Minster for Federal Affairs, Europe and the Media of North Rhine-Westphalia


CraneDr Melinda Crane
is journalist and moderator at international events on the topics of climate, energy and transport. She studied history and political science at Brown University in Providence and law at Harvard University. During her time at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy she carried out field studies in Ghana, Burkina Faso and Burundi and obtained a PhD for her doctorate on the political economy of development aid. For Deutsche Welle TV Melinda Crane reports as chief correspondent for the ”Journal” news programme and hosts the political talk shows ”Quadriga” and ”Agenda”. She is also a commentator on American politics for the news channel n-tv. Her experience as a print journalist includes work for the ”New York Times Magazine”, ”The Boston Globe Sunday Magazine”, ”The Boston Globe”, ”Christian Science Monitor” and several German newspapers. She worked as a correspondent in Ethiopia, in Eastern Europe after the fall of the Berlin Wall and in the Balkans when war broke out between Serbia and Croatia.

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