Christal Morehouse joined the Open Society Foundations in November 2015. Within Open Society Initiative for Europe (OSIFE) she is Senior Program Officer, responsible for fostering high-level dialogues in EU member states.
From 2006 to 2015 she worked for the Bertelsmann Foundation in Germany, Brussels and Washington DC. She was Senior Project Manager working in several programmatic areas, such as building think tank networks & fostering high level dialogues in Europe, and migration. During her over eight years at the organization she conducted policy analysis and published on international higher education, talent, entrepreneurship, migration and integration. Her recent publications include: How to keep a competitive edge in the talent game (Rowman & Littlefield 2014); Europe’s not got Talent (Project Syndicate 2014); Europe needs a talent offensive (Policy Network, 2014). In 2006 she was the Head of Office for Prof. Dr. Rita Süssmuth, the former President of the German Bundestag. In 2003-4 she was Research Analyst for the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees.
Dr. Morehouse completed her PhD in political science at the Humboldt University in Berlin in 2008. She holds a master’s degree in political science from the Free University in Berlin and a BA from Wittenberg University in Ohio. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and was a Fulbright Scholar. She is a descendant of Henry L Morehouse, namesake of Morehouse College.