Nick Lokker

Nick Lokker is a graduate student at Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service, where he is pursuing his MA in German and European Studies. He has an academic focus on transatlantic security policy and EU-Russia relations. Nick previously worked for AICGS as a research intern during the summer of 2020. His duties included assisting the AICGS president and fellows with research, writing for the AICGS website, and managing contact databases.

Nick has extensive experience living in Europe, including a year teaching English in Clermont-Ferrand, France, and semesters abroad in Paris and Madrid. He has also interned at the European Parliament in Brussels. He speaks French, Spanish, and some German, and is currently learning Russian.

Recent Content


Munich’s Lessons for U.S. Airports

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The Saga of Berlin’s Long-Delayed Airport Opening

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Is Germany Trolling Trump?

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