Clara Sophie Cramer
Originally from Germany, Clara is one of six European students currently pursuing her first year in the MSFS program. Concentrating in GPS, she aims at exploring as many different angles related to her main interest and expertise in transatlantic security and defense cooperation.
Prior to coming to Georgetown, Clara had just completed her undergraduate degree in International Relations: Politics & History at the international Jacobs University Bremen in June 2020. Over the course of her studies and thanks to various engaging internships throughout the past years, she developed a particular interest and expertise in EU affairs and transatlantic security and defense cooperation through NATO. Especially her time at the German Permanent Representation to the EU in Brussels, where she was primarily in charge of reporting on plenary and working group sessions both at the European Parliament and the Council, allowed her to delve into the EU’s complex internal procedures as well as into its foreign policy decision-making. Both her first semester at Georgetown and her research activities for the European Council on Foreign Relations sparked her enthusiasm for providing governments and supranational organizations with evidence-based policy advice. As a result, she is aspiring to embark on a career at a renowned think tank in Berlin, Brussels or Washington DC upon graduating from Georgetown.
"Having completed my undergraduate degree in International Relations in Germany, I chose MSFS to delve into the U.S. perspective on the international security environment; there is just no better place to do so than in Washington DC."
Cramer, C. S. (2020, October 5). How Germany could break the migration deadlock – European Council on Foreign Relations. ECFR. https://ecfr.eu/article/how_germany_could_break_the_migration_deadlock/
Co-authored: Schreier, Margrit (2020). A mindfulness-based approach to teaching qualitative research methods. In Janet C. Richards & Wolff-Michael Roth (eds.), Empowering students as self-directed learners of qualitative research methods (pp. 39-57). Leiden, Boston: Brill Sense.