Kristof Kleemann

Project Director FNF Jerusalem

Short vita

I am the Head of the Jerusalem Office since September 2023. After my studies in Maastricht and Berlin, I worked at the German Chancellery in Berlin in the directorate for European affairs. Between 2010-2019, I served in different positions at the European Parliament before joining the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom in 2019. During the last years, I was responsible for Lebanon and Syria in the Beirut office of the Foundation.

Freedom and liberalism are dear to my heart. Tolerance is and remains the basis for a free society. True freedom only exists where everyone is free to develop their talents to the fullest and where people are free from fear and repression. Therefore, we should always live up to the quote of the English author Evelyn Beatric Hall who famously said: “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it“.