Liane Schalatek is the Associate Director of the Heinrich Böll Foundation North America. Her area of expertise is global governance, specifically international trade and finance, as well as climate change finance and especially the promotion of gender equality and women's empowerment Prior, she was Program Officer for Transatlantic Economic Relations at the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Washington. She is a formally trained newspaper editor and has worked as a free-lance journalist. She obtained a M.A. in Political Science and Political Economy from the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg/GERMANY and holds an M.A. in International Affairs from George Washington University.