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Master of Public Policy
Profiles—Class of 2015
CAIO ALVES WERNECK NIKLAS ANZINGER FRANCISCO BÄCHLER ROJAS TIM
BANNING NATHAN BASSETT HELENA BECHTLE PAUL BERENBERG-GOSSLER
NIELS BOEHM STEFAN BOESL OLIVER BOTT LUKAS BRETZINGER PUI MAN
CHENG NICHOLAS CRAWFORD SARAH CRUZ SERGIO CUERVO ESCOBAR
JUAN CUELLAR TORRES ALIEZA DURANA STEVEN ENGLER MARIAM FARID
TIM GILLMAIR MICHELLE GONZALEZ AMADOR FRANCESCO GOTTARDO
MAXIMILIAN GRIMM JAVIER GUILLOT JÚLIA GUTIÉRREZ PERIS RAJAT
HANDA JULIA HEIN THERESA HEITHAUS FRIEDERIKE HEMKER REGULA
HESS REBECCA HIRSCHFELD THILO HITZ ANNA HOFFMANN STEVEN
JAKSTADT NA JIANG KONRAD KAS SONIA KHAN KATHARINA KICK SVANJA
KLEEMANN LENA KLOCKEMANN HARMKE KRUITHOF FLORIEN KRUSE
HANLIN LI RAFAEL LIRA CARRILLO OLIVER LÖFFLER BENEDIKT MACK CLARA
MENESES CHARLENE MHLANGA GIULIA MINNUCCI MEILIN MÖLLENKAMP
SIRI NANZ TOBIAS NIEHAUS CLEMENT NOCOS ALEX ODLUM NATALIA
OSORIO RESTREPO JANNIS OTTO BRUNO PASCHOAL ALEXANDER PAUL
ARMIN PETER DANIEL POLTE JÚLIA PRATS ROMEU ANDREA PUENTES RIANO
THIERRY RACAUD SANDEEP RAJGOPAL IRA RAMAJ MARJAN RANOGAJEC
CAMEROON REED KIM REICHEL HALEY REIMBOLD PIETRO ROMOZZI
NICOLAS ROSEMBERG YOLANDA ROTHER AYJEREN ROZYJUMAYEVA DAVID
SCHLUTZ CORNELIUS SCHNEIDER KELSEY SHANTZ MAREK SLOBODNÍK
BENJAMIN SNOW NATHALIE SPATH LEA STRASBURGER HADLEY TAYLOR
FLORIAN TILLE KRISTA TUTHILL LISA ULLRICH GUSTAVO VARGAS VICTORIA
MORITZ VOELKERLING HENRY VON KLENCKE CECILIA VON WESTERHOLT
MELISSA WASSMUTH ALMUT WEGENAST JUDITH WEISS CLAUDIO ZEITZ
Hertie School of Governance—founded and supported by
In step with tomorrow
Some ten years ago the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin ­opened
its doors to the first Master of Public Policy students – young ­pioneers
from all corners of the globe with a passion to shape tomorrow and
serve the public good, whether in government, private corporations or
the non-profit sector. Today, we invite you to meet our eighth cohort
of graduates, the MPP Class of 2015.
At the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, we seek
to equip tomorrow’s leaders not only with appropriate
knowledge and skills but also with a sense of stewardship for the public good so they act responsibly and
think ahead. The two-year MPP degree programme helps
students understand how good governance works, how
organizations function and are managed, how policies
are formulated and implemented, and how economy and
politics relate—and all in an applied way that brings the
real world into the classroom.
The Hertie School’s MPP programme offers an analytically challenging and problem-oriented education in
governance, policy analysis, management and leadership,
strengthened by real-world experience in the public and
private sectors. It brings together perspectives from economics, political science, law, and sociology, and trains
students in quantitative and qualitative methodologies.
In the words of one of our graduates: “Hertie School
students are ‘multi-everything’—multi-cultural, multidisciplinary, multi-lingual and even multi-tasking”. The
average MPP student speaks 4 languages, holds 2 degrees, has done 3 internships, has studied, volunteered or
worked in 3 countries, and we are proud to have prepared them for careers in the public, private and civil society sectors. Students take part in organized internships
and a professional year postings with numerous partner
organisations, be they public agencies, businesses or
NGOs. Even the Master thesis projects are collaborations
between students and partner organisations, strengthening the MPP’s practice orientation.
As part of a global network that includes the London
School of Economics and Political Science, Sciences Po
in Paris, Columbia University in New York, the National
University of Singapore, and other excellent Public Policy
Schools, we are able to offer a wide range of study
abroad opportunities for our students.
As we look back at the past decade of building on our
motto, “Understand today. Shape tomorrow”, we look
forward to many more years of interdisciplinary teaching,
research and policy innovations. Whether their destinations are in the public, private or non-profit sector, we are
confident that the Class of 2015 is well-equipped to meet
current and future challenges around the globe. You
are warmly invited to review the profiles of our graduates, and should you or your organisation wish to get to
learn more about any of them, please do not hesitate to
­contact us.
Prof. Helmut K. Anheier, PhD
President and Dean
Anna Sophie Herken
Managing Director
Master of Public Policy Profiles—Class of 2015 1
The Master of Public Policy
The MPP is an academically demanding degree programme with a
hands-on approach, which prepares students to tackle today’s most pressing
problems.
The Programme
An ever-changing world confronts us with a wide range
of policy challenges. What degree of state intervention
do we need to regulate the financial sector? Who is going
to pay for social security and retirement in countries with
ageing populations? How will we feed a growing world
population while still preserving the environment for
future generations? What does the transformation of the
Arab world mean for the communities in the region and
the world at large?
In order to tackle these issues and many others, policymakers must think and act across boundaries. ­Learning
and understanding why certain policies work while
others fail is what Master of Public Policy students at
the Hertie School of Governance do during the two-year
programme in Berlin.
The MPP provides the tools tomorrow’s decision makers
need to analyse existing policies, critically discuss policy
innovations and evaluate solutions. It is an academically demanding degree programme with a hands-on,
problem-oriented approach, giving students not only
knowledge but experience they can utilise across borders,
disciplines and sectors— be it public, private, or civil society. Students acquire the analytical skills to go out in the
world, wherever their interests may take them, and work
to promote good policies that in turn promote the public
good.
2 Hertie School of Governance
“We equip future leaders to act responsibly and think
ahead. We want them to be aware of their responsibility
to the greater good,” says Hertie School Dean Helmut K.
Anheier. “The MPP enables students to understand how
governance works so that they can contribute to making
it better—whichever policy-related careers they choose
to pursue.”
At the Hertie School, students have the opportunity to
learn from each other as well. Half of the programme’s
students are drawn from more than 40 countries, joining
their German counterparts in one of the world’s most
exciting cities. The mix of different cultures enriches student life and the learning environment. In addition to the
regular curriculum, the MPP offers a variety of opportunities through its study abroad programme for students
to gain international experience within a one semester
academic exchange or a year-long dual degree at leading
partner universities in North America, Europe and Asia.
For more information about the Master of Public Policy
contact:
Dr. Barbara Finke
Head of Graduate Programmes
Tel. +49 (0)30 - 25 92 19-107
[email protected]
International Experience
Academic exchanges, a dual degree programme and international
opportunities for work experience allow students to expand their horizons
and personal networks at institutions around the world.
Study Abroad
Tokyo. London. Singapore. Toronto. Dar es Salaam. Or
Cairo. The Hertie School of Governance offers its Master
of Public Policy candidates more than just a degree. The
university has developed two study abroad opportunities that allow students to gain experience—or even a
second degree—at partner institutions around the world:
a semester-long academic exchange or a year-long dual
degree programme. In addition students spend their internships or go on a professional year for 9-15 months in
a variety of countries worldwide.
Academic Exchange
The exchange programme is available to about 30 students per cohort at 15 different foreign universities,
including Duke University, Georgetown University in
Washington DC, the National University of Singapore, the
University of Toronto, the Graduate Institute in Geneva,
Tsinghua University in Beijing, and the American University in Cairo. Students can apply for one of the academic
exchange places after starting their degree programme—
generally after their first semester. They then attend a
partner university during their third semester to add the
experience of living and studying in a different environment and culture to their degree.
Dual Degree
For students who want to dive even deeper into another
academic environment, the school has created a dual degree programme that allows MPP candidates to not only
complete a degree from the Hertie School in Berlin
but also earn a degree at a partner university in the
United States, Asia or Europe. For example, the MPP
could be combined with a Master of Public Adminis-
tration or Master of International Affairs at Columbia
University in New York. Other options include the London
School of Economics and Political Science, Sciences Po in
Paris, Milan’s Bocconi University and Tokyo University.
Students who choose the dual degree spend their first
year at the Hertie School and then their second year
abroad at the partner school.
Hertie School alumna Snezhina Kovacheva earned degrees from both the Hertie School and Columbia through
the dual degree programme. She now works at the
European Investment Bank in Luxembourg. “Hertie and
Columbia changed the way I look at the world,” she says.
Internships and Professional Year
This year’s graduates enhanced their professional experience with worldwide internships and professional years
in places as diverse as Tanzania, Saudi Arabia, The U.S.A.,
The Philipines and Belgium—among many others. They
bring back to the school not only valuable real-world
work experience from all three sectors but also a focus
for their second year of studies and applied problem solving skills. Many continue their cooperation with the host
organization when writing their master thesis on a pressing topic on behalf of the institution.
For more information about our graduates contact:
Anna von Behr
Manager Career Services and Alumni Affairs
Phone: +49 (0)30- 259 219 133
Email: behr(at)hertie-school.org
Master of Public Policy Profiles—Class of 2015 3
Caio Alves
Werneck
Niklas Anzinger
Germany
Brazil
Academic Areas of Interest
Academic Areas of Interest
• Urban and Cultural Policies
• Open Government
• Entrepreneurship and Innovation
• Oil and Energy
• International Economics
• Governance of Large-Scale Projects
Education
Education
• Design Thinking, Hasso Plattner Institute (Potsdam,
Germany)
• Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration with Honours, Fundação João Pinheiro (Belo Horizonte, Brazil).
• Dual Degree Atlantis Student, Master of International
Relations, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public
Affairs (Syracuse, USA)
• Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Economics, University of Bayreuth (Bayreuth, Germany)
• Exchange, Marmara University (Istanbul, Turkey)
Languages
Portuguese, Spanish, English, German
Languages
Selected Internships
07–08/2014 Intern, FGV Direito SP, Law School, Fundação
Getúlio Vargas (São Paulo, Brazil)
02–08/2008 Intern, Strategic Planning Department, Development Bank of Minas Gerais (Belo Horizonte, Brazil)
Selected Work Experience
02/2011–07/2013 Public Entrepreneur, Minas Gerais
State Office for Strategic Priorities (Belo Horizonte, Brazil)
02/2010–01/2011 Public Policy and Management Analyst, Minas Gerais State Government (Belo Horizonte,
Brazil)
German, English, Turkish
Selected Internships
05–08/2014 Intern, Energy and National Security Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies
(Washington DC, USA)
04–07/2013 Middle East Research Intern, Foreign and
Defense Policy, American Enterprise Institute (Washington DC, USA)
08–10/2010 Research Assistant, Mideast Freedom Forum
Berlin (Berlin, Germany)
Selected Work Experience
Master Thesis Title
Fostering sustainability in land reform policy: Lessons
from ecovillages in Brazil and Germany
Partner organization: National Institute for Colonization
and Agrarian Reform in Brazil
09/2014–01/2015 Research Assistant to Prof. Genia
Kostka, Chair for Energy and Infrastructure, Hertie School
of Governance (Berlin, Germany)
08/2013–05/2014 Graduate Assistant, Moynihan Center
for Global Affairs (Syracuse, USA)
02–04/2012 Editorial Assistant, Turkish Policy Quarterly
(Istanbul, Turkey)
Master Thesis Title
Governance of energy infrastructure in Germany: Why do
offshore wind projects face time and cost overruns?
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Francisco
Bächler Rojas
Tim Banning
Germany
Chile/Germany
Academic Areas of Interest
Academic Areas of Interest
• Microfinance
• Public Management
• Social Policy
• Governance of Large-Scale Projects
• Infrastructure Policy
• Public-Private Partnerships
Education
Education
• Licentiate in Sociology, Pontifical Catholic University
of Chile (Santiago, Chile)
• Certificate Diploma in Design, Evaluation and Management of Public Interest Projects, University of
Chile (Santiago, Chile)
• Exchange, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain)
• Exchange, University of Southern California, Viterbi
School of Engineering, Sol Price School of Public Policy
(Los Angeles, USA)
• Master of Laws in Public International Law and the
Law of International Organizations (Cum Laude), University of Groningen (Groningen, Netherlands)
• Bachelor of Arts in Politics and Law, University of
Münster (Münster, Germany)
Languages
Spanish, English, Catalan, German
Languages
German, English, Russian, French
Selected Internships
05–08/2014 Intern, Research and Development Unit,
BRAC Microfinance Program (Dhaka, Bangladesh)
03–06/2011 Intern, Research Unit, Feedback Comunicaciones (Santiago, Chile)
08–12/2010 Intern, Emerge Program, Anglo American
Foundation (Santiago, Chile)
Selected Work Experience
06/2012–08/2013 Consultant, Division of Territorial
Management, National Service of Drug and Alcohol
Abuse Prevention and Rehabilitation, Ministry of the Interior and Public Security (Santiago, Chile)
09/2011–06/2012 Assistant of Planning, Development
and Service Department, Fondo Esperanza (Santiago,
Chile)
07–12/2011 Teaching Assistant of Graduate Diploma in
Advanced Statistical Techniques on Social Data, Institute
of Sociology, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (Santiago, Chile)
Selected Internships
02–07/2014 Intern, Infrastructure Consulting, Drees &
Sommer AG (Hamburg, Germany)
09/2013–01/2014 Intern, Public Sector Advisory, KPMG
AG (Berlin, Germany)
03–07/2012 Intern, North Atlantic Treaty Organization
Office of the Legal Adviser, Carlo Schmid Programme
(Brussels, Belgium)
Selected Work Experience
10/2012–07/2013 Policy Design and Evaluation Unit,
Ecofys Germany GmbH (Berlin, Germany)
Master Thesis Title
Success and failure in major infrastructure projects:
­Improving project outcomes through better ­governance:
A comparative case study of three major railways
­projects (WT)
Master Thesis Title
Drivers of innovation within microfinance institutions:
Case studies of Bangladesh and Chile (WT)
Partner organizations: BRAC | Fondo Esperanza
Master of Public Policy Profiles—Class of 2015 5
Nathan Bassett
Helena Bechtle
USA
Germany
Academic Areas of Interest
Academic Areas of Interest
• Social Welfare Policy
• Public Affairs
• Fiscal Governance
• Economic and Public Policy
• Digital Economy
• European Governance
Education
Education
• Bachelor of Science in Finance, Eccles School of
­Business, University of Utah (Salt Lake City, USA)
• Dual Degree, London School of Economics and
­Political Science (London, UK)
• Exchange, Université Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris I
(Paris, France)
• Bachelor of Science in Economics, University of
­Cologne (Cologne, Germany)
Languages
English
Selected Internships
07–08/2014 Intern, Campaign Finance, Utah State Democratic Party (Salt Lake City, USA)
Languages
Selected Work Experience
Selected Internships
07/2006–08/2013 Retail Service Clerk, Business Sales,
Costco Wholesale (Salt Lake City, USA)
12/2005–06/2006 Inventory Control Specialist, Northwest Regional Buying Office, Costco Wholesale (Issaquah,
USA)
Master Thesis Title
06–09/2012 Intern, Labour Market and Education
Policy Division, Institute for German Economic Research
­(Cologne, Germany)
01–06/2011 Intern, Process Management Consulting,
OSCAR Consulting (Cologne, Germany)
09/2008–03/2009 Project Management Assistant, DALASON IT and Telecommunications (Cologne, Germany)
Investment in higher education: How does public funding affect income distribution in the USA? (WT)
Selected Work Experience
German, English, French, Spanish
09/2014–03/2015 Graduate Consultant, Observatory for
Public Sector Innovation, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (London, UK)
06/2013–08/2014 Policy Advisor, European Employment
and Social Policy Division, Federal Ministry of Labour and
Social Affairs (Berlin, Germany)
09/2012–05/2013 Assistant, Labour Market and Corporate Development Division, Institute for German Economic Research (Berlin, Germany)
Master Thesis Title
How does the German government regulate and promote
the computerisation of the German industry? (WT)
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Paul BerenbergGossler
Niels Böhm
Germany/Italy
Austria
Academic Areas of Interest
Academic Areas of Interest
• Financial and Economic Policy
• Labour Markets
• Competition Policy
• Urban Policy
• Climate Policy
• Latin American Policy
Education
Education
• Dual Degree, Sciences Po (Paris, France)
• Bachelor of Science in Economics and Industrial Organization, University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas (Paris,
France)
• Exchange, University of California, Luskin School of
Public Affairs (Los Angeles, USA)
• Bachelor of Arts in International Relations, Technische
Universität Dresden (Dresden, Germany)
• Exchange, Universidad de Buenos Aires (Buenos Aires,
Argentina)
Languages
German, English, French, Portuguese
Languages
Selected Internships
05–08/2014 Intern, Public Affairs, APCO Worldwide
­(Berlin, Germany)
07–09/2012 Intern, Sales and Marketing, PSA PeugeotCitroën (Paris, France)
07–09/2010 Intern, Research, Egon Zehnder International
(Frankfurt, Germany)
Selected Work Experience
10/2014–present Teaching and Research Associate,
Jean Pisani-Ferry, Hertie School of Governance (Berlin,
­Germany)
09/2013–05/2014 Chair, International Policy and Leadership Institute, European Public Policy Conference 2014,
(Berlin, Germany / Rome, Italy)
09/2010–09/2011 Austrian Service Abroad, Austrian
­Federal Ministry for the Interior and Amicale de Maut­
hausen (Paris, France)
German, English, Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese
Selected Internships
06–07/2014 Intern, International Carbon Action Partnership, Division for Climate Policy, Emissions Trading, Federal
Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (Berlin, Germany)
01–02/2012 Intern, Political and Economics Section, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany (New Delhi, India)
02–04/2011 Intern, Country Office to Indonesia and TimorLeste, Konrad Adenauer Foundation (Jakarta, Indonesia)
Selected Work Experience
04–08/2013 Trainee, CC GA Infrastructure and Cities,
Siemens AG (Brussels, Belgium)
09/2012–03/2013 Carlo-Schmid Fellow, Latin America
Desk, Development Center, The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (Paris, France)
Master Thesis Title
Master Thesis Title
Evaluation of the US Department of Labour’s Registered
Apprenticeship Program
Partner organization: US Department of Labour
How does institutional capacity affect the implementation of urban climate action plans: An international comparative analysis
Partner organization: adelphi
Master of Public Policy Profiles—Class of 2015 7
Stefan Bösl
Oliver Bott
Germany/Brazil
Germany
Academic Areas of Interest
Academic Areas of Interest
• Political Economy
• European Governance
• Comparative Politics
• Innovation and Entrepreneurship
• Labour and Education Policy
• Public Management and Policy Analysis
Education
Education
• Exchange, Fundação Getúlio Vargas (São Paulo, Brazil)
• Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and
Management, Otto Beisheim School of Management
(Vallendar, Germany)
• Bachelor of Arts in Geography, King’s College London
(London, UK)
Languages
German, English, French
Languages
German, English, Portuguese, Spanish
Selected Internships
05–08/2014 Intern, Elephantlogic Agency for Strategic
Consulting (Berlin, Germany)
04–08/2012 Intern, Bryanston Management Consultancy (London, UK)
06–07/2011 Intern, Energy Department, Federal Cartel
Office (Bonn, Germany)
Selected Internships
07–08/2013 Intern, European Trade Union Institute
(Brussels, Belgium)
01–02/2013 Intern, Office of Dr. Christoph Strässer, MdB,
German Federal Parliament (Berlin, Germany)
06–08/2010 Intern, Umthombo Street Children Project
(Durban, South Africa)
Selected Work Experience
Master Thesis Title
09/2013–08/2014 Consultant, Socio-Economic Department, VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH (Berlin,
Germany)
11/2012–05/2013 Finance Chair, European Public Policy
Conference: ‘Rethinking Poverty in the Developed World’
(Paris, France)
09/2011–06/2012 Senior Student, King’s College London
Halls (London, UK)
Do campaigns matter? Evidence from the 2013 Social
Democrats’ campaign (WT)
Master Thesis Title
Selected Work Experience
10/2014–present Student Assistant, Elephantlogic
Agency for Strategic Consulting (Berlin, Germany)
10/2013–12/2014 Tour Guide, Palace of Tears, Stiftung
Haus der Geschichte (Berlin, Germany)
Sharing as disruptive innovation: Which factors
­determine the diffusion of peer-to-peer sharing models
in Berlin?
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Lukas Bretzinger
Pui Man Cheng
Germany
Hong Kong
Academic Areas of Interest
Academic Areas of Interest
• Energy
• Political Violence and Weapons
• Security and Development
• Innovation and Entrepreneurship
• Public-Private Partnerships
• Development Economics
Education
Education
• Dual Degree Atlantis student, Maxwell School of
­Citizenship (Syracuse, USA)
• Certificate of Advanced Study in Security Studies,
Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism
(Syracuse, USA)
• Bachelor of Arts in International Relations, Technische
Universität Dresden (Dresden, Germany) and Bogaziçi
Üniversitesi (Istanbul, Turkey)
• Exchange, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke
­University (Durham, USA)
• Bachelor of Arts in International Politics and History,
Jacobs University (Bremen, Germany)
Languages
Cantonese, Mandarin, English, German
Selected Internships
Languages
German, English, Spanish, Turkish, Latin
Selected Internships
06–10/2014 Intern, Liaison office to the German Foreign
Office, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (Berlin, Germany)
02–07/2013 Intern, Partnership Dialogue Facility, European Union Energy Initiative (Brussels, Belgium)
02–03/2012 Intern, Permanent Mission of Germany to
the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva, German Foreign Office (Geneva, Switzerland)
05–08/2014 Intern and Researcher, Global Impact
Measurement Coordination, Impact Hub Global (Berlin,
Germany)
06–08/2010 Intern, Constitutional and Mainland Affairs
Bureau, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government (Hong Kong, China)
06–08/2009 Intern, Project team, AIESEC Empower Africa
Young Entrepreneurship Programme (Ilorin, Nigeria)
Selected Work Experience
07/2011–08/2013 Project Manager, Service Promotion
Department for Financial Industry, Hong Kong Trade Development Council (Hong Kong, China)
Selected Work Experience
05–12/2012 Student Consultant, Business Plan Development, Africa Enablers in cooperation with Sustainable
Student Consulting (Germany and East Africa)
04/2010–04/2011 Student Assistant, School of International Studies, Technische Universität Dresden (Dresden,
Germany)
Master Thesis Title
How is ‘success’ being defined in Social Impact Bonds?
Comparison of Key Performance Indicators in different
Social Impact Bonds contracts (WT)
Master Thesis Title
Political violence and the urban space: Evidence from the
Global Terrorism Database.
Master of Public Policy Profiles—Class of 2015 9
Nicholas
Crawford
Sarah Cruz
Philippines
UK
Academic Areas of Interest
Academic Areas of Interest
• Conflict
• Development
• Middle East and North Africa
• International Law
• Foreign Policy and International Relations
• Public-Private Partnerships
Education
Education
• Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Philosophy, University
of Cambridge (Cambridge, UK)
• Dual Degree, University of Tokyo (Tokyo, Japan)
• Juris Doctor, Ateneo Law School (Manila, Philippines)
• Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, Ateneo de Manila University (Manila, Philippines)
Languages
English, French
Languages
Selected Work Experience
09/2014–present Research Assistant for Syria, International Institute for Strategic Studies (London, UK)
06–09/2014 Research Assistant for Iraq, Syria and Turkey,
International Institute for Strategic Studies (London, UK)
03/2011–03/2012 Chairman, The Wilberforce Society
(Cambridge, UK)
Master Thesis Title
What institution-oriented development interventions
can and should we use during ongoing civil wars? (WT)
English, Filipino
Selected Work Experience
09/2009–present State Solicitor, Office of the Solicitor
General, Republic of the Philippines (Manila, Philippines)
07/2008–08/2009 Foreign Service Officer, Department
of Foreign Affairs, Republic of the Philippines (Manila,
Philippines)
05/2005–06/2008 Associate Solicitor, Office of the Solicitor General, Republic of the Philippines (Manila, Philippines)
Master Thesis Title
Policy analysis of unsolicited public-private partnerships
in the Philippines
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Sergio Cuervo
Escobar
Juan Cuéllar
Torres
Colombia
Colombia
Academic Areas of Interest
Academic Areas of Interest
• Human Development
• Peacemaking
• Good Governance
• Public Management
• Corporate Social Responsibility
• Public-Private Partnerships
Education
Education
• Bachelor of Government and International Relations,
Externado University of Colombia (Bogotá, Colombia)
• Bachelor of Laws, Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá,
Colombia)
• Exchange, University of Copenhagen (Copenhagen,
Denmark)
• Minor in Music, Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá,
Colombia)
Languages
Spanish, English, German
Selected Work Experience
01/2012–07/2013 Advisor, Cercapaz Program, Deutsche
Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit in Colombia (Bogotá, Colombia)
06/2010–01/2012 Consultant, Government and Public
Policy Cercapaz Programm, Deutsche Gesellschaft für
Internationale Zusammenarbeit (Bogotá, Colombia)
09/2012–12/2009 Assistant Researcher and Professor,
Anti-corruption and Human Development course, United
Nations Development Programme Virtual School (Bogotá, Colombia)
Master Thesis Title
Core public administrations reforms in the immediate
aftermath of the Colombian conflict: Between coordination and citizens’ trust in a post-conflict scenario
Languages
Spanish, English, German, French
Selected Internships
06–07/2014 Intern, Team Lateinamerika, Konrad
­Adenauer Stiftung (Berlin, Germany)
Selected Work Experience
01/2011–08/2013 Legal Consultant, Labor, Migratory
and Corporate Law, Tax and Legal Services, PricewaterhouseCoopers (Bogotá, Colombia)
01/2010–01/2013 Co-founder and Volunteer, ColombiaCrece Project (Bogotá, Colombia)
05–12/2010 Crime of State Investigation, Álvaro Gómez
Hurtado Foundation
Master Thesis Title
Enhancing public employee motivation in Columbia: A
hopeless task or is there light at the end of the tunnel?
(WT)
Partner organizations: Congreso de la República de Colombia | Secretaría Distrital de Cultura Recreación y Deporte
Master of Public Policy Profiles—Class of 2015 11
Alieza Durana
Steven Engler
USA
USA
Academic Areas of Interest
Academic Areas of Interest
• Income Inequality and Mobility
• Community Development
• Education Policy
• Energy Management and Environmental Policy
• Innovation and Entrepreneurship
• Media and Communication
Education
Education
• Exchange, Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and
Public Administration, The George Washington
­University (Washington DC, USA)
• Bachelor of Arts in International and Area Studies,
Summa Cum Laude, Washington University in St.
Louis (St. Louis, USA)
• Dual Degree, Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs (New York, USA)
• Bachelor of Arts, Yale University (New Haven, USA)
Languages
Selected Internships
English, Spanish, German, French
06–08/2014 Summer Associate, Treasury and Trade
­Solutions, Citibank (New York, USA)
09–11/2012 Consultant and Executive Board Member,
Energy and Environment Team for Obama, Obama for
America (New York, USA)
03–05/2009 Consultant, Energy and Climate Center, Pace
University (White Plains, USA)
Selected Internships
10–12/2014 Intern, Promise Zones Initiative, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (Washington
DC, USA)
06–08/2014 Intern, Policy and Board Relations, Cornerstones (Reston, USA)
06–08/2011 Intern, Human Rights Award Program,
Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights
(Washington DC, USA)
Selected Work Experience
10/2013–05/2014 Research Assistant, The Governance
Report, The Hertie School of Governance (Berlin, Germany)
11/2012–08/2013 Research Associate, Prof. Mark Dawson, The Hertie School of Governance (Berlin, Germany)
09/2012–07/2013 Research Fellow, The Fulbright
­Program (Berlin, Germany)
Master Thesis Title
Residential segregation and income mobility in the
Washington region (WT)
Partner organization: Cornerstones
12 Hertie School of Governance
Languages
English, Spanish, French
Selected Work Experience
07/2009–03/2012 Corporate and Environmental Paralegal, Environmental and Energy Group, Cravath, Swaine &
Moore LLC (New York, USA)
10/2008–01/2009 Financial Analyst, Technology Investment Banking, McNamee Lawrence & Co. (Boston, USA)
09/2007–07/2008 Project Manager, Biofuels Independent Study, Yale University Parker Huang Travel Fellowship (Turrialba, Costa Rica)
Master Thesis Title
The sharing economy in the United States and Europe:
A comparative approach (WT)
Mariam Farid
Tim Gillmair
Pakistan
Germany
Academic Areas of Interest
Academic Areas of Interest
• Social Policy, Minority Rights and Gender Policy
• Public Management
• Civil Society and NGO-Government Partnerships
• International Governance
• European Integration
• Political Communication and Strategies
Education
Education
• Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Political Science,
­Kinnaird College (Lahore, Pakistan)
• Bachelor of Arts in European Studies, Maastricht
­University (Maastricht, Netherlands)
• Exchange, Relations Internationales Sciences Po
­(Aix-en-Provence, France)
Languages
English, Pushto, Urdu, Punjabi, German
Languages
Selected Internships
05–06/2014 Intern, Pakistan Embassy (Berlin, Germany)
07/2006 Intern, Advocacy Unit, National Commission on
the Status of Women (Islamabad, Pakistan)
07/2003 Intern, Monitoring and Evaluation Unit, National
Rural Support Programme (Islamabad, Pakistan)
Selected Work Experience
01/2009–03/2013 Programme Assistant, Women Human Rights and Governance Unit, United Nations Entity
for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
(Islamabad, Pakistan)
German, English, Spanish, French
Selected Internships
07/2014 Intern, Public Affairs and Government Relations,
Burson-Marsteller (Berlin, Germany)
10/2012 Intern, Corporate Communications, Deutsche
Post DHL (Bonn, Germany)
07/2011 Intern, Purchase and Quality, Volkswagen de
México (Puebla, Mexico)
Selected Work Experience
09/2008 Cultural Representative, Walt Disney World
(Orlando, USA)
Master Thesis Title
Filling the gap between policy design and implementation in women empowerment and gender equality policies: Assessing government-NGO partnerships in Pakistan (WT)
Master Thesis Title
Does the European neighbourhood policy make a difference? Policy patterns and reception in Ukraine.
Master of Public Policy Profiles—Class of 2015 13
Michelle
González
Amador
Francesco
Gottardo
Italy
Mexico
Academic Areas of Interest
Academic Areas of Interest
• Fiscal Policy
• International Development
• Social and Education Policy
• Security Policy
• European Union
• Energy and Environmental Policy
Education
Education
• Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs, Teconológico
de Monterrey (Guadalajara, Mexico)
• Certificat d’Études Politques, Institut d’Études
­Politiques de Rennes (Rennes, France)
• Bachelor of Economics and Social Science, Bocconi
University, (Milan, Italy)
• Exchange, The Graduate Institute of International and
Development Studies (Geneva, Switzerland)
• Summer School, Northwestern University (Chicago,
USA)
Languages
Spanish, English, French
Languages
Selected Internships
07/2014 Intern, Population Unit, Statistical Division,
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
(­Geneva, Switzerland)
08/2012 Intern, International Relations and Academic
­Cooperation Office, University of Colima (Colima, Mexico)
01/2012 Intern, Europe, Middle East and Africa Desk,
Development Center, The Organisation for Economic
­Co-operation and Development (Paris, France)
Selected Work Experience
05/2009 Assistant, Cases Deparment, Secretariat of
­External Affairs of the state of Colima (Colima, Mexico)
Master Thesis Title
Tax morale in the private sector: The Latin American case
(WT)
14 Hertie School of Governance
Italian, English, German
Selected Internships
05–06/2014 Intern, Marketing and Exhibitions, The Italian Chamber of Commerce for Germany (Berlin, Germany)
07/2014 Research Intern, School Raising (Berlin, Germany)
Master Thesis Title
To be confirmed
Maximilian
Grimm
Javier Guillot
Colombia/Germany
Germany
Academic Areas of Interest
Academic Areas of Interest
• Corporate Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility
• Public Affairs and Political Communication
• Sustainable Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship
• Public Management
• Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation
• Sustainable Development
Education
• Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, University of Mannheim, (Mannheim, Germany)
• Exchange, Institut Barcelona D’Estudis Internacionals,
Pompeu Fabra, (Barcelona, Spain)
• Exchange, University of Massachusetts (Boston, USA)
Education
• Master of Arts in Philosophy (pending), University of
Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, USA)
• Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy (Honours), Universidad
Nacional de Colombia (Bogotá, Colombia)
Languages
Spanish, English, German, Portuguese
Languages
Selected Internships
German, English, Spanish, French
07–08/2014 Intern, FGV Direito SP Law School, Fundação
Getúlio Vargas (São Paulo, Brazil)
Selected Internships
09/2013–01/2014 Intern, Corporate Public Policy, Metro
Group (Berlin, Germany)
05–06/2013 Intern, Financial Policy and Economic Coordination, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Technology (Berlin, Germany)
01–02/2011 Intern, Accounting and Auditing, Ernst and
Young (Freiburg, Germany)
Selected Work Experience
02/2014–present Co-Founder and Head of Strategy and
Communication, NAHhaft e.V. (Berlin, Germany)
08/2008–07/2009 Teaching Assistant and Voluntary
Worker, Hogar de adolescentes, Arbeitsstelle Frieden
­(Urdinarrain, Argentina)
Selected Work Experience
10/2013–04/2014 Short Term Consultant for the 2015
World Development Report, The World Bank Group
(Washington DC, USA)
09/2011–05/2013 Researcher and Social Change
­Practitioner, Corpovisionarios (Bogotá, Colombia)
08/2007–07/2008 Editorial Coordinator and Administrative Assistant, Alberto Lleras Camargo School of Government, Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá, Colombia)
Master Thesis Title
Fostering sustainability in land reform policy: Lessons
from ecovillages in Brazil and Germany
Partner organization: National Institute for Colonization
and Agrarian Reform, Brazil
Master Thesis Title
Sharing as disruptive innovation: Which factors
­determine the diffusion of peer-to-peer sharing models
in Berlin?
Master of Public Policy Profiles—Class of 2015 15
Júlia Gutiérrez
Peris
Rajat Handa
India
Spain
Academic Areas of Interest
Academic Areas of Interest
• Cultural Policy and Cultural Management
• International Development
• Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship
• Governance, Democracy and Rule of Law
• Peace, Conflict and Security
• Nuclear Energy
Education
Education
• Exchange, Graduate School of Public Policy, University
of Tokyo (Tokyo, Japan)
• Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs, University of
St. Gallen (St. Gallen, Switzerland)
• Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Physics, University of
Delhi (Delhi, India)
Languages
English, Hindi, German
Languages
Catalan, Spanish, German, English, French
Selected Internships
05–07/2014 Intern, Department for the Promotion of the
Independent Scene, Senate Chancellery, Cultural Affairs
(Berlin, Germany)
10/2012–01/2013 Intern, Social Business, Fairlink (Berlin,
Germany)
03–05/2012 Intern, E-Commerce, Suecos S.L. (Barcelona,
Spain)
Selected Work Experience
02–08/2013 Business Analyst for Sub-Saharan Africa,
Infinite Potentials Consulting (Berlin, Germany)
05–09/2012 Head of International Relations, Fenexy
Foundation (Barcelona, Spain)
Master Thesis Title
Policy analysis of and for the city tax in Berlin (WT)
16 Hertie School of Governance
Selected Internships
05–08/2014 Intern, Institute for Cultural Diplomacy,
(Berlin, Germany)
01/2011–12/2012 Consultant Intern, Worldview Education Services Pvt Ltd (New Delhi, India)
Selected Work Experience
07/2014–present Junior Policy Analyst, Initiative for
Policy Research and Analysis
09/2013–present Media Manager, Under Secretary-­
General, Best Delegate
08/2011–07/2013 Director, WORDZ Delhi (New Delhi,
India)
Master Thesis Title
How does the organization of judicial systems influence
their performance? (WT)
Julia Hein
Theresa
Heithaus
Germany
USA
Academic Areas of Interest
Academic Areas of Interest
• Public Sector Reform
• Change Management
• E-Government
• Public-Private Partnerships
• Urban Planning Policy
• International Governance
Education
Education
• Bachelor of Science in Political Economy, Universität
Heidelberg (Heidelberg, Germany)
• Exchange, Universitetet i Bergen (Bergen, Norway)
• Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, Portland State
­University (Portland, USA)
• Minor in Music, Portland State University (Portland,
USA)
• Exchange, Bishop’s University (Lennoxville, Canada)
Languages
German, English, Dutch, French, Italian, Norwegian
Languages
Selected Internships
05–07/2014 Intern, Wegweiser Berlin Research and Strategy (Berlin, Germany)
10–12/2012 Intern, International Programmes Office,
Federal Court of Australia (Sydney, Australia)
02–03/2010 Intern, Internal Market Department, Permanent Representation of the Federal Republic of Germany
to the European Union (Brussels, Belgium)
English, Italian
Selected Internships
09–12/2013 Intern, Principles for Responsible Management Education Secretariat, United Nations Global Compact (New York, USA)
06–08/2013 Intern, Participatory Development Programme, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale
Zusammenarbeit (Cairo, Egypt)
Selected Work Experience
04/2014–present Research Assistant Public Sector Reform, Hertie School of Governance (Berlin, Germany)
09–12/2010 Research Assistant, AWI-Lab for Experimental Economics, Universität Heidelberg (Heidelberg,
Germany)
Selected Work Experience
01/2014–present Consultant, Working Groups, Principles
for Responsible Management Education Secretariat,
United Nations Global Compact (New York, USA)
03–06/2013 Content Editor, Atheneum Partners (Berlin,
Germany)
Master Thesis Title
Public acceptance of the German electronic identity
document
Master Thesis Title
Governing urban green space in developing countries:
The case of Cairo
Partner organization: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit
Master of Public Policy Profiles—Class of 2015 17
Friederike
Hemker
Regula Hess
Switzerland
Germany
Academic Areas of Interest
Academic Areas of Interest
• International Development Cooperation
• Cooperation in Good Governance
• Labor and Social Policy
• Economic Policy
• European Integration
Education
• Bachelor of European Studies, University of Maastricht (Maastricht, Netherlands)
• Exchange, SciencePo Grenoble (Saint-Martin-d’Hères,
France)
Education
Languages
Languages
German, English, French
German, English, French, Spanish
Selected Internships
Selected Internships
01–02/2013 Intern, Marco Brunotte Member of Federal
Parliament of Lower Saxony (Hannover, Germany)
01–02/2012 Intern, State Chancellery of Lower Saxony
(Hannover, Germany)
06–08/2010 Intern, Maventy Health International (Anivorano, Madagascar)
06–08/2013 Research Assistant, Environmental Policy
and Governance, Institut für ökologische Wirtschaftsforschung (Berlin, Germany)
02–07/2012 Project Manager ‘Rollen rollen’, Terre des
Femmes Schweiz (Bern, Switzerland)
07–12/2011 Project Manager, Transparency International
Schweiz (Bern, Switzerland)
• Bachelor of Arts in International Relations, Université
de Genève (Geneva, Switzerland)
• Study Abroad, Boston University, (Boston, USA)
Selected Work Experience
09/2014–present Student Assistant, elbarlament GmbH
Parliamentary Support Programs (Berlin, Germany)
08/2013–07/2014 Young Professional, Project on Decentralization and Local Development, Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (Yaoundé, Cameroon)
Selected Work Experience
09/2013–09/2014 Policy Advisor, European Department, Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (Berlin,
­Germany)
Master Thesis Title
Master Thesis Title
Strengthening local capacities for peaceful conflict
­resolution in the context of the refugee crisis in the
­Cameroonian border region with the CAR
Partner organization: Gesellschaft für Internationale
Zusammenarbeit, Project on Decentralization and Local
Development in Yaoundé, Cameroon
18 Hertie School of Governance
Political feasibility of an automatic macroeconomic
­stabilizer for the Eurozone
Rebecca
Hirschfeld
Thilo Hitz
Germany
USA
Academic Areas of Interest
Academic Areas of Interest
• Development Studies
• Crisis Management
• International Governance
• European Union Politics
• Foreign Policy
• Energy Policy
Education
Education
• Dual Degree, London School of Economics (London, UK)
• Bachelor of Arts in Government, Cornell University
(Ithaca, USA)
English, Spanish, Russian, German
• Exchange, the American University (Washington DC,
USA)
• Master of European Studies, RWTH Aachen University
(Aachen, Germany)
• Bachelor of Social Science, Carl von Ossietzky
­University Oldenburg (Oldenburg, Germany)
Selected Internships
Languages
06–09/2014 Intern, Verification and Monitoring Programme, Verification Research, Training, and Information
Centre (London, UK)
12/2012–09/2013 Multi-week Service Corps Fellow, Joint
Distribution Committee (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)
06–08/2011 Assistant to Development Manager, Family
Care International (New York, USA)
German, English, Portuguese, French, Spanish
Languages
Master Thesis Title
What is the effect of Chinese FDI on individual capacity/capital development in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) and
Luamba (Angola) given the high ratio of Chinese to local
workers on large infrastructure projects? (WT)
Selected Internships
05–07/2014 Intern, European Union Affairs D
­ epartment,
Representation of the Federal State of Schleswig-­
Holstein in Berlin (Berlin, Germany)
04–06/2013 Intern, Economics Department, Rambøll
Management Consulting (Hamburg, Germany)
10/2012–02/2013 Intern, Team ‘Internal Politics’, Cabinet of the President of the European Parliament, Martin
Schulz, European Parliament (Brussels, Belgium)
Selected Work Experience
08/2013–07/2014 Student Trainee, Press Monitoring
Team, Hill + Knowlton Strategies (Berlin, Germany)
06–09/2012 European Union Research Funding, RWTH
Aachen University (Aachen, Germany)
04/2009–04/2011 Freelancer, Nordwest-Zeitung Oldenburg (Oldenburg, Germany)
Master Thesis Title
What are the political and economic implications of a
significantly higher amount of natural gas exports from
the US?
Partner organization: German Institute for Economic
­Research
Master of Public Policy Profiles—Class of 2015 19
Anna Hoffmann
Steven Jakstadt
Switzerland/Germany
Germany
Academic Areas of Interest
Academic Areas of Interest
• Human Rights Law
• Migration and Refugee Policy
• Climate and Energy Governance
• Governmental Relations and Public Affairs
• Corporate Social Responsibility
• Public and Strategic Management
Education
Education
Languages
• Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, Berlin
School of Economics and Law (Berlin, Germany)
• Exchange, University of Cape Town (Cape Town,
South Africa)
• Bachelor of Arts in History and Politics, University of
Oxford (Oxford, UK)
German, English, French
Selected Internships
Languages
German, English, French
07-09/2014 Intern, RAND Europe Policy Think Tank
Selected Internships
Selected Work Experience
09/2014–present Research Assistant for Environmental
Policy at adelphi
02/2012–present Research Analyst at the Swiss Institute
for Peace and Energy Research
01–04/2011 Project Manager at Avenir Suisse
06–09/2013 Intern, Group International Relations and
Government Affairs, Deutsche Lufthansa AG (Berlin,
Germany)
07–09/2012 Intern, Public Affairs, Embassy of the Federal
Republic of Germany (Washington DC, USA)
10/2011–01/2012 Intern, Public Relations and Public Affairs, Hill&Knowlton Strategies GmbH (Berlin, Germany)
Master Thesis Title
Fortress Europe: Rights of refugees and Europe’s rejection
of responsibility
Selected Work Experience
09/2013–05/2015 Working Student, Group Public Policy
and Economic Research, Allianz SE (Berlin, Germany)
02–04/2012 Trainee, International Dialogue, Division for
Western Europe and Northern America, Friedrich-EbertFoundation (Berlin, Germany)
Master Thesis Title
Analysis of the lobbying structure and processes of
Deutsche Lufthansa AG (WT)
Partner organization: Deutsche Lufthansa AG
20 Hertie School of Governance
Na Jiang
Konrad Kas
China
Poland/USA
Academic Areas of Interest
Academic Areas of Interest
• Environment Policy Implementation
• Finance and Economic Policy
• Urban and Social Policy
• Political Economy
• International Trade
• Management
Education
Education
• Master of Public Policy, University of Tokyo (Tokyo,
Japan)
• Dual Degree, University of Tokyo, (Tokyo, Japan)
• Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Shanghai International
Studies University, (Shanghai, China)
• Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and International
Relations, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna (Bologna, Italy)
Languages
English, Polish, Italian, Spanish, French
Languages
Chinese, English, Japanese, German
Selected Work Experience
06/2012–04/2013 Supervisor, Customer Experience
Management, Development Bank of Singapore (Shanghai, China)
07/2009–09/2010 Associate, Risk and Control Solution,
PricewaterhouseCoopers Consultant, (Shanghai, China)
08/2007–02/2008 Flight Attendant, Japan Airlines, (Tokyo, Japan)
Selected Work Experience
01/2012–09/2013 Public Diplomacy Advisor, Consulate
General of the Republic of Poland in New York, Ministry
of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland (New York,
USA)
Master Thesis Title
The impact of the labour market reform on the Italian
economy
Master Thesis Title
Water safety in China: Barriers to water policy implementation and the development of the regulatory system in
China
Master of Public Policy Profiles—Class of 2015 21
Sonia Khan
Katharina Kick
USA/Germany
Germany
Academic Areas of Interest
Academic Areas of Interest
• Innovation and Entrepreneurship
• New Knowledge Economy
• E-Governance and Information Technology
• Sustainable Development
• International Trade Policy
• Corporate Social Responsibility
Education
Education
• Exchange, International Management, Fundação
Getulio Vargas (São Paulo, Brazil)
• Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, University of
­California Berkeley (Berkeley, USA)
• Bachelor of Arts in International Business and Cultural
Studies, Specialization in Latin American Regional
Studies, University of Passau (Passau, Germany)
• Exchange, IES Alminares (Arcos de la Frontera, Spain)
Languages
Languages
English, German, Spanish, Portuguese
German, Spanish, English, Russian, French
Selected Internships
Selected Internships
03–07/2012 USA Grant holder, International Parliamentary Scholarship, Federal Minister Josef Rief, MdB, German Federal Parliament (Berlin, Germany)
02–06/2011 Press Intern, Democratic Policy and Communications Center, United States Senate ­(Washington
DC, USA)
01–05/2010 Legislative Intern, Congresswoman Grace
Napolitano, United States Congress (Washington DC,
USA)
05/2014–08/2014 Intern, Sustainable Trade Policy, Investment and Sustainability Standards, Federal Ministry
for Economic Cooperation and Development (Berlin,
Germany)
09/2012–03/2013 Intern, Private Sector and Peace Building, Project CERCAPAZ, German Agency for Development
Cooperation (Bogotá, Colombia)
04–07/2012 Intern, Human Rights and Development Cooperation, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany
(Bogotá, Colombia)
Selected Work Experience
09/2012–07/2013 Freelancer, Investor Relations
­Manager, Fundraising for Select Technology Start-ups
(Berlin, Germany)
09/2011–02/2012 Online Organizing Fellow, ­MoveOn.org
Political Action (Washington DC, USA)
08–11/2010 Field Organizer, Nevada State Democratic
Party, Harry Reid for Senate: Coordinated Campaign
(Las Vegas, USA)
Master Thesis Title
Open data in OGP national action plans: Patterns of
adoption (WT)
Partner organization: The Open Government Partnership
22 Hertie School of Governance
Selected Work Experience
10/2014–present Assistant to the Executive Board,
CSP-Network for International Politics and Co-Operation
(Berlin, Germany)
10/2008–05/2009 Project Officer, Mentoring Program
for Young Adults, Las Tías (León, Nicaragua)
Master Thesis Title
Making sustainability standards work: Examples from
the apparel industry (WT)
Partner organizations: The Federal Ministry for Economic
Cooperation and Development, Sustainable Trade Policy,
Investment and Sustainability Standards Department
|Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit, Programme for Social and Environmental Standards
Svanja
Kleemann
Lena
Klockemann
Germany
Germany
Academic Areas of Interest
Academic Areas of Interest
• International Conflict Management
• Economics and Statistics
• Financial Inclusion and Transparency
• Environment, Energy, Climate
• International Development and Transnational
­governance
• European integration
Education
• Study Abroad, Bocconi University, (Milan, Italy)
• Bachelor of Arts in Political Sciences and Public
­Management, University of Konstanz (Constance,
Germany)
• Study Abroad, University of California, (San Diego,
USA)
Education
• Bachelor of Arts, International Political Management,
University of Applied Sciences Bremen (Bremen,
­Germany)
• Exchange, Trent University (Peterborough, Canada)
Languages
Languages
German, English, Spanish
German, English, Spanish, Italian, French
Selected Internships
Selected Internships
09/2013–02/2014 Intern, Finance and Information Technology Department, Porsche AG (Stuttgart, Germany)
10/2011–03/2012 Intern, Good Governance and State
Reform, German Association for International Cooperation (Lima, Peru)
04-08/2010 Intern, Decentralisation, German Association for International Cooperation (Asuncion, Paraguay)
Selected Work Experience
12/2009–present Founder and Executive Director,
Management Department, One Week Student (Freiburg,
Germany)
04–08/2014 Working Student, Sales Department,
Porsche AG (Stuttgart, Germany)
03/2014 Working Student, Management Department,
Porsche AG (Stuttgart, Germany)
01–03/2011 Climate and Energy section, Land Office of
Lower Saxony to the European Union (Brussels, Belgium)
05–07/2010 Economic department, German permanent
mission to the United Nations (Geneva, Switzerland)
03–05/2010 Office of Gabriele Lösekrug-Möller, MdB,
German Bundestag (Berlin, Germany)
Selected Work Experience
08/2013–03/2015 Young Professional and Consultant,
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammen­
arbeit (GIZ) (Eschborn, Germany/Mexico City, Mexico)
03–07/2014 Project assistant, German adaptation policy,
Adelphi consult (Berlin, Germany)
11/2011–06/2012 Personal assistant to the UN Special
Adviser on Sport for Development and Peace (Bremen,
Germany)
Master Thesis Title
Master Thesis Title
Financial inclusion in Latin America (WT)
Horizontal mainstreaming of climate change adaptation
into policy planning: The case of Germany
Partner organization(s): Adelphi Consult/Umweltbundesamt, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
Master of Public Policy Profiles—Class of 2015 23
Harmke Kruithof
Florien Kruse
Netherlands
Netherlands
Academic Areas of Interest
Academic Areas of Interest
• Public Management
• Foreign Policy and International Development
• Gender Policy
• Demographic Change
• International Development
• Gender
Education
Education
• Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Anthropology,
University College Utrecht (Utrecht, Netherlands)
• Fulbright Campus Scholarship Program, University of
Oregon (Eugene, USA)
• Bachelor of Science in Public Administration and
Organization Science, Vrije Universiteit (Amsterdam,
Netherlands)
• Exchange, Politicology, Sociology and International
Relations, Witwatersrand University (Johannesburg,
South Africa)
• Minor in Law and Society, University of Utrecht
­(Utrecht, Netherlands)
Languages
Dutch, English, French, German.
Selected Internships
09/2013 Intern, Humanitarian Policy Officer, Embassy
of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Ministry of Foreign
­Affairs (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)
06/2013 Research Intern, Party Platform Committee,
Dutch Democratic Party (The Hague, Netherlands)
07/2011 Project Coordinator and Research Intern, Maria’s
Libraries (Busia, Kenya)
Master Thesis Title
Closing the gender gap in economic decision-making
through voluntary initiatives: Conditions for the effectiveness of charter initiatives in the Netherlands and
Denmark in the ‘Shadow of Regulation’
Languages
Dutch, English, German
Selected Internships
06–09/2014 Intern, Country Office, Pan American Health
Organization / World Health Orgnization (Paramaribo,
Suriname)
09/2011–03/2012 Intern, Marketing and Fundraising,
Oxfam Novib (The Hague, Netherlands)
Selected Work Experience
09/2014–present Research and Teaching Assistant,
­Sociology, Hertie School of Governance (Berlin, Germany)
09/2011–06/2012 English and Mathematics Tutor,
­StudentsPlus (Utrecht, Netherlands)
10/2012–06/2013 Volunteer, Plan Nederland (Amsterdam,
Netherlands)
Master Thesis Title
Preferences for ‘Earner Models’ in Germany and the
Netherlands: Which Role does the respondent’s gender
play?
Partner organization: Erasmus University of Rotterdam
24 Hertie School of Governance
Hanlin Li
Rafael Lira
Carrillo
China
Mexico
Academic Areas of Interest
Academic Areas of Interest
• Public Relations
• Corporate Management
• Public-Private Partnerships
• Welfare States and Social Policy
• Health and Education
• Development
Education
Education
• Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Clark University
­(Massachusetts, USA)
• Exchange, Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong
Kong, China)
• Bachelor of Arts in International Relations, Instituto
Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey,
Campus Estado de México (Mexico City, Mexico)
Languages
Languages
Spanish, English, German
Chinese, English
Selected Internships
Selected Internships
06–08/2014 Intern, Marketing Department, Fireworks
(Shanghai, China)
05–07/2011 Intern Reporter, English Desk, Caixin Media,
(Beijing, China)
01–05/2011 Intern, Government Relations Department,
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A. (Washington DC, USA)
03/2008–11/2009 Intern, Corporate Communications
and Reputation, Procter&Gamble (Mexico City, Mexico)
Selected Work Experience
Master Thesis Title
08/2013–08/2014 Professional Year, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (Riyadh, Saudi
Arabia)
12/2009–02/2012 Government Relations,
Procter&Gamble (Mexico City, Mexico).
Blocking the illegal alternatives: Luxury brands’ ongoing
battles with online counterfeits in China (WT)
Master Thesis Title
The impact of political ideologies in improving access and
quality of health care in Latin America
Master of Public Policy Profiles—Class of 2015 25
Oliver Löffler
Benedikt Mack
Germany
Germany
Academic Areas of Interest
Academic Areas of Interest
• Corporate Social Responsibility
• Transnational Labor Governance
• Comparative Political Economy
• Labour, Social and Education Policy
• Energy, Environment and Climate
• Public Economics
Education
Education
• Exchange, University of California, Luskin School of
Public Affairs (Los Angeles, USA)
• Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences and History,
­Bielefeld University (Bielefeld, Germany)
• Exchange, Vilnius University (Vilnius, Lithuania)
• Dual Degree, London School of Economics and
­Political Science (London, UK)
• Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Justus Liebig University
(Giessen, Germany)
Languages
Languages
German, English, Spanish, French
German, English, Spanish
Selected Internships
Selected Internships
05–07/2013 Visiting Associate, The Boston Consulting
Group (Berlin, Germany)
01–03/2012 Intern, Latin America Division, Federal
­Foreign Office (Berlin, Germany)
10–12/2011 Intern, Development Cooperation, Friedrich
Ebert Foundation (La Paz, Bolivia)
Selected Work Experience
09/2013–07/2014 Public Affairs Trainee, Hanne + Maack
Kommunikation (Berlin, Germany)
Master Thesis Title
Using socially responsible public procurement to foster
social responsibility in transnational supply chains (WT)
04–07/2013 Research Assistant, Climate Policy, German
Institute for Economic Research (Berlin, Germany)
09–12/2011 Intern, International Economic and Financial
Policy, German Federal Foreign Office (Berlin, Germany)
Selected Work Experience
09/2012–08/2013 Public Servant, Division Ia1, Basic
­Issues of the Welfare State, Federal Ministry of Labour
and Social Affairs (Berlin, Germany)
06/2010–06/2012 Student Assistant, Integration
­Economics and Erasmus Coordination, Justus Liebig
­University (Giessen, Germany)
09/2001–08/2006 Wholesaler in Foreign and Domestic Trade, Purchase and Import, Frankana (Marktbreit,
­Germany)
Master Thesis Title
Financing higher education in Germany (WT)
26 Hertie School of Governance
Clara Meneses
Charlene
Mhlanga
Brazil
Zimbabwe
Academic Areas of Interest
Academic Areas of Interest
• International Trade
• Fiscal Governance
• Administrative Law
• Corporate Social Responsibility
• Technology and Innovation
• Public-Private Partnerships
Education
Education
• Postgraduate degree in Public Law, University of
­Brasília (Brasília, Brazil)
• Bachelor of Laws, Federal University of Sergipe (São
Cristóvão, Brazil)
• Bachelor of Arts in Integrated Social Sciences, Jacobs
University Bremen (Bremen, Germany)
Languages
English, Ndebele, Zulu, German
Languages
Portuguese, English, Spanish, German
Selected Internships
07–08/2014 Academic Intern, Brazil Board, Bundes­
verband der Deutschen Industrie e.V. (Berlin, Germany)
01–06/2006 Academic Intern, Defensoria Pública
­Estadual (Aracaju, Brazil)
09–12/2003 Intern, Prosecutor’s Office, Ministério
­Público Federal (Aracaju, Brazil)
Selected Work Experience
09/2008–06/2013 Attorney, Procuradoria-Geral da Fazenda Nacional, Ministry of Finance (Brasília, Brazil)
12/2003–09/2008 Judicial Advisor, Federal Court of Sergipe, Federal Justice (Aracaju, Brazil)
Master Thesis Title
Why does Brazil have so few Double Tax Treaties? A case
study on the Brazilian-German negotiations.
Selected Internships
11/2012–05/2013 Intern, International Digital
­Marketing, Beiersdorf AG (Hamburg, Germany)
06–09/2011 Project Coordinator, Cultural Diplomacy
in Africa Programme, Institute for Cultural Diplomacy
­(Berlin, Germany)
Selected Work Experience
08/2013–present Market Research Analyst, Market Logic
Software (Berlin, Germany)
02–04/2012 Research Assistant, Jacobs Centre for Lifelong Learning and Institutional Development, (Bremen,
Germany)
Master Thesis Title
Does the form in which Corporate Social Responsibility
(CSR) is integrated into core business strategies matter?
A comparative assessment of CSR strategies and their
effect on performance in the automotive and utilities
sectors in Germany
Master of Public Policy Profiles—Class of 2015 27
Giulia Minnucci
Meilin
Möllenkamp
Italy
Germany
Academic Areas of Interest
Academic Areas of Interest
• International and Non-Profit Organisations
• Corporate Social Responsibility
• Development Economics and Policies
• Public Health
• The Future of the Welfare State
• Theories of Social Justice
Education
Education
• Dual Degree, Università Luigi Bocconi (Milan, Italy)
• Master of Science in Economics and Management of
Public Administrations and International Institutions,
Università Luigi Bocconi (Milan, Italy)
• Exchange, Instituto de Ensino e Pesquisa (Sau Paulo,
Brazil)
• Bachelor of Business Administration and Management, Università Luigi Bocconi (Milan, Italy)
• Summer School, Barcelona Institute for Global Health
(Barcelona, Spain)
• Bachelor of Arts in Public Management and Governance, Zeppelin University (Friedrichshafen, Germany)
Languages
German, English, Spanish, French
Selected Internships
Languages
Italian, English, Portuguese, French
Master Thesis Title
Management of irregular migration in Italy: Which
are the challenges and the priorities related to Italy’s
strategy for managing irregular migrants persisting on
national territory? (WT)
05–06/2014 Intern, Health Policy, Federal Ministry of
Health (Berlin, Germany)
05–11/2012 Intern, Public Management and Health
Care, Kienbaum Management Consultants (Düsseldorf,
Germany)
07–08/2011 Intern, DEinternational Business Service
­Department, Indo-German Chamber of Commerce
(Mumbai, India)
Selected Work Experience
05–12/2014 Student Assistant, Health and Long-term
Care Department, Gesellschaft für Versicherungswissenschaft und -gestaltung (Köln, Germany)
01/2011–05/2012 Freelance Journalist, Local Section
Friedrichshafen, Südkurier Medienhaus (Friedrichshafen,
Germany)
Master Thesis Title
Economic crisis and civil engagement for population
health: The case of Greece (WT)
Partner organization: Federal Ministry of Health
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Siri Nanz
Tobias Niehaus
Norway/Germany
Germany
Academic Areas of Interest
Academic Areas of Interest
• International Development Cooperation
• Public Health
• Global Governance
• Energy and Climate Policy
• International Trade
• Economic Policy
Education
Education
• Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, The Colorado
­College (Colorado, USA)
• Minor in African Studies, The Colorado College
­(Colorado, USA)
• Exchange University of Botswana ­(Gaborone,
­Botswana)
• International Baccalaureate, Mahindra United World
College of India (Pune, India)
• Bachelor of Arts in European Administration Management, Hochschule Harz (Halberstadt, Germany)
• Exchange, Mykolos Romeris University (Vilnius,
­Lithuania)
Languages
German, English, Spanish, French
Selected Internships
Languages
English, Norwegian, German
Selected Internships
08/2013–06/2014 Young Professional, Programme to
Foster Innovation, Learning and Evidence in HIV and
Health Programmes of German Development Cooperation, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (Berlin, Germany)
01–06/2008 Mentor, Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos (San
Jorge, Nicaragua)
08–10/2007 Intern, The Yme Foundation (Vegårshei,
­Norway)
Selected Work Experience
09/2014–present Junior Advisor, Deutsche Gesellschaft
für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (Berlin, Germany)
11/2012–04/2014 Organizer, European Public Policy
­Conference (Berlin, Germany / Paris, France)
06–08/2014 Intern, Public Affairs, FleishmanHillard Germany (Berlin, Germany)
09/2012–02/2013 Intern, European Union Representative Office, ThyssenKrupp AG (Brussels, Belgium)
02–07/2011 Intern, European Union Representation, Association of Northern German Chambers of Commerce
and Industry (Brussels, Belgium)
Selected Work Experience
09/2014–present Project Analyst, Public Affairs, FleishmanHillard Germany (Berlin, Germany)
09–12/2014 Organization Committee, Global Public
Policy Network Conference (Berlin, Germany)
01–08/2014 Research Analyst, MarketLogic Software AG
(Berlin, Germany)
Master Thesis Title
The effectiveness of national Emission Performance
Standards (EPS) in the EU
Partner organization: FleishmanHillard Germany GmbH
Master Thesis Title
When it’s not about treatment: The social determinants
of maternal mortality (WT)
Master of Public Policy Profiles—Class of 2015 29
Clement Nocos
Alex Odlum
Canada
Australia
Academic Areas of Interest
Academic Areas of Interest
• International Political Economy
• Political Communications
• Comparative Politics
• Forced Migration and Humanitarian Assistance
• Urban Development and Social Policy
• Land, Property and Housing Policy
Education
Education
• Bachelor of Arts (Honours) with Distinction,
­University of Toronto (Toronto, Canada)
• Dual Degree, Graduate School of Public Policy,
­University of Tokyo (Tokyo, Japan)
• Exchange, American University in Cairo (Cairo, Egypt)
and Université Pierre Mendès (France, Grenoble)
• Bachelors of Law and International Studies (­Honours),
University of Adelaide, (Adelaide, Australia)
• Exchange, Universite Pierre Mendes (Grenoble,
France)
• Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, Australian
­National University (Canberra, Australia)
Languages
English, Tagalog, German, French
Selected Internships
06–07/2014 Communications Assistant, Global Public
Policy Institute (Berlin, Germany)
Languages
Selected Work Experience
Selected Internships
03/2014–present Communications Assistant, Global
Public Policy Institute (Berlin, Germany)
07–08/2013 Voter Identification and Internal Polling,
­Ontario New Democratic Party (Toronto, Ontario)
04–08/2013 Constituency Organizer, Member of Parliament Olivia Chow, New Democratic Party of Canada
(Toronto, Canada)
05–07/2014 Australian Embassy, Political and Economic
Section, DFAT, (Berlin, Germany)
05–09/2012 Intern, Democracy Reporting International
(Berlin, Germany)
01–02/2011 Intern, Global Public Policy Institute (Berlin,
Germany)
English, French, German, Spanish, Arabic
Selected Work Experience
Master Thesis Title
Social capital and the efficacy of economic decision-­
making in comparative perspective (WT)
07–08/2014 Consultant, Land, Property and Reparations
Division, Department of Operations and Emergencies,
Inter­national Organization for Migration (Geneva, Switzerland)
01–08/2013 Researcher, Media Intelligence Partners
­(London, UK)
02–05/2012 Researcher, Centre for Housing, Urban and
Regional Planning, (Adelaide, Australia)
Master Thesis Title
From displacement to development? Crossing the
humanitarian-development nexus in urban Jordan and
Egypt (WT)
30 Hertie School of Governance
Natalia Osorio
Restrepo
Jannis Otto
Germany
Colombia
Academic Areas of Interest
Academic Areas of Interest
• Urban policies: Security, Co-existence, Culture and
Education
• Interactions between Law and Economics
• Civil Society Involvement in Public Policy
• Public Management
• E-Governance
• Public Finance
Education
Education
• Postgraduate Diploma in Administrative Law,
­University of Antioquia (Medellin, Colombia)
• Bachelor of Law, University Externado of Colombia
(Bogotá, Colombia)
• Exchange, Bocconi University (Milan, Italy)
• Bachelor of Arts in Political Sciences and Economics,
Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (Münster,
Germany)
• Exchange, American University (Washington DC, USA)
Languages
Languages
Spanish, English
German, English, Italian
Selected Work Experience
Selected Internships
05–08/2014 Consultant at Secretary of Education
­Department of Antioquia, project Educational Parks
­(Medellín, Colombia)
04–08/2013 Consultant at the Strengthening Territorial Unit. The Financial Fund of Development Projects
(­FONADE) (Bogotá, Colombia)
09/2012–05/2013 Citizen security and coexistence
­Consultant at the district Secretary of Government of
Bogotá City Council (Medellín, Colombia)
02/2011–01/2012 Secretary General, Enterprise for
­Urban Security – ESU- of Medellín City Council (Medellín,
Colombia)
08/2008–12/2009 Consultant for the Secretary of Government of Medellín City Council (Medellín, Colombia)
01/2006–08/2008 Legal Assistant for the Secretary of
Social Development of Medellín City Council (Medellín,
Colombia)
05–08/2013 Intern, Public Management Consulting,
PricewaterhouseCoopers (Berlin, Germany)
09–12/2011 Intern, National Academy of Public Administration (Washington DC, USA)
08–10/2010 Intern, Office of Armin Schuster, MdB,
­German Federal Parliament (Berlin, Germany)
Selected Work Experience
09/2013–08/2014 Professional Year, Management
­Consulting in Health and Public Service, Accenture GmbH
(Berlin, Germany)
09/2012–04/2013 Student Assistant, Foreign Direct
­Investment Analyst, Terrain Global (Berlin, Germany)
Master Thesis Title
Analytics as a New Public Management Tool: An Effective
Use for Air Cargo Security
Master Thesis Title
Completing the ‘miracle’: increasing community involvement for the implementation of the programme Educational Parks in Antioquia, Colombia (WT)
Partner organization: Government of Antioquia (Colombia)
Master of Public Policy Profiles—Class of 2015 31
Bruno Paschoal
Alex Paul
Brazil
UK
Academic Areas of Interest
Academic Areas of Interest
• Empirical Qualitative Research
• Public Policy and Law
• Urban and Rural Planning
• Security Policy
• Global Governance
• International Organizations
Education
Education
• Master of Law and Development, Fundação Getúlio
Vargas (São Paulo, Brazil)
• Bachelor of Law, University of São Paulo (São Paulo,
Brazil)
• Extensions: Université Lyon 2 & Sciences-Po Lyon
(2007/2008), UC Berkeley (2009), Yale Law School
(2012)
• ATLANTIS Dual Degree in International Security and
Development Policy, Syracuse University (Syracuse,
USA)
• Masters of International Relations, Maxwell School
of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University
(Syracuse, USA)
• Masters of International Relations, University of Edinburgh (Edinburgh, UK)
Languages
Portuguese, English, French, Spanish, German, Italian
Languages
English, French
Selected Internships
09/2009–05/2010 Clerk for Judge Habice at Court of Appeals of São Paulo (São Paulo, Brazil)
03–10/2009 Researcher at Conectas Human Rights (São
Paulo, Brazil)
12/2006–07/2007 Strategic Planning for Cultural Organizations at CQS Advogados (São Paulo, Brazil)
Selected Internships
06–08/2014 Programme Assistant, Women In International Security (Washington DC, USA)
01–07/2013 Research Assistant, Scottish Parliamentary
Office of Liam McArthur MSP (Edinburgh, UK)
Selected Work Experience
Selected Work Experience
11/2012–10/2014 Researcher, Global Administrative Law
Network (International)
08/2011–11/2012 Researcher, Crime and Punishment
Study Center, Fundação Getúlio Vargas Law School (São
Paulo, Brazil)
01–10/2010 Voluntary Legal Assistant for Refugees and
Illegal Immigrants in Casa do Migrante (São Paulo, Brazil)
Master Thesis Title
Fostering sustainability in land reform policy: Lessons
from ecovillages in Brazil and Germany
Partner organization: National Institute for Colonization
and Agrarian Reform in Brazil
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09/2011–present Junior Rate, Logistics, Royal Naval
­Reserve (Rosyth, UK)
07–09/2012 Summer Organizer, Larimer County, Obama
for America (Colorado, USA)
Master Thesis Title
What explains the variation in NATO member states’
National Action Plans for women, peace and security
given the same starting point of United Nations Security
Council Resolution 1325?
Armin Peter
Daniel Polte
Germany
Germany
Academic Areas of Interest
Academic Areas of Interest
• International Corporate Strategy
• Public Affairs and Political Communication
• International Management
• Media and Technology Policy
• Political Communication
• Development Policy
Education
Education
• Exchange, Concentration in International Management, Fundação Getúlio Vargas (São Paulo, Brazil)
• Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Freie Universität
Berlin (Berlin, Germany)
• Exchange Year, Concentrations in Foreign Policy and
Journalism, American University (Washington DC,
USA)
• Exchange, American University (Washington DC, USA)
• Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Anthropology and African
Studies, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (Mainz,
Germany)
• Exchange, Universidad de Complutense (Madrid,
Spain)
Languages
Languages
German, English, Spanish, French, Swahili
German, English, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Dutch
Selected Internships
Selected Internships
05–07/2014 Intern, KPMG Berlin, Public Sector Consulting/Health Care Audit (Berlin, Germany)
07–10/2012 Intern, Axel Springer Corporate Communications (Berlin, Germany)
08–12/2011 Intern, Embassy of France in the United
States co-op program (Washington DC, USA)
06–08/2013 Intern, Department of International
­Development, Squad EU/MENA, General Secretary of
the G
­ erman Red Cross (Berlin, Germany)
09–11/2011 Intern, Exhibition bunt!?, Museum of
­Natural History (Mainz, Germany)
03–04/2010 Intern, Procurement Department,
­Hessischer Rundfunk (Frankfurt, Germany)
Selected Work Experience
Selected Work Experience
04/2013–05/2014 Freelancer, Axel Springer Product
Management (Berlin, Germany)
04/2013–05/2014 Freelancer, Online Desk, Berliner Morgenpost (Berlin, Germany)
06/2012–10/2013 Student Assistant, Konrad-AdenauerFoundation (Berlin, Germany)
05–07/2014 Project Trainee, Deutschland sicher im Netz
e.V. (Berlin, Germany)
12/2013–04/2014 Working Student, Public Affairs and
Corporate Communication, Burson-Marsteller (Berlin,
Germany)
04–08/2011 Academic Assistant, Department of Anthropology and African Studies, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (Mainz, Germany)
Master Thesis Title
How do interventions in different stages of the policy
cycle affect the influence potential of lobbying campaigns? (WT)
Partner organization: Burson Marsteller
Master Thesis Title
Media regulation in the digital age (WT)
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Júlia Prats Romeu
Andrea
Puentes Riaño
Spain
Colombia
Academic Areas of Interest
Academic Areas of Interest
• Gender Equality and Women in Development
• International Governance
• Civil Society, Social Innovation
• Public-Private Partnerships
• Corporate Social Responsibility
• Cross-Sectoral Partnerships
Education
Education
• Bachelor of Political Science, Universitat Pompeu
Fabra (Barcelona, Spain)
• Bachelor of Law with Minor in Economics, Los Andes
University (Bogotá, Colombia)
• Exchange, University of Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain)
Languages
English, Spanish, French, German, Catalan
Languages
Spanish, English, French
Selected Internships
05–07/2014 Intern, Konrad Adenauer Foundation,
­Namibia and Angola Office (Windhoek, Namibia)
01–03/2013 Intern, Quartiers Management Falken­
hagener Feld Ost (Berlin, Germany)
08/2010 Intern, European and International Affairs
­Department, Confederation of German Employers’
­Association (Berlin, Germany)
Selected Work Experience
03/2013–present Social Worker, ReachIna Mädchenstadtteiladen (Berlin, Germany)
Selected Internships
06/2014 Intern, AMPION (Berlin, Germany)
Selected Work Experience
07/2014 Legal Officer, Office of Legal Affairs, International Organization for Migration (Geneva, Switzerland)
05/2013 Senior Contract Analyst, Legal Department, International Organization for Migration (Bogotá, Colombia)
11/2010 Contract Analyst, Legal Department, International Organization for Migration (Bogotá, Colombia)
Master Thesis Title
Master Thesis Title
Gender equality and regional cooperation in Southern
Africa: The impact of the SADC Protocol on gender and
development on Namibian women (WT)
Partner organization: Konrad Adenauer Foundation
­Namibia
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Public-private partnerships, a suitable policy alternative?
The case of the energy-efficient buildings initiative in the
European Union
Thierry Racaud
Sandeep
Rajgopal
France
Germany
Academic Areas of Interest
Academic Areas of Interest
• EU Integration
• Education Policy
• Public Management
• Resource and Commodity Governance
• International Organisations
• Public Finance Flow Structures
Education
Education
• Master of Public Affairs in Statistics, Economics, Policy
Analysis and Public Management, Sciences Po (Paris,
France)
• Master in Intercultural Exchanges, Project management, Cultural Policies and Intercultural Communication, Sorbonne Nouvelle (Paris, France)
• Dual Degree, Graduate School of Public Policy,
­University of Tokyo (Tokyo, Japan)
• Bachelor of Arts with Dual Honours in Accounting
and International Relations, Keele University (Keele,
UK)
Languages
Languages
German, English, Spanish, Tamil, Hindi
French, English, German, Portuguese
Selected Internships
Selected Internships
06–08/2014 Intern, Marketing and Events Management, International Policy and Leadership Institute (Paris,
France)
Selected Work Experience
01/2011–12/2013 Assistant Manager, Paris-London Cooperation, Ministry of National Education (Paris, France /
London, UK)
01/2010–12/2011 Marketing, Louvre Museum (Paris,
France)
01/2000–12/2010 Teaching and Project Management,
Ministry of National Education (Paris, France)
08/2013–07/2014 Professional Year, PROAGUA, Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (Lima, Peru)
06–08/2011 Intern, Cash Management Services, Standard Chartered Bank (Frankfurt, Germany)
07/2009 Intern, Business Recovery Services, PricewaterhouseCoopers (Frankfurt, Germany)
Selected Work Experience
07–08/2012 Volunteer, English Teaching, VESL (Doi
Chaang/Chiang Rai, Thailand)
Master Thesis Title
The impact of education systems on entrepreneurship
Master of Public Policy Profiles—Class of 2015 35
Ira Ramaj
Marjan
Ranogajec
Albania
Serbia
Academic Areas of Interest
Academic Areas of Interest
• Health and Social Policy
• Sustainable Development
• Public Management
• International Governance
• Environment, Energy and Climate
• European Integration
Education
Education
• Bachelor of Arts in International Development and
Social Change and Economics, Clark University
(Worcester, USA)
• Specialist Degree in Food Preservation Technologies,
University of Novi Sad (Novi Sad, Serbia)
• Master of Science in Technology, University of Novi
Sad, (Novi Sad, Serbia)
Languages
Albanian, English, Italian, Spanish
Languages
Serbian, English, German
Selected Internships
02–05/2013 Research Assistant, Development and
­Security, German Institute for Economic Research (Berlin,
Germany)
05–08/2011 Research Assistant, Economic Development
and Employment Promotion Program, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (Tirana, Albania)
06/2010 Fellow, Development Project Management Institute (Washington DC, USA)
Selected Work Experience
08/2013–07/2014 Young Professional, Multi-Sector HIV
and AIDS Prevention Program, Deutsche Gesellschaft für
Internationale Zusammenarbeit (Pretoria, South Africa)
Master Thesis Title
All equal in sickness and death? Measuring the effect
of income inequality on HIV prevalence in sub-Saharan
Africa
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Selected Internships
06–08/2013 EDIT Center (Novi Sad, Serbia)
Selected Work Experience
06/2014–present Research Associate, Department of
Food Preservation Engineering, University of Novi Sad
(Novi Sad, Serbia)
10/2013–05/2014 Research Analyst, Market Logic Software (Berlin, Germany)
02–06/2013 Research Associate, Prof. Gerhard Hammerschmid, Hertie School of Governance (Berlin, Germany)
Master Thesis Title
The European Neighborhood Policy: An insufficient
­foreign policy instrument (WT)
Cameron Reed
Kim Reichel
USA
Germany
Academic Areas of Interest
Academic Areas of Interest
• Peace and Conflict
• Foreign and Security Policy
• Terrorism and Political Violence
• Development Economics
• Finance and Economic Policy
• International Governance
Education
Education
• ATLANTIS Dual Degree in International Security and
Development Policy, Maxwell School of Citizenship
and Public Affairs Syracuse University (Syracuse, USA)
• Executive Certificate in Counter-Terrorism Studies,
Interdisciplinary Center (Herzliya, Israel)
• Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, Trinity College
(Hartford, USA)
• Minor in Arabic Language and Culture, Trinity College
(Hartford, USA)
• Exchange, American University (Washington DC, USA)
• Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, Philipps-Universität
Marburg (Marburg, Germany)
• Bachelor of Science, Economics, Philipps-Universität
Marburg (Marburg, Germany)
• Exchange, Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (Monterrey, Mexico)
Languages
German, English, Spanish, French
Languages
English, Arabic, Spanish, German
Selected Internships
06–08/2014 Intern, Research and Analysis, International
Institute for Counter-Terrorism (Herzliya, Israel)
02–06/2012 Intern, Research and Development, Arab
American Association (New York, USA)
06–08/2009 Intern, External Affairs, U.S. Department of
Energy, Savannah River Site (Aiken, USA)
Selected Internships
09–11/2014 Economic Governance Program, Heinrich
Böll Foundation (Washington DC, USA)
02–04/2013 European Directorate-General, German Federal Foreign Office (Berlin, Germany)
11/2012–01/2013 Competence Centre Governance and
Decentralization, KfW Entwicklungsbank (Frankfurt am
Main, Germany)
Selected Work Experience
Selected Work Experience
08/2013-07/2014 Graduate Research Assistant, Institute
for National Security and Counterterrorism (Syracuse,
USA)
10/2012–08/2013 AmeriCorps VISTA, Volunteer Recruitment, Seedling Foundation (Austin, USA)
02–05/2012 Residential Coordinator, Education First International (Tarrytown, USA)
02–06/2014 Research Assistant, Risk Advisory & Services,
Allianz Climate Solutions (Berlin, Germany)
Master Thesis Title
From Aid to Investment: Gender-related effects of new
approaches to economic development (WT)
Master Thesis Title
Political violence and the urban space: Evidence from the
Global Terrorism Database.
Master of Public Policy Profiles—Class of 2015 37
Haley Reimbold
Pietro Romozzi
USA
Italy
Academic Areas of Interest
Academic Areas of Interest
• Social, Education and Justice Policy
• Public-Private Partnerships
• Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship
• Economics and Development Economics
• Public Policies for Industrial and Territorial Development
• Cultural Policies
Education
• Dual Degree, Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs (New York, USA)
• Bachelor of Arts Magna Cum Laude in Women’s
­Studies and Education, Hamilton College (Clinton,
United States)
• Exchange, Social Welfare Policy, Stockholm University,
(Stockholm, Sweden)
Education
Languages
Languages
English, Spanish, German
Italian, English, Spanish
Public Service
Master Thesis Title
06/2013–present Board Member, Coalition for Juvenile
Justice (Washington DC, USA)
09/2011–09/2014 Federal Advisory Committee Member,
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, US
Department of Justice (Washington DC, USA)
10/2007–10/2014 Juvenile Justice Advisory Group Member, New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services,
(Albany, USA)
Crises and health: A study on the impact of the current
obesity crisis and its distribution in Italy
Selected Work Experience
06–07/2014 Weatherhead East Asian Institute
­Sasakawa Fellowship, Philippines Office, Ashoka (Manila,
­Philippines)
02/2014–present Consultant, Health, Education, and
­Social Programs, ICF International (Washington DC, USA)
02/2011–08/2013 Planning Analyst, Department of
­Planning & Government Innovation, Vera Institute of
­Justice (New York, USA)
Master Thesis Title
Throwing away the key? The rise of International prison
privatization (WT)
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• Dual Degree, Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi
(Milan, Italy)
• Bachelor of Economics and Finance, Università
­Commerciale Luigi Bocconi (Milan, Italy)
• Exchange, Copenhagen Business School (Copenhagen,
Denmark)
Nicolas
Rosemberg
Yolanda Rother
Germany/Jamaica
Argentina
Academic Areas of Interest
Academic Areas of Interest
• Health Policy
• Social Justice and Equity
• Development Economics
• International Good Governance through Institutions
• Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability
• Public Management
Education
Education
• Bachelor of Economics, Universidad de Buenos Aires
(Buenos Aires, Argentina)
• Exchange, Fundação Getulio Vargas, Escola de Administração de Empresas de São Paulo (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
• Bachelor of Arts in American Studies and Social Sciences, Humboldt University (Berlin, Germany)
• Exchange, Georgetown University (Washington DC,
USA)
Languages
Spanish, English, French, German and Portuguese
Selected Internships
06–08/2013 Intern, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (Kathmandu, Nepal)
09/2011–02/2012 Intern, International Labour Office
(Geneva, Switzerland)
Selected Work Experience
09/2014–present Policy Consultant, Scenarium Group
GmbH (Berlin, Germany)
08/2014 Consultant, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (Mbeya, Tanzania)
09/2013–08/2014 Health Programme, Deutsche
­Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (Dar es
Salaam, Tanzania)
Languages
English, German, French, Portuguese, Spanish
Selected Work Experience
04/2013–07/2014 Assistant for Corporate Communications and Investor Relations, Deutsche Wohnen AG
(Berlin, Germany)
12/2011–02/2012 Temporary Employment, World Bank,
Washington, DC
12/2013–08/2014 Voluntary Position, Vice President of
the Hertie Student Association, Hertie School of Governance (Berlin, Germany)
Master Thesis Title
Master Thesis Title
Equity and health – how governance affects equity outcomes in low income countries
Partner organizations: Panamerican Health Organization
| Social Health Protection Network | Deutsche Gesellschaft
für Internationale Zusammenarbeit | Scenarium Group
GmbH
Digital Government: Leveraging Innovation to Improve
Public Sector Performance and Outcomes for Citizens—
Learnings from Germany’s Digital Employment Strategy
(WT)
Partner Organization: Accenture Research
Master of Public Policy Profiles—Class of 2015 39
Ayjeren
Rozyjumayeva
David Schlutz
Germany
Turkmenistan
Academic Areas of Interest
Academic Areas of Interest
• Economic History and International Economics
• Environment, Energy and Climate
• Research Methods
• Development Policies and Development Economics
• Anti-Corruption
• Behavioural Economics
Education
Education
• American University in Bulgaria (Blagoevgrad,
­Bulgaria)
• Dual Degree, London School of Economics and
­Political Science (London, UK)
• Bachelor of Arts in European Studies, University of
Magdeburg (Magdeburg, Germany)
• Exchange, International Relations, St. Petersburg State
University (Saint Petersburg, Russia)
Languages
Turkmen, Russian, English, French, Farsi, Turkish
Selected Work Experience
09/2010–04/2013 Research assistant, American University in Bulgaria (Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria)
09/2013–05/2014 Chair, International Policy and Leadership Institute, European Public Policy Conference (Berlin,
Germany / Rome, Italy)
Master Thesis Title
International Investment Law and its implications on domestic policymaking (WT)
Languages
German, English, French, Russian
Selected Internships
07/2012–01/2013 Intern, Regional Office Central Asia,
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan)
02–07/2012 Intern, Anticorruption and Integrity Programme, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale
Zusammenarbeit (Eschborn, Germany)
02–04/2011 Intern, Division for Nuclear Disarmament,
German Federal Foreign Office (Berlin, Germany)
Selected Work Experience
10/2013–present Research Assistant, Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics (London, UK)
01–08/2013 Consultant, Sustainable Economic Development Programme, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan)
Master Thesis Title
The impact of financial disclosure systems on national
corruption levels – a quantitative analysis
Partner organization: World Bank
40 Hertie School of Governance
Cornelius
Schneider
Kelsey Shantz
USA/Canada
Germany
Academic Areas of Interest
Academic Areas of Interest
• Behavioral Economics and Statistics
• European Integration
• Environment, Energy and Climate
• Development Economics
• Finance and Economic Policy
• International Governance
Education
Education
• Bachelor of Science in Economics, Humboldt
­University (Berlin, Germany)
• Exchange, University of the Western Cape ­(Cape
Town, South Africa)
• ATLANTIS Dual Degree in International Security and
Development Policy, (USA, Germany & the Netherlands.
• Master of Arts in International Relations, Maxwell
School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse
­University (Syracuse, USA)
• Bachelor of Arts in International Studies, University of
Evansville (Evansville, USA)
Languages
German, English, French
Selected Internships
05/2013–08/2013 Intern, Europe 2020, Aspects of EU
Economic and Financial Policy, Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (Berlin, Germany)
11/2011–01/2012 Intern, Marketing and Sales, VICE (Berlin, Germany)
03/2011 Intern, Macro-Research, M.M. Warburg & CO
(Hamburg, Germany)
Languages
English, Russian
Selected Internships
06–12/2014 Research Assistant, Global Climate Forum
(Berlin, Germany)
07–09/2014 Research Assistant, Center for European
Policy Analysis (Washington DC, USA)
01–06/2013 Coordinator and Intern, Kiva Program,
­Accion San Diego (San Diego, USA)
01–04/2012 Intern, Economics Office, US Mission to the
Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
(Vienna, Austria)
Master Thesis Title
Selected Work Experience
The inheritance tax in Germany: Pre- and post-notched
taxation (WT)
01–07/2014 Research Analyst, Boulder Institute of
­Microfinance (Syracuse, USA)
08/2013–05/2014 Student Research Assistant, office of
Robert Christen, Social Policy and Development Finance,
Maxwell School (Syracuse, USA)
Selected Work Experience
Master Thesis Title
The conditionality of aid: Analyzing the implementation
of conditionality measures to aid flows from the European Union
Master of Public Policy Profiles—Class of 2015 41
Marek
Slobodník
Benjamin Snow
USA
Slovakia
Academic Areas of Interest
Academic Areas of Interest
• Public Affairs and Lobbying
• Central European Foreign Policy
• International Law
• Social Entrepreneurship
• Civic Tech
• Development Finance
Education
Education
• Bachelor of Arts in Politics and International Relations,
Royal Holloway, University of London (London, UK)
Selected Internships
• Bachelor of Arts in International Political Economy,
The Colorado College (Colorado Springs, USA)
• Academic Exchange focusing on the biology and
­public health of Tuberculosis, Malaria, and HIV/AIDS in
Sub-Saharan Africa, University of Botswana
• International Baccalaureate, Mahindra United World
College of India (Paud, India)
06–08/2013 Research Intern, Accenture (Berlin, Germany)
Languages
Languages
Slovak, English, German, French
English
Selected Work Experience
09/2013–04/2014 External Researcher, Central European
Policy Institute (Bratislava, Slovakia)
09/2011–04/2013 Partnerships and External Relations,
Slovak Atlantic Commission (Bratislava, Slovakia)
Master Thesis Title
The public affairs strategies of disruptive start-ups (WT)
Selected Internships
01–05/2012 Intern, Office of United States Senator
­Michael Bennet (Colorado Springs, Colorado)
02–05/2011 Intern, The Sunday Standard (Gaborone,
Botswana)
06–08/2010 Intern, The Yme Foundation (Vegarshei,
Norway)
Selected Work Experience
08/2013-present Co-Founder, Civocracy.org (Berlin,
­Germany)
05/2014–present Research Associate, SEEK Development
(Berlin, Germany)
11/2013–05/2014 Start-ups and Internal Projects,
­ImmobilienScout21 (Berlin, Germany)
Master Thesis Title
Predicting Incentivizing student success: Using behavioral finance to model and enable market alternatives to
student loan debt in the United States (WT)
42 Hertie School of Governance
Nathalie Spath
Lea Strasburger
Germany
Germany/
Dominican Republic
Academic Areas of Interest
Academic Areas of Interest
• European Economic Policy
• Labor and Social Policy
• International Trade
• Conflict Resolution Strategies and Track-Two
­Diplomacy
• Social Entrepreneurship
• International Governance
Education
• Exchange, Georgetown University, McCourt School of
Public Policy, (Washington DC, USA)
• Bachelor of Arts in International Relations, Technische
Universität Dresden (Dresden, Germany)
• Exchange, Université Nice Sophia Antipolis (Nice,
France)
Education
• Bachelor of Arts in Government, Diplomacy and
­Strategy, specialisations in Conflict Resolution and
the Middle East, Interdisciplinary Center (Herzliya,
Israel)
Languages
Languages
German, English, Hebrew
German, English, French, Arabic
Selected Internships
Selected Internships
06–08/2014 Intern, Jacques Delors Institut – Berlin
­(Berlin, Germany)
09–12/2012 Intern, Federal Foreign Office, European
Directorate-General (Berlin, Germany)
01–03/2012: Intern, German Academic Exchange Service
(Cairo, Egypt)
05–08/2014 Intern, Project Planning and Fundraising,
International Civil Society Center (Berlin, Germany)
05–06/2013 Intern, 102nd International Labor Office
Conference (Geneva, Switzerland)
06–08/2009 Digital Intern, The Jerusalem Post News­
paper (Jerusalem, Israel)
Selected Work Experience
Selected Work Experience
01–05/2014 Research Assistant to Prof. Henrik Enderlein,
Hertie School of Governance (Berlin, Germany)
09–12/2013 Research Assistant, Governance Report,
Hertie School of Governance (Berlin, Germany)
03–06/2013 Bluebook Trainee, Bureau of European Policy
Advisors, European Commission (Brussels, Belgium)
02/2014–present Executive Assistant, Women in
­International Security Deutschland (Berlin, Germany)
10/2012–08/2013 Social Media and Public Communication, UNICEF Fund for Israel (Tel Aviv, Israel)
10/2011–06/2012 Research Assistant, GLORIA Center,
Global Research Center (Herzliya, Israel)
Master Thesis Title
Master Thesis Title
Which automatic stabilizer for the Eurozone? A review of
proposals for cyclical stabilization
De-politicisation of the right to water in land disputes:
A case study in Israel
Master of Public Policy Profiles—Class of 2015 43
Hadley Taylor
Florian Tille
Canada
Germany
Academic Areas of Interest
Academic Areas of Interest
• Rural Development
• Energy Access
• Financial Inclusion
• Health Policy
• Economic Policy
• Quantitative Data Analysis
Education
Education
• Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Global Development
Studies, Queen’s University (Kingston, Canada)
English, French, German
• Exchange, McCourt School of Public Policy, Georgetown University (Washington DC, USA)
• Exchange, Universidad CEU San Pablo (Madrid, Spain)
• Bachelor of Arts, Social Sciences, Ludwig-MaximiliansUniversität (Munich, Germany)
Selected Internships
Languages
05/2013 Intern, MicroEnergy International (Berlin,
­Germany)
08–10/2011 Intern, Campaign Office, New Democratic
Party of Ontario (Toronto, Canada)
05–09/2008 Intern, Communications Department, Independent Electricity System Operator (Toronto, Canada)
German, English, Spanish, Portuguese
Languages
Selected Work Experience
09/2013–present Project Manager, MicroEnergy International (Berlin, Germany)
11/2011–08/2012 Legal Assistant, AMR Law (Toronto,
Canada)
01/2009–12/2010 Communications Officer, Ontario
­Energy Board (Toronto, Canada)
Master Thesis Title
Beyond electrification: Comparing the social impacts
of on-grid and off-grid electricity access for rural
­households in Bangladesh
Selected Internships
08–10/2010 Department of Urban Development, Federal
Press Office (BPA) (Berlin, Germany)
02–04/2009 Department of Integration, German Football Association (DFB) (Frankfurt/Main, Germany)
08/2006–07/2007 Regional Field Assistant, AFS-USA,
(Portland, OR, USA)
Selected Work Experience
09/2013–08/2014 Counselor, Division of Bilateral
­Cooperation in Health Policy Planning, German Federal
Ministry of Health (Berlin, Germany)
10/2012–08/2013 Research Assistant, Center for Health
and Human Sciences, Charité Medical School (Berlin,
Germany)
03–09/2011 Research Assistant, Faculty of Social ­Sciences,
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (Munich, Germany)
Master Thesis Title
How do countries respond to the effect of health literacy
on health care costs and outcomes? A comparative policy
analysis of USA, Switzerland and Germany
Partner organization: Charité Medical School
44 Hertie School of Governance
Krista Tuthill
Lisa Ullrich
USA
Germany
Academic Areas of Interest
Academic Areas of Interest
• Energy Security
• Environmental Economics
• Climate Change Policy
• Middle East Politics
• International Security Policy and Conflict Resolution
• Migration and Human Rights
Education
Education
• ATLANTIS Dual Degree, Maxwell School of Citizenship
and Public Affairs, Syracuse University (Syracuse, USA)
• Dual Degree, Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Spanish Language, Literature, and Culture,
Syracuse University (Syracuse, USA)
• Exchange, McCourt School of Public Policy, Georgetown University, (Washington DC, USA)
• Bachelor of Arts in International Relations, School of
International Studies, Technische Universität Dresden
(Dresden, Germany)
• Exchange, Institute of Peace and Development Law,
University of Nice Sophia Antipolis (Nice, France)
Languages
English, Spanish, German
Languages
Selected Internships
05–08/2014 Europe and North Atlantic Treaty Organization Intern, Office of the Secretary of Defense, US Department of Defense (Washington DC, USA)
09/2011–06/2012 Clarence Petty Intern, Adirondack
Council (Elizabethtown, USA)
10–12/2009, Political Section Intern, US Permanent
­Mission to the Organization of American States, Bureau
of Western Hemisphere Affairs, US Department of State
(Washington DC, USA)
English, German, French, Arabic, Latin
Selected Internships
01–03/2012 Intern, Middle East Section, German Federal
Foreign Office (Berlin, Germany)
03–04/2011 Intern, Regional Program Gulf States,
­Konrad-Adenauer Foundation (Abu Dhabi, UAE)
06–08/2008 Intern, Communications Section, UNICEF
Headquarters (New York, USA)
Selected Work Experience
Selected Work Experience
Master Thesis Title
01/2015–present Student Assistant, German Bundestag
(Berlin, Germany)
04–07/2013 Carlo-Schmid Fellow, Communications
Section, UNICEF Regional Office for the Middle East and
North Africa (Amman, Jordan)
09–12/2012 ASA Fellow, Communications and ­Advocacy
Section, Save the Children International (Ramallah, ­Palestine)
Exploring energy security: The relationship between
natural resources and military expenditure (WT)
Master Thesis Title
08/2012–01/2013 Adjunct Professor of Spanish, North
Country Community College (Saranac Lake, USA)
10/2010–05/2011, English Teaching Assistant, CEIP Bragade, Ministry of Education of Spain (La Coruña, Spain)
Conditionality as practiced in EU support to Egypt: An
analysis of the principle’s implementation in European
Neighborhood Policy before and after the fall of the
Mubarak regime
Partner organization: German Bundestag
Master of Public Policy Profiles—Class of 2015 45
Gustavo Vargas
Victoria
Moritz
Voelkerling
Colombia
Germany
Academic Areas of Interest
Academic Areas of Interest
• Entrepreneurship and Early Stage Financing
• Development Economics
• Protest and Revolution Dynamics
• Finance and Economic Policy
• Behavioural Economics
• European Integration
Education
Education
• Dual Degree, The London School of Economics and
Political Science (London, UK)
• Bachelor of Science in Economics, Icesi University
(Cali, Colombia)
• Bachelor of Science in Economics, University of Bonn
(Bonn, Germany)
• Exchange, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs,
University of Texas at Austin (Austin, USA)
Languages
Languages
Spanish, English, French
German, English, French
Selected Internships
Selected Internships
07–08/2014 Intern, Financial Management and Procurement Division, Inter-American Development Bank (Washington DC, USA)
07–08/2014 Intern, Division C 1, World Economy and
Currency Issues, G7/G8 and G20, German Federal Ministry of Finance (Berlin, Germany)
05–07/2014 Intern, Divisions for Finance, Economics and
Energy, State Representation of North Rhine-Westphalia
(Berlin, Germany)
Selected Work Experience
08/2011–09/2013 Business Development Associate,
Business and Institutional Development, Cali Chamber of
Commerce (Cali, Colombia)
11/2010–05/2011 Channel Information Associate,
­Tecnoquimicas Group (Cali, Colombia)
Master Thesis Title
The impact of financial disclosure systems on national
corruption levels: A quantitative analysis
Partner organization: The World Bank
Selected Work Experience
08/2013–05/2014 Student Research Assistant, SocioEconomic Panel Studies, German Institute for Economic
Research (Berlin, Germany)
10/2011–06/2013 Student Research Assistant, Publications and Corporate Communications, Institute for the
Study of Labour (Bonn, Germany)
08/2008–09/2011 Trainee and Financial Advisor, Retail
and Business Banking, Commerzbank AG (Cologne,
­Germany)
Master Thesis Title
Tackling international tax evasion: EU savings directive
and OECD Standard on automatic information exchange
(WT)
46 Hertie School of Governance
Henry von
Klencke
Cecilia von
Westerholt
Germany
Germany
Academic Areas of Interest
Academic Areas of Interest
• Public Affairs
• Stakeholder Communication
• Social Policy
• Public Management in Developing Countries
• International Governance
Education
Education
• Exchange, McCourt School of Public Policy, Georgetown University, (Washington DC, USA)
• Bachelor of Arts in Politics and Public Administration,
University of Konstanz (Constance, Germany)
• Bachelor of Science in Business Administration,
­University of Göttingen, (Göttingen, Germany)
• Bachelor of Science in Geography and Political
­Science, Ludwig-Maximilian-University (Munich,
­Germany)
Languages
German, English, French, Kiswahili
Selected Internships
Languages
German, English, Spanish, French
Selected Internships
03–04/2011 Intern, German Landowners’ Association
(Berlin, Germany)
05–07/2010 Intern, European Parliament, Office of
­Burkard Balz, MEP (Brussels, Belgium)
02–05/2010 Intern, Employer’s Association of Lower
­Saxony (Hannover, Germany)
06–08/2012 Intern, Country Office, Konrad-­AdenauerFoundation (Dar es Salaam, Tanzania)
01–06/2012 Intern, Ashoka Youth Venture (Berlin,
­Germany)
02/2009–04/2009 Intern, Grameen Bank (Dhaka,
­Bangladesh)
Selected Work Experience
09/2013–08/2014 Assistant to Country Director, Country
Office, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (Dar es Salaam, Tanzania)
Selected Work Experience
05/2012–06/2013 Voluntary Work, Chairman of Student
Organization ROCK YOUR LIFE! e.V. (Constance, Germany)
Master Thesis Title
Public affairs strategies in an internationalised business
environment (WT)
Partner organization: Interel Group, Berlin Office
Master Thesis Title
The Introduction of performance appraisal tools in the
public sector of developing countries: An analysis of the
Open Performance Review and Appraisal System (OPRAS)
in the water sector in Tanzania.
Partner organization: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit Tanzania, Water Programme
Master of Public Policy Profiles—Class of 2015 47
Melissa
Waßmuth
Almut Wegenast
Germany
Germany
Academic Areas of Interest
Academic Areas of Interest
• Infrastructure Development
• Public Management and Public-Private Partnerships
• Public Affairs and Political Communication
• Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable
­Business Activities
• Public-Private Partnerships and Involvement of
­Foundations
Education
• Exchange, McCourt School of Public Policy, Georgetown University (Washington DC, USA)
• Exchange, Universidad de Sevilla (Seville, Spain)
• Bachelor of Arts in International Law and Political
Science, University College Maastricht (Maastricht,
Netherlands)
Languages
Education
• Dual Degree, Bachelor of Arts (Honors) in ­Business
Economics and Service-Sector Marketing, BadenWuerttemberg Cooperative State University,
(Mannheim, Germany) and Open University of
­London (London, UK)
• Exchange, William T. Dwyer High School (West Palm
Beach, USA)
German, English, Spanish, French
Languages
Selected Internships
06–07/2014 Intern, Corporate Communication, Henkel
AG & Co. KGaA, (Düsseldorf, Germany)
10/2013–04/2014 Intern, Corporate Public Policy and
Regulation Management, Deutsche Post DHL (Berlin,
Germany)
05–07/2013 Intern, International Climate Financing,
­Federal Ministry for the Environment (Berlin, Germany)
Selected Work Experience
11/2012–07/2013 Student Assistant, Energy Sector,
Hill+Knowlton Strategies (Berlin, Germany)
11/2012–06/2014 Jury Member, Global Debate and
­Public Policy Challenge, Global Public Policy Institute
­(Berlin, Germany / Budapest, Hungary)
Master Thesis Title
Overinvestment in regional aviation infrastructure in
Germany
German, English, Spanish, French
Selected Internships
07–08/2014 Research and Analysis Intern, Gemein­
nützige Hertie-Stiftung (Berlin, Germany)
01–04/2013 Intern, Communications and Social Media
Marketing, Collective Leadership Institute e.V., (Potsdam,
Germany)
01/2012–09/2012 Intern, Communications & Customer
Relationship Management, Hostal El Punto (La Serena,
Chile)
Selected Work Experience
04–06/2013 Freelance Consultant, ACW Development
Consulting (Berlin, Germany)
10–12/2009 Country Office, Deutsche Gesellschaft für
Internationale Zusammenarbeit (Pretoria, South Africa)
04–06/2009 Country Office, Deutsche Gesellschaft
für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (New Delhi, India)
Master Thesis Title
Corporate philanthropy: Business motivation to found
corporate foundations (WT)
48 Hertie School of Governance
Judith Weiß
Claudio Zeitz
Germany
Germany
Academic Areas of Interest
Academic Areas of Interest
• Foreign Policy
• Macroeconomics and International Finance
• International Political Economy
• International Political Economy
• European Economic Governance
• Economic Policy
Education
Education
• Exchange, Chinese Politics and Diplomacy, School
of International Relations and Public Affairs, Fudan
­University (Shanghai, China)
• Exchange, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences,
­National University of Singapore (Singapore)
• Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Politics, Philosophy and
Economics, University of York (Heslington, UK)
• Bachelor of Science in Economics, Philipps-Universität
Marburg (Marburg, Germany)
• Exchange, Pennsylvania State University (State
­College, USA)
Languages
Selected Internships
German, English, French, Mandarin
07–08/2014 Intern, International Employment and Social
Policy, Twinning, Division VIb1, German Federal Ministry
of Labour and Social Affairs (Berlin, Germany)
03–05/2013 Intern, Jutta Haug, MEP, European
­Parliament (Brussels, Belgium)
11/2012–02/2013 Intern, Macroeconomic Policy
­Institute (Düsseldorf, Germany)
Selected Internships
07–08/2014 Intern, Economics Department, German Embassy (Washington DC, USA)
07–08/2013 Intern, Political Programs and Analysis,
Headquarters of the Christian Democratic Party (Berlin,
Germany)
06–10/2012 Intern, Marketing Consulting, Markendienst
(Hamburg, Germany)
Selected Work Experience
10/2013–present Project Assistant, European and International Cooperation, Konrad Adenauer Foundation
(Berlin, Germany)
Master Thesis Title
The causes of the Chinese current account surplus (WT)
Languages
German, English, French, Russian
Selected Work Experience
09/2014–present Student Assistant, Joachim Poß, MdB,
German Federal Parliament (Berlin, Germany)
02–10/2012 Working Student, Central Services, Finance,
KPMG AG (Frankfurt, Germany)
Master Thesis Title
Tackling international tax evasion: EU savings directive
and OECD Standard on automatic information exchange
(WT)
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International: Students from over 40 Countries
Country and region of origin (percentage)
0,6
Australia
Western Europe Latin America
Great Britain
Ireland
Canada
13,3
8,0
8,0
8,0
3,5
Africa
Asia
Norway
Belgium
North America
13,3
Eastern Europe
Germany
Sweden
Finland
Netherlands
Russia
Latvia
Lithuania
Belarus
Luxembourg
USA
Poland
Ukraine
Czech Republic
Moldova
Mongolia
Romania
Georgia
Hungary
Armenia
Kyrgyzstan
Kosovo
Turkey
Uzbekistan
China
Bulgaria Lebanon
Serbia
Iran
Macedonia
Nepal
Germany
France
Spain
Andorra
Switzerland
Italy
Slovenia
Mexico
Morocco
Israel
Venezuela
Sierra Leone
Colombia
Nigeria
India
Ethiopia
Kenya
Ghana
Cameroon
Congo
Peru
Brazil
Thailand
Vietnam
Pakistan
Philippines
Singapore
Australia
Malawi
Zambia
50,6 %
Bolivia
Chile
female
The Selection Process—
More than Excellent Grades
In order to apply for the programme, applicants must
have completed their first academic degree (bachelor's
degree) and have an excellent command of English.
HERTIE SCHOOL
40 %
40 %
20 %
Academic Performance
Transcripts, certificates,
and academic references
Personal Suitability
Work experience or internships,
international experience, as well
as social, political and / or entrepreneurial engagement
Motivation
Motivation letter, by
which argumentation
and formulation skills
will also be assessed
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Diversity:
A Key to
Success
Interdisciplinary: Students from all Subject Fields
Fields of study that MPP students hold a bachelor’s degree in (percentage)*
21,1 Political Science
18,1 International
Relations
15,2 Area Studies,
Cultural Studies
11,4 Economics
9,4 Humanities
7,3 Social Sciences,
Sociology
5,3 Business
Administration
5,0 Law
4,4 Sciences,
Engineering
2,0 Media and
Journalism
0,8 Other
The Students
Intersectoral: Careers in all Fields
Many students bring professional
experience with them and start
the programme at an average
age of 25.
Some examples:
A.T. Kearney,
Strategy Business Analyst
BMW AG, UK Governmental
Affairs Executive
Google Inc.,
Policy Analyst
German Federal Foreign Office,
Advisor European Financial
Framework
Career paths of graduates
and alumni by sector (percentage) **
37 %
Business
Public Administration
International Organisation
NGO/Foundation
Research/Think Tank
Doctoral programme
State Ministry of BadenWürttemberg, Senior Position
21 %
Lebanese Ministry of Labour,
Policy Advisor
49,4 %
male
EU Commission, International
Relations Officer, DG Enlargement
The World Bank,
Consultant
Transparency International,
Programme Coordinator
CIS and Mongolia
Teach First Germany,
Founder and CEO
Worldwatch Institute, Research
Coordinator, Energy and Climate
Bertelsmann Foundation,
Young Professional
* based on the Classes of 2007–2012 (N=340)
** based on the Classes of 2007–2011 (N=254)
11 %
6%
12 %
13 %
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