AJC Berlin Ramer Institute’s Director since September 2019.
His areas of focus include contemporary antisemitism, Islamism, and security policy. He is also committed to strengthening the transatlantic relationship as well as German-Israeli relations.
In his previous position as Assistant Director for Policy and Public Affairs, he coordinated and supervised the office’s public relations. Additionally, he directed the strategic and content-related orientation of key policy areas.
From September 2015 to February 2019, he worked as the Consultant on Antisemitism Affairs at AJC Berlin. In this capacity, he led the “Taskforce Education on Antisemitism,” a forum for educators to regularly exchange strategies for countering antisemitism through educational projects and initiatives.
Dr. Remko Leemhuis studied political and oriental studies at the Philipps University of Marburg and the University of Berkeley, California. In November 2018, he completed his Ph.D. on the German Foreign Office’s relationship to Israel between 1967-1979.
- Associate Director
Juliane Hüber-Lukowiak has worked at AJC Berlin since 2015. As Associate Director, she is responsible for the internal coordination and implementation, as well as conception, of programs, including high-ranking conferences, roundtables, delegations, and exchange programs. In addition, she contributes to the preparation of briefings on domestic issues relevant to AJC.
Previously, she was a student assistant at AJC Berlin in 2012 and completed internships at AJC Seattle in 2009 and AJC Berlin in 2011.
Juliane Hüber-Lukowiak studied cultural and social science, linguistics, and history at the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder) and the University of Zurich. She obtained a Masters of Arts in Public Policy and Management at the University of Potsdam.
Juliane Hüber-Lukowiak is a founding member of IsraAID Germany.
- Assistant Director for Political Affairs
Mona Flaskamp has worked with AJC Berlin since November 2017 and currently serves as Assistant Director for Political Affairs. Her work focuses primarily on antisemitism, extremism and Islamism. She is responsible for public affairs and social media. Mona Flaskamp organizes the “Taskforce Education on Antisemitism,” a forum for pedagogical projects on modern antisemitism. In the fight against antisemitism and extremism, she is in regular contact with government officials, political foundations, NGOs, and the German Armed Forces (Bundeswehr).
In her previous role as Executive Assistant, she was responsible for planning and implementing conferences, delegation visits, and exchange programs.
Mona Flaskamp obtained two bachelor’s degrees in the fields of comparative literature and political science from the University of Vienna. She received a scholarship from the Free University of Brussels and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She also holds a Master of Arts in philosophy from Freie Universität Berlin.
Mona Flaskamp is a member of the “Women in International Security (WIIS)” network.
- Assistant Director, Policy
Annina Fichtner began working with AJC Berlin in 2015 and has been Assistant Director, Policy since March 2022. Her work primarily focuses on Israel and German-Israeli relations. She also supports the planning and organization of events and programs, develops campaigns, and maintains AJC Berlin’s social media channels.
From 2015 to 2019, she was a student assistant at AJC Berlin, providing both content and logistical support for all areas of the office’s work. Directly prior to that, she completed an internship with AJC Berlin in 2015.
Annina Fichtner earned her Master of Arts in modern Judaism and Holocaust studies at the Freie Universität in Berlin. She completed her bachelor’s degree in media and communication studies and Jewish studies at Freie Universität Berlin and was awarded a scholarship for the summer program at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel.
- Associate Policy
Ruben Gerczikow has worked at AJC Berlin since November 2021. In his position as Associate Policy, he focuses primarily on right-wing extremism, Islamism, and conspiracy theories. Ruben Gerczikow organizes the “Taskforce Education on Antisemitism,” a forum for projects that address modern antisemitism. In addition, he is responsible for public relations and social media channels for the AJC Berlin office. In his work fighting antisemitism and related ideologies, he communicates regularly with politicians, journalists, and NGOs.
Ruben Gerczikow holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Media and Communication Studies from the University of Vienna, where he focused on political communication.
From 2019 to 2021 Ruben Gerczikow was vice president of the European Union of Jewish Students, as well as the Jewish Student Union of Germany.