HEAD OF THE TECHNOLOGY AND GLOBAL AFFAIRS PROGRAM AT THE GERMAN COUNCIL OF FOREIGN RELATIONS

Tyson Barker joined DGAP in October 2020 as head of its Technology 

and Global Affairs Program. He previously worked at Aspen  Germany  where, as deputy executive director and fellow, he was responsible for the institute’s digital and transatlantic programs. Prior to that, Barker served in numerous positions including as senior advisor in the Bureau for European and Eurasian Affairs at the US State Department and director for transatlantic relations at the Bertelsmann Foundation. He has written for numerous publications on both sides of the Atlantic including Foreign Affairs, Foreign 

Policy, Politico, The Atlantic, The National Interest, and Der Spiegel. 

 

Barker was a Fulbright  scholar  in Austria and a Truman National Security Project  Fellow. He was a recipient  of  the  Taiwan Cultural Exchange Fellowship and a grant from the Starr Foundation to conduct research on Sino-European relations. Barker has a bachelor’s degree from Columbia University and a master’s degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). In addition to his native English, he speaks fluent German and Spanish.