Experts

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Dr. Cornelius Adebahr
Associate Fellow, Alfred von Oppenheim Center for European Policy Studies
Expertise: European Union, EU foreign policy, European security and defense policy, EU enlargement, European Neighborhood Policy, Southeastern Europe, Transatlantic relations
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Juulia Baer-Bader
Associate Fellow, Robert Bosch Center for Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia
Expertise: Eastern Partnership of the EU, the Baltic states, and the Russian Federation; integration, media, and national minorities in the Baltic region; civil society
Bernt Berger
Senior Fellow, Asia Program
Expertise: Chinese foreign and security policy, Regional security and conflict management in East Asia, Security on the Korean Peninsula, Myanmar’s political transformation and conflict resolution, EU-Asia relations, Australia and Asia
Martin Bialecki
Editor-in-chief
Expertise: US foreign policy, US domestic policy, Transatlantic relations, German foreign policy, Populism
Kristian Brakel
Associate Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Program
Expertise: Israel/Palestine, Turkey and the Kurdish question, Sudan, Syria, Youth in the Arab world, Israel and Turkey, Democratization
Dr. Josef Braml
Head of Program, USA/Transatlantic Relations Program
Expertise: Transatlantic relations and American views on world order, US security, energy, and trade policy, Economic and domestic frameworks for American foreign policy, Comparative governance studies, e.g. German and US political systems
Heinrich Brauß
Senior Associate Fellow, Program Security, Defense, and Armaments
Expertise: NATO, European Security, EU-NATO Cooperation
Carina Böttcher
Research Fellow, Program Security, Defense and Armaments
Expertise: Civilian Crisis Management and Peace Operations, EU Common Security and Defence Policy, United Nations
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Marie-Louise Chagnaud
Associate Fellow, Program Security, Defensem and Armaments
Expertise: Security and Defense Policy of Germany, France and other EU Countries, Armaments and Military Capabilities, Franco-German Defense Cooperation
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Dr. Maria Davydchyk
Associate Fellow, Robert Bosch Center for Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia
Expertise: The EU’s Eastern partnerships, especially Belarus, Foreign culture and education policy, Social transformation
Dr. Claire Demesmay
Head of Program, Franco-German Relations Program
Expertise: Franco-German relations, French domestic and European policy, Migration and integration policy in France and Germany, Citizenship and identity debates in Europe
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Alena Epifanova
Program Officer, Robert Bosch Center for Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia
Expertise: German–Russian relations, Civil society in the post-Soviet area, Politics of memory in Russia
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Dina Fakoussa
Head of Program, Middle East and North Africa Program
Expertise: Regional dynamics, Egypt, Germany’s policies toward the MENA region, European Neighborhood Policy
Prof. Dr. Andreas Falke
Associate Fellow, USA/Transatlantic Relations Program
Expertise: American trade policy and transatlantic trade relations, US WTO policy, American parties and elections
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Dr. Cristina Gherasimov
Research Fellow, Robert Bosch Center for Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia
Expertise: Eastern Partnership, European integration, Eurasian integration, Political elites and political parties in Eastern Partnership countries, Good governance and the rule of law
Prof. Dr. Andreas Goldthau
Associate Fellow, USA/Transatlantic Relations Program
Expertise: Geoeconomis, International Energy Politics and Security, Global Energy transition
Mona Lou Günnewig
Project Assistant, Migration
Expertise: Migration, asylum and refugee issues, European Union migration and asylum policy, EU-Turkey relations
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Julie Hamann
Program Officer, Franco-German Relations Program
Expertise: Franco-German relations, German and French foreign policy, Social movements and labor unions in France
Dr. Luba von Hauff
Associate Fellow, Robert Bosch Center for Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia
Expertise: Political Systems, Security, and Development of the post-Soviet states, International Norm Diffusion and Norm Collision Processes, International Socialization, EU Foreign Policy, EU-China Relations, ‘Rising Powers’ and Multi-polarity
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Wilfried Jilge
Associate Fellow, Robert Bosch Center for Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia
Expertise: Contemporary history and politics in Ukraine and Russia, German and European relations with Ukraine within the context of EU integration and the EU’s neighborhood policy, Domestic and foreign-policy implications of the Ukraine-Russia crisis
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Laura Lale Kabis-Kechrid
Program Officer, Middle East and North Africa Program
Expertise: Social and political developments in Turkey, Islamist movements
Sofia Koller
Research Fellow, Program Security, Defense and Armaments
Expertise: Extremism and Radicalisation, Security Policy in Europe and the Middle East
Dr. Georgios Kolliarakis
Advisor for Research Strategy of the Institute
Expertise: European Union, Mediterranean Basin, Security & Defence Policy, Risk Impact Assessment, Evidence-Informed Policy Advice, Strategic Foresight & Scenario Methods
Laura Krug
Office Manager to the Director
Expertise: European security and defense policy, European crisis management. transatlantic relations
Dr. Gerrit Kurtz
Research Fellow, German and European Foreign and Security Policy, Program Security, Defense, and Armaments in Africa
Expertise: German and European Africa policy, United Nations, Conflict Prevention, UN peace operations, East Africa and Horn of Africa (South Sudan, Sudan), South Asia (India and Sri Lanka)
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Claire Luzia Leifert
Programm manager of the Goerdeler Kolleg
Head Method Cluster
Expertise: Public Innovation, Good Governance and Transformation in Central and Eastern Europe
Dr. Reinhard Loske
Senior Associate Fellow
Expertise: International climate and energy policy, biodiversity; Sustainability in international development cooperation; "Degrowth" and "Green Growth" in international politics
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Dr. Stefan Meister
Associate Fellow, Robert Bosch Center for Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia
Expertise: Russian foreign and security policy, EU-Russia relations, Russian energy, economic, and education policy, Eastern Partnership, especially in the Southern Caucasus, Belarus, and Ukraine, Russian relations in the post-Soviet space
Dr. Christian Mölling
Deputy Director of the Research Institute
Expertise: Security and defence, military capabilities, defence industry, security and defence policy of Germany and other major European countries, EU Common Security and Defence Policy, NATO
Kerstin Müller
Senior Associate Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Program
Expertise: Middle East, German-Israeli relations, Transatlantic relations, Civilian crisis prevention
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Milan Nič
Head, Robert Bosch Center for Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia
Expertise: Visegrad Group, Central and Eastern Europe, EU integration, European security, EU and NATO enlargement, Western Balkans
Prof. Dr. Detlef Nolte
Associate Fellow, USA/Transatlantic Relations Program
Expertise: Latin American politics and political systems, Latin American foreign policies, Latin American relations with EU, China and USA
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Sarah Pagung
Associate Fellow, Robert Bosch Center for Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia
Expertise: Foreign and security policy of the Russian Federation, German-Russian relations, Moldova
Dr. Jacopo Maria Pepe
Research Fellow, Robert Bosch Center for Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia
Expertise: Security, Energy, Trade, Transport, Logistics and Supply Chains in Central Asia and Greater Eurasia, International Political Economy, Geopolitics and Geoeconomics, Risk Analysis
Dr. Jana Puglierin
Head of Program, Alfred von Oppenheim Center for European Policy Studies
Expertise: European foreign policy, security policy, and defense policy, Germany’s role in Europe/Germany’s European policy, Fundamental questions of European integration, German foreign policy and security policy, Transatlantic relations
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Julian Rappold
Research Fellow, Alfred von Oppenheim Center for European Policy Studies
Expertise: European integration, German European policy, South-East Europe
Jonas Richter
Research Assistant to the Director
Expertise: German and European foreign policy, European integration and institutions, German-French and German-Spanish relations
Dr. Henning Riecke
Head of Study Groups
Expertise: German and US foreign and security policy, European and transatlantic security policy, Security organizations, Proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and arms control
Victoria Rietig
Senior Fellow, Migration
Expertise: Migration policies in Germany, Europe, and the United States, Return and reintegration, Labor market integration of migrants and refugees, Deportations
Alexander Ritzmann
Associate Fellow, Program Security, Defense and Armaments
Expertise: Prevention of violent extremism, Promotion of democracy
Rainer Rudolph
Senior Fellow
Expertise: EU-External Relations, EU-Enlargement, Brexit
Prof. Dr. Sabine Ruß-Sattar
Associate Fellow, Franco-German Relations Program
Expertise: French politics and society, Immigration, migration, and integration, Political parties, Representation of interests, Development of established democracies (Western Europe, the US)
Dr. András Rácz
Senior Research Fellow on Russia, Robert Bosch Center for Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia
Expertise: Russia’s foreign, security and defense policy, Russia’s relations with the post-Soviet countries, Russia’s relations with Central Europe, Foreign and security policy of Belarus
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Kaan Sahin
Research Fellow, Technology and Foreign Policy
Expertise: Geopolitics and technology, Artificial intelligence and disruptive technologies in foreign and security policy, International cyberspace policy, Hybrid warfare, NATO
Dr. Claudia Schmucker
Head of Program, Globalization and World Economy Program
Expertise: Globalization and the world economy, G8/G20, International economic organizations (WTO, IMF), Transatlantic economic relations, European foreign trade policy
Jacob Schrot
Associate Fellow, Program Security, Defense, and Armaments
Expertise: Transatlantic relations, NATO, Non-proliferation, disarmament, and arms control, EU foreign policy, European security and defense policy, International order
Dr. Daniela Schwarzer
Director
Expertise: German and European foreign policy, EU integration and institutions, Elections in Europe, European finance and eurozone policies, German-french relations, Transatlantic relations
Torben Schütz
Associate Fellow, Program Security, Defense, and Armaments
Expertise: German and European Defense Policy, Armament Policy and Defense Industry, Armed Forces and Military Capabilities
Dr. Dr. Martin Sieg
Associate Fellow, Robert Bosch Center for Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia
Expertise: European integration, EU foreign relations, security policy, Moldova
Sławomir Sierakowski
Senior Fellow, Alfred von Oppenheim Center for European Policy Studies
Expertise: Populism and the Future of Liberal Democracy, European Affairs, Central and Eastern Europe, Sociology of Politics, Social Research
Katrin Sold
Associate Fellow, Franco-German Relations Program
Expertise: Franco-German relations, French and EU Mediterranean policy, Transformation in Northafrica, Moroco/Tunisia
Dr. Iryna Solonenko
Associate Fellow, Robert Bosch Center for Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia
Expertise: Domestic politics in Ukraine, Ukrainian oligarchy, Ukrainian civil society; EU-Ukraine relations and Ukraine’s European integration; EU Eastern Partnership policy
Sebastian Sons
Associate Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Program
Expertise: Societal developments in Saudi Arabia, Saudia Arabia's foreign policy, South Asian migration to the Arab Gulf states, Islamic Jihadism
Dr. Rainer Stinner
Senior Associate Fellow
Expertise: South-East-Europe, Near and Middle East, NATO, Transformationsprocesses
Monika Stärk
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Didi Kirsten Tatlow
Senior Fellow, Asia Program
Expertise: China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Technology transfer, Chinese Communist Party (CCP), Cultural politics
Theresia Töglhofer
Associate Fellow, Alfred von Oppenheim Center for European Policy Studies
Expertise: EU enlargement, Western Balkans
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Shahin Vallée
Senior Fellow Alfred von Oppenheim Center for European Policy Studies
Expertise: European Union, European Economic Affairs, Euro Area, International Policy Coordination
Alicia von Voß
Program Officer, Program Security, Defense, and Armaments
Expertise: European Defence Cooperation, German and European Security and Defence Policy, CSDP, NATO
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Dr. Natasha Wunsch
Associate Fellow, Alfred von Oppenheim Center for European Policy Studies
Expertise: EU enlargement, Western Balkans, European Neighborhood Policy, European foreign and security policy
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