Tyson Barker joined the Bertelsmann Foundation DC office in 2008 and is the Project Manager on transatlantic relations in the office. Prior to his work at Bertelsmann, Mr. Barker worked in the international relations and emerging markets division of Medtronic looking at chronic health care needs in middle and low income countries. In 2004 and 2005, Mr. Barker was a Fulbright scholar researching cultural expressions of nationalism in 19th Century Central Europe. He has also received the Taiwan Cultural Exchange Fellowship and a Starr Foundation grant to conduct research on Sino-European relations.
Mr. Barker completed his MA at the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of Johns Hopkins University and his BA at Columbia University. In addition to his native English, Mr. Barker speaks fluent German and Spanish as well as proficient Italian, French and Mandarin Chinese.