Hanna Abdullah

Senior Program Officer & Fellow, The German Marshall Fund of the United States

Hannah Abdullah is a senior program officer and fellow in the Cities program of the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF). She leads GMF Cities’ work on climate justice and sustainability, which supports transatlantic cooperation for achieving an inclusive green transition that starts locally. Hannah regularly speaks and publishes on the role of cities in global and European climate governance, as well as in the transition toward sustainable development. Previously, she was a senior research fellow for the Global Cities Program of the Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB), where she led the organization’s research and other activities on urban climate action in close collaboration with the Barcelona City Council. She also has extensive experience in the areas of cultural diplomacy and transatlantic relations. From 2015 to 2017, she was a program officer with the New-York office of the Goethe-Institut, Germany’s cultural institute, where she developed and managed programs on urbanization and architecture, among others. Hannah holds a PhD in sociology from the London School of Economics (LSE).