Dr. Remko Leemhuis
Dr. Remko Leemhuis has served as AJC Berlin Ramer Institute’s Acting 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.
Since 2018, Dr. Remko Leemhuis has been a member of the Federal Academy for Security Policy’s (BAKS) “Young Leaders in Security Policy” working group.
- 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.
- Senior Associate, Research and Policy
Eric Adamson first began working at AJC Berlin as a Fellow in 2017 and has been Senior Associate for Research and Policy since September 2019. He focuses primarily on transatlantic relations. He is also the contact person for the diplomatic community and creates English language content for AJC Berlin’s international audiences.
Eric Adamson obtained a master’s degree in EU studies from Freie Universität Berlin. As part of these studies, he interned with the EU Delegation to the US in Washington, DC. Before moving to Berlin in 2016, he also completed internships with the U.S. Embassy in Oslo, Norway and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, DC. Originally from Medford, New Jersey, he graduated from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine in 2015 with a double major in European studies and German.
Outside of AJC, Eric Adamson volunteers as the Deputy Director for the European Student Think Tank's Working Group on European Security and Defense, which provides graduate students and young professionals a platform to develop their research profiles.
- Senior Associate, Policy
Annina Schmidt began working with AJC Berlin in 2015 and has been Senior Associate for Policy since October 2019. 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 Schmidt 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.
- Office Manager
Allegra Silbiger has been AJC Berlin’s Office Manager since June 2019. In this role, she coordinates the Berlin office’s logistics and is responsible for human resources, finances, bookkeeping, and scheduling. She also provides editing support for English texts and translates German content into English.
Previously, she was Marketing Director at a Jewish tour agency, after serving several years as Editor-in-Chief at a multilingual classical music website. She began her professional life as a classical singer, specialized in medieval music, and has toured internationally.
Allegra Silbiger studied early vocal ensemble music at the Brabants Conservatorium in the Netherlands, having earned her bachelor’s degree in religious studies at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, USA.