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GCRI Advisory Council

The GCRI is fortunate to have the expertise and wide-ranging networks that the Advisory Council brings to the organization.
The Council members’ leadership ensures that the GCRI is well connected to key stakeholders in the United States and Germany. Their involvement in programming, strategizing, and periodically reviewing the GCRI’s overall effectiveness enabled the GCRI to become a fully functioning organization within months of its launch.
Under the leadership of its chair, Dr. Kurt Becker, and the GCRI’s Executive Director Dr. Nina Lemmens the Advisory Council works tirelessly to enhance the GCRI’s outreach as it presents Germany to the North American market.

Dr. Kurt Becker, Vice Dean for Research, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship, NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Dr. Eva Bosbach, Executive Director, University of Cologne New York Office

Dr. Cathleen Fisher, President, American Friends of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

David Gill, Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany New York

Dr. Rainer Gruhlich, Director, DFG Office North America

Irmintraud Jost, Executive Director, Heidelberg University Association

Dr. Nina Lemmens, Director, DAAD New York Office; Executive Director, GCRI New York

Dr. Markus Lemmens, Director, Liaison Office North America, University of Freiburg & Eucor The European Campus

Dr. Robin Mishra, Minister-Counselor, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany 

Priya Nayar, Director, North American Liaison Office Representative German Higher Education Bridge Inc. | Hochschule Fresenius University of Applied Sciences

Dietmar Rieg, President and CEO, German American Chambers of Commerce, Inc. 

Dr. Gerrit K. Roessler, Program Manager, GCRI New York

Peter Rosenbaum, Executive Director, University Alliance Ruhr New York

Prof. Dr. Thomas Schuelke, Vice-President of Fraunhofer USA

Dr. Britta Schumacher, Director, UAS7 Liaison Office New York

Dr. Katja Simons, Executive Director, GERMAN UNIVERSITY ALLIANCE Freie Universität Berlin | Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Dr. Nina Smidt, Director International Planning and Development, ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius

Dr. Dolores Volkert, Liaison Office North America, Technical University of Munich, TUM San Francisco