Meet the Jury: Diana Kinnert
Diana Kinnert, daughter of a Filipina mother and a Polish father, was born in Wuppertal in 1991. She studied Political Science and Philosophy in Göttingen, Amsterdam, Cologne, and Berlin.
She works as an author and entrepreneur and has been active as a member of the CDU political party since the age of 17. She headed the office of CDU politician and Bundestag Vice President Peter Hintze, and was a member of the CDU’s National Reform Commission under Peter Tauber. There, she led the Youth Workgroup.
Kinnert is likewise entrepreneurially active as a member of Global Media House GmbH, Founder and Managing Director of Globalo News Publishing GmbH, and Founder and Managing Director of newsgreen GmbH. She consults various companies and institutes, and regularly issues position statements regarding political issues.
She is active as an Ambassador of the Foundation for the Rights of Future Generations, which according to the prevalent German business magazine Wirtschaftswoche is the “best-known extra-parliamentary think tank when it comes to intergenerational justice.”
Today, Kinnert works as a freelance author and journalist for a wide range of news outlets, including Tagesspiegel, and has a political column for ZEIT ONLINE. Together with ten other young political influencers, in January 2012 she wrote a non-partisan “Future Manifest” that was published by the weekly newspaper DIE ZEIT. In June 2013, her book “Das Zukunftsmanifest. Wie wir unser Land verändern wollen” (“The Future Manifest. How we want to change our country”) was published by Rowohlt Verlag.
She is a member of the Young Integration Politicians Workgroup at the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and the Young Transatlantic Initiative. Kinnert supports the Society for Threatened Peoples and worked in Northern Tunisia in March 2013 as a Democracy Ambassador and Bridge Builder for the German Foreign Service.
In May 2017, Rowohlt Verlag published her book “Für die Zukunft seh’ ich Schwarz. Plädoyer für einen modernen Konservatismus” (The Future Looks Gloomy. A Plead for Modern Conservatism).
Photo: Benjamin Zibner