I am an independent political scientist (Dr. rer. pol.) and Adjunct Faculty at Hertie School in Berlin. As an expert in the financing of international organizations and a science consultant for natural language processing in diplomacy and public administration, I advise non-profit and public interest organizations with an international mission.
In 2023, I conduct research as one of two OSCE Network Research Fellows and develop best practice ideas for the resourcing of OSCE’s work.
The “Havel Space“ where I work is a co-working space in Brandenburg(Havel), a medium-size town in eastern Germany only 50 minutes outside of Berlin. The Havel Space is a local co-working hub for tech, art, and science workers and for joint cultural activities — feel free to join us here for short- and long-term stays (a workshop room is also available).
As science consultant, I advise non-profits on the state of the art in social science research methods and research design. I am also an academic speaker providing insights into the latest academic research in political science, international relations, and global politics.
At Hertie School, I have taught various academic courses since 2020, for example Global Governance & Human Rights, the Introduction to the United Nations System or Lobbying & Transparency in the EU.
My ongoing academic research focuses on how natural language processing (NLP) can be applied to study global politics, notably by analyzing large corpora of UN documents (UNSC, UNRWA, UNHCR). Since 2014, I have also been researching the financing of many international organizations both inside the United Nations system (e.g. UN, UNESCO, WHO, UNHCR, ILO etc.) and outside of it (notably the European Union).
My academic research has been published with Oxford University Press, the Journal of European Public Policy (JEPP), Political Studies, Global Policy, Vereinte Nationen (Zeitschrift) and various other academic outlets.
Previously, I was research project manager for Transparency International’s “European Union Integrity System” report (2014), covered in The Economist.
From 2018-20, I was an expert in the German foreign ministry strategic review process for Germany’s external cultural relations and education policy. In 2020, I was invited as expert in the German Bundestag hearing on 75 Years of the United Nations.
See my Google Scholar profile and my Hertie School page for more details. Contact details are in the imprint.