Beatrice Gorawantschy holds a PhD in Political Science from the Saar University in Germany. She has been with the Konrad-Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) since 1992 and served on postings for the Foundation in Ankara, Manila, Bangkok, Paris, New Delhi and Singapore and also headed the Department of Asia and the Pacific of KAS Headquarters in Berlin. With her research and work in the field of international relations in the past 30 years, she has focused on politics in the Middle East, Asia and the Indo-Pacific and its relations to Europe. In 2017 the new KAS Regional Programme Australia and the Pacific, based in Canberra, was established under her directorship. Dr. Gorawantschy became the director of the KAS Israel office in Jerusalem in September 2021.