Name Short CV Email
Maximilian Brien Maximilian Brien studied economics in his bachelor’s degree at the University of Heidelberg. He joined HIIK in 2018 as a researcher for conflicts in Mexico in the regional Working Group ‘Conflicts in the Americas’, of which he became a head in 2019. In 2020 he became a member of the board and is the head of the editing department and Co-Editor in Chief of the Conflict Barometer 2020. brien@hiik.de
Eduard Ebert Eduard Ebert became a member of the Institute in 2019 and started as a researcher for conflicts in Belarus and Russia. Since May 2020 he has been a member of the board of directors and is chairman of the IT department. ebert@hiik.de
Jannik Mertens Jannik Mertens studies Political Science at the University of Marburg. He is a part of the HIIK since 2018 and worked on conflicts in Yemen and Iraq. In 2020 he became a head and was responsible for conflicts in the working group “Conflicts in West Asia, North Africa and Afghanistan”. Since April 2021 he is a member of the board and is the head of the Data Management Department and Co-Editor in Chief of the Conflict Barometer 2021. mertens@hiik.de
Leon Lewin Leon Lewin studies Political Science and Anthropology in Heidelberg since 2017. After spending a gap year in South Africa, he is deeply interested in the research of political processes in Africa. Leon joined the HIIK in 2018 where he observes ongoing conflicts in Togo, Sierra Leone and Burkina Faso. In 2020 he became board member and head of the finance and law department. lewin@hiik.de
Ilsa Hameed Ilsa Hameed completed her B.A. in Political Science and English Studies at the Heidelberg University. She became a member of the HIIK in 2019 as a researcher for conflicts in India and Pakistan. Since 2020 she is one of the regional heads for the working group Asia & Oceania. In 2021 she became a board member and the head of the Communications department. hameed@hiik.de
Katharina Valjak Katharina Valjak completed her B.A. in Political Science and her dual master’s degree in Peace and Global Governance as well as International Relations. She has been with the HIIK since 2013 as a researcher for conflicts in Myanmar. Between 2017 and 2020, she was in charge of conflicts in Southeast Asia (Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Malaysia) as one of the Asia & Oceania regional heads. In May 2020, she became head of the methodology department. valjak@hiik.de

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Thomas Cranshaw, Hanna Grininger, Tatiana Valyaeva, Hans Stanka, David Kerler Heads of the Working Group “Conflicts in Europe” europa@hiik.de
Clara Gehrling, Kathrin Baumann, Enrico Behne, Marilena Geugjes, Mika Müller-Popkes, Lisa Waldheim Heads of the Working Group “Conflicts in Sub-Saharan Africa” afrika@hiik.de
Raphael Bodewig, Ainhoa Palomo Vegas, Roemer Goes, Franziska Gottwald Heads of the Working Group “Conflicts in the Americas” amerika@hiik.de
Ilsa Hameed, Maximilian Henning, Hagen Berning, Julian Klose, Fan Yin, Stephanie Verlaan, Luke Hally Heads of the Working Group “Conflicts in Asia and Oceania” asien@hiik.de
Mostafa Bostani, Hannah Lilje, Timo Eichhammer, Linda Krzikalla, Martin Webeler, Johanna Landes Heads of the Working Group “Conflicts in West Asia, North Africa and Afghanistan” wana@hiik.de
Philipp Engstler, Ronja Gottschling, Katja Größchen, Jonas Enrique Gutschke, Michael Hebeisen, Franziska Linke, Mayely Müller, Markus Christoph Müller, Vincent Stüber, Emil Unrath, Tatiana Valyaeva, Lisa Waldheim, Martin Webeler, Timo Werth Editorial board of the “Conflict Barometer 2021” redaktionsleitung@hiik.de
Maximilian Brien, Jannik Mertens Editors-in-Chief brien@hiik.de, mertens@hiik.de
Katharina Valjak Methodological Adviser valjak@hiik.de
Lars Kumbier Technical Support lars@kumbier.it
Franziska Linke Confidant flinke@hiik.de
Names Departments Email
Mika Müller-Popkes, Fan Yin, Timo Eichhammer, Linda Krzikalla, Roemer Goes, Luke Hally, Clara Gehrling, Tatiana Valyaeva, Leander von Detten, Adinda Temminck, Daniel Leichte Communication  

Chairperson: Ilsa Hameed

kommunikation@hiik.de
Linda Krzikalla, Enrico Behne, Paul Dießelberg, Hagen Berning, Tatiana Valyaeva, Hannah Lilje Editorial

Chairperson: Maximilian Brien

redaktion@hiik.de
Christopher Becker, Tamara Gupper, Ruben Ilyas IT  

Chairperson: Eduard Ebert

technik@hiik.de
Julian Klose, Paul Dießelberg, Stephanie Verlaan, Tatiana Valyaeva, Mostafa Bostani Methodology

Chairperson: Katharina Valjak

methodik@hiik.de
Hans Stanka, Marit Braunschweig Finances & Law  

Chairperson: Leon Lewin

finanzen@hiik.de
Maximilian Henning, Kathrin Baumann Data management

Chairperson: Jannik Mertens

datenmanagement@hiik.de

Europe

Heads of Working Group: Thomas Cranshaw (tcr), Hanna Grininger (hgr), Tatiana Valyaeva (tav), Hans Stanka, David Kerler

Benjamin Balzer (bba), Julia Barandun (jub), Jan Hendrik Blaß (jhb), Simone Drews (sdr), Eduard Ebert (eeb), Paul Emtsev (pem), Nina Engelbracht (nie), Jason Franz (jfr), Jonas Krohn (jmk), Philip Lott (plo), Tijana Lujic (tlu), Markus Christoph Müller (mcm), Georgia Pantzai (gap), Clara Peckelhoff (clp), Sebastian Peter (spe), Christos Sotiriou (chs), Melina Topic (met), Caroline Trocka (ctr), Mina Trpkovic (mtr), Mario Zschinzsch (mzs)

Sub-Saharan Africa

Heads of Working Group: Clara Gehrling, Kathrin Baumann (kab), Enrico Behne (ebe), Marilena Geugjes (mag), Mika Müller-Popkes (mmp), Lisa Waldheim (liw), Paul Diesselberg (pad)

Cornelia Barth (cba), Louisa Beisel (lob), Roxanne van der Bliek (rvb), Svenja Brunkhorst (svb), Fiona Byrne (fb), Katharina Danisch (kda), Yannick Deepen (day), Claudia Denis (cde), Paul Diesselberg (pad), Anna Feiereisen (anf), Sabrina Gabel (sag), Clara Gehrling (cge), Marcel Geißler (mge), Magnus Gottl (mgo), Tamara Gupper (tgu), Noah Heinemann (noh), Vincent Hoppmann (vho), Levin Husen (lhu), Henrike Ilka (hil), Hellen Kachler (hek), Fynn Kaltenpoth (fyk), David Kerler (dke), Francesca Lenzi (frl), Leon Lewin (lel), Franziska Linke (fli), Tom Mamer (mat), Yvonne Merkel (yme), Mayely Müller (mmu), Jessica den Nelzen (jde), Luuk van Os (lvo), Kristina Pape (krp), Nikolaus Reeg (nre), Lukas Reimann (lre), Eileen Roth (ero), Tobias Schmitt (tms), Alisa Seufert (ase), Ethan Harrington Smith (eha), Miya Takada (mta), Thordis Weber (twe), Johanna Wecht (jwe), Jana Winter (jwi)

Americas

Heads of Working Group: Raphael Bodewig (rbo), Ainhoa Palomo Vegas, Roemer Goes, Franziska Gottwald (fgo)

Charlotte Aebischer (cae), Prerna Ajwani (paj), Greta Blass (gbl), Citlalli Brauchle (cib), Leander von Detten (lvd), Sara Engelberg Joumaa (sen), Roemer Goes (gro), Astrid Hardeel (aha), Maximilian Herrmann (mah), Brenda Holz (bho), Jona Huber (jhu), Paul Kern (pke), Theresa Kofler (tk), Michael Männel (mgm), Santiago Moncada (smo), Linda Müller (lim), Tania Muscio, (tmu), Ainhoa Palomo Vegas (apv), Rebecca Rapp (rra), Samed Sahin (ssa), Milena Schellenberger (msc), Laura Schmittinger (lsc), Hans Stanka (hst), Rafael David Uribe Neira (run), Miriam Vogt (mvo), Sarah Westedt (swe), Mario Wolf (mwo), Anastasiia Zhuravlova (azh)

Asia & Oceania

Heads of Working Group: Ilsa Hameed (iha), Maximilian Henning (hen), Hagen Berning, Julian Klose (jkl), Fan Yin, Stephanie Verlaan (stv), Luke Hally

Yasmine Amal (aya), Hagen Berning (hbe), Esther Brito (ebr), Konstantin Burudshiew (kbu), John Henry Bussey (jbu), Anton Dielschneider (adi), Sarah Engelsberger (sae), Philipp Engstler (pen), Lillie Hafner (lih), Luke Hally (lha), Jacob Heinck (jhk), Carla Heurtin (che), Mara Kiesle (mki), Kira Kreft (kmk), Emma Kunz (eku), Irene Lee (ile), Linda Liang (llg), Robin Lockyer-von Dorrien (rld), Annika Maretzki (ama), Maximilian Orth (mor), Jaeeun Paik (jpa), Susanne Pittelkow (spi), Laura Reis (lrs), Nicola Röhm (nrö), Ingrid Rooda (iro), Nina Kathrin Rösler (nro), Nita Schaub (nsc), Thomas Schmid (ths), Felix Scholl (fsc), Julia Schreiber (jsc), Hugo Sommer (hso), Katharina Valjak (kv), Sofie Vetter (sov), Joscha Wendland (jwl), Eleanor Wong (ewo), Fan Yin (fyn), Sidra Youssef (syo)

West Asia, North Africa and Afghanistan

Heads of Working Group: Mostafa Bostani (mob), Hannah Lilje, Timo Eichhammer, Linda Krzikalla, Martin Webeler (mwe), Johanna Landes

Siad Akkam (ska), Nico Arnold (nar), Veronika Babiciute (vba), Anna Becker (anb), Cara Bien (cbi), Eva Bitsch (ebi), Shila Block (sbl), Sonja Brede (sbr), Nicolas Butylin (nbu), Franziska Döring (frd), Lukas Eger (leg), Timo Eichhammer (twh), Volker Eing (voe), Helena Fabricius (hla), Michèle Fein (mif), Petra Freudenberger (pfr), Moritz Friedrich (mfr), Dastan Jasim (daj), Hamed Kazemzadeh (hkz), Natascha Koch (nko), Linda Krzikalla (krz), Johanna Landes (jol), Daniel Leichte (dal), Hannah Lilje (hal), Ali Maleki (alm), Leonard Metzler (lme), Sarah Pauly (sap), Marie-Lisa Schneider (mls), Daryna Sterina (dst), Benita Ukert (buk)

Prof. Dr. Frank R. Pfetsch Professor Emeritus for International Relations at the University of Heidelberg frank.pfetsch@ix.urz.uni-heidelberg.de

Review

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Dr. André Bank GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Hamburg
Dr. Arvid Bell Harvard University, Cambridge
Prof. Dr. Joachim Betz GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Hamburg
Kristian Brakel Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Istanbul
Dr. Fabian Burkhardt Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies
Catherine Clark International Criminal Court
Dr. Paulo Gustavo Pellegrino Correa Federal University of Amapá UUNIFAP
Dr. Mabruk Derbesh University of Bremen
Dr. Ali Fathollah-Nejad Université libre de Bruxelles
Dr. Lionel Fatton Webster University, Geneva
Jella Fink Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation
Dr. Riccarda Flemmer University of Hamburg
Kibreab Habtemichael MIG Mannheim
Dr. Aurora Madaula Giménez University of Barcelona
Dr. Jens Heibach GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Hamburg
Grazvydas Jasutis Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Right
Dr. Maria Josua GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Hamburg
Mag. Phil. Benedikt Kamski University of Freiburg; Arnold Bergstraesser Institute
Dr. Adeeb Khalid Carleton College, Northfield
Asma Khalifa GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Hamburg
Prof. Dr. Markus Kienscherf FU Berlin
Dr. Magdalena Kirchner Friedrich Ebert Foundation, Kabul, Afghanistan
Dr. Carlo Koos Chr. Michelsen Institute, Bergen
Dr. Gerrit Kurtz German Council on Foreign Relations
Dr. Philipp Lottholz University of Giessen
Lukasz Mackiewicz Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
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Dr. Dieter Reinisch National University of Ireland, Galway
Juan Diego Duque Salazar University of Uppsala
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Dr. David Shirk University of San Diego, San Diego
Dr. Clemens Spiess Robert Bosch Foundation, Stuttgart
Dr. Yan St-Pierre MOSECON (Consulting)
Dr. Julia Strasheim Bundeskanzler Helmut Schmidt Stiftung, Hamburg
Dr. Anna Sunik GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Hamburg
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Dr. Kressen Thyen University of Bremen
Dr. Christoph Trinn University of Heidelberg
Dr. Christian Wagner SWP German Institute for International and Security Affairs
Dr. Jonas Wolff HSFK Peace Research Institute Frankfurt
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