Tony Silberfeld joined the Bertelsmann Foundation in April 2014. As director of the Transatlantic Relations program, he oversees the design and execution of projects covering a range of topics in the Euro-Atlantic sphere including politics, economics and social challenges.

Tony joined the Foundation after seven years with the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office where was head of political and public affairs at the Northern Ireland bureau. He also served as the Northern Ireland government spokesman in the Americas and advised Northern Ireland’s government ministers on political developments in the United States, Canada and Brazil.

Prior to his tenure at the embassy, Tony spent several years as a foreign policy advisor in the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives. He also spent time in the private sector in the international team of Booz Allen Hamilton.

Tony has a master’s degree in international relations from the University of Denver and a bachelor’s degree from Tulane University.