Dr. Robin Mishra is the Head of the Science and Technology Section of the German Embassy in Washington, D.C. He studied law at the Universities of Münster and Paris. After completing his Ph.D. and legal training, he was an assistant to the CEO of the RTL Group, Europe’s largest broadcasting company. After working as a TV journalist for Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR), he switched roles in 2001 to become a Berlin correspondent for the weekly newspaper Rheinischer Merkur.
His commitment to transatlantic cooperation and understanding dates back to 2004 when he received an Arthur F. Burns Journalism Fellowship and wrote for the Chicago Tribune. Following this experience, he became Berlin Bureau Chief for the Rheinischer Merkur. Dr. Robin Mishra was awarded the Arthur F. Burns Prize in 2005 and the Roman-Herzog-Medienpreis in 2009 for his articles. He is also author of various political books. In 2010, he joined the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) in Berlin and served the Federal Ministers Annette Schavan and Johanna Wanka as Spokesman and Head of Press and Strategic Communications.