In this podcast, Sabrina Schulz is being interviewed by Andy Schmitt of the Bavarian Broadcasting Agency (BR) about the future of diplomacy and the current tensions within the European Union in the run-up to the crucial EU refugee summit.
She talks about the changing nature of diplomacy, criticises the culture of distrust and disinterest among EU countries and suggests that we as Europeans should focus again on what we share, reach out to each other more and develop a climate of mutual appreciation which also takes in the smaller member states which sometimes feel somewhat ignored.
Sabrina Schulz is Head of Government Relations at KfW, the German national development bank. While she is responsible for the full range of the bank’s activities her main focus is on the role the financial sector can play in the transition to a low-carbon economy and the implementation of the SDGs.
Before joining KfW in 2018, she was the Director of the Berlin office of E3G – Third Generation Environmentalism, a global not-for-profit climate and energy think tank, for six years. Before that, Sabrina worked in various policy capacities for think tanks and consultancies in Germany, the UK, the US and Canada. From 2009 to 2011, she was a Policy Advisor on climate change and energy to the British High Commission in Canada.
Sabrina holds an MA in Public Policy and Management from the University of Potsdam, for which she also studied at the University of Konstanz and Université catholique de Louvain, as well an MA in International Politics and a PhD from the University of Wales at Aberystwyth in the United Kingdom. She self-identifies as an environmentalist, an internationalist and a yogini and is a member of the board of Greenpeace Germany and a Policy Fellow at Das Progressive Zentrum in Berlin.