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. koehler@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. orth@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. Currently, she works as an advisor for Eurasian affairs at the State Chancellery of North Rhine-Westphalia. 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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Name Position Email
Thomas Cranshaw, Hanna Grininger, Tatiana Valyaeva Heads of the Working Group “Conflicts in Europe” europa@hiik.de
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, Franziska Gottwald Heads of the Working Group “Conflicts in the Americas” amerika@hiik.de
Ilsa Hameed, Maximilian Henning, Julian Klose, Stephanie Verlaan Heads of the Working Group “Conflicts in Asia and Oceania” asien@hiik.de
Mostafa Bostani, Martin Webeler 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, koehler@hiik.de
Katharina Valjak Methodological Adviser valjak@hiik.de
Lars Kumbier Technical Support lars@kumbier.it
Franziska Linke Confidant flinke@hiik.de

Linda Krzikalla, Enrico Behne, Paul Dießelberg, Hagen Berning, Tatiana Valyaeva, Hannah Lilje

 
Names Departments Email
Mika Müller-Popkes, Fan Yin, Timo Eichhammer, Linda Krzikalla, Roemer Goes, Luke Hally, Clara Gehrling, Tatiana Valyaeva Communication  

Chairperson: Ilsa Hameed

kommunikation@hiik.de
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)

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

Dr. Nadine Ansorg University of Kent, Kent
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
Dr. Fabian Burkhardt SWP German Institute for International and Security Affairs, Berlin 
Dr. Paulo Gustavo Pellegrino Correa Group of Advanced Studies on Conflicts in Guyana and the Caribbean, Federal University of Amapá, Macapá
Juan Diego Duque Salazar Uppsala University, Uppsala
Dr. Angelica Duran-Martinez University of Massachusetts, Lowell
Dr. Lionel Fatton Webster University, Geneva
Kristin Fedeler Centre of African Studies, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh
Riccarda Flemmer GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Hamburg
Dr. Savaş Genç University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg
Kibreab Habtemichael Mannheim Private Institute for Geopolitics, Mannheim
Sami Hadaya London School of Economics, London
Dr. Jens Heibach GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Hamburg
Dr. Maria Josua GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Hamburg
Marc Julienne Foundation for Strategic Research, Paris
Benedikt Kamski Arnold Bergstraesser Institute, University of Freiburg, Freiburg
Dr. Adeeb Khalid Carleton College, Northfield
Dr. Magdalena Kirchner Friedrich Ebert Foundation, Kabul, Afghanistan
Dr. Carlo Koos Chr. Michelsen Institute, Bergen
Dr. Philipp Lottholz Centre for Conflict Studies, Philipps-University of Marburg, Marburg
Dr. Walter Lotze United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO)
Lukasz Mackiewicz GIZ German Corporation for Internatioal Coorperation, Berlin
Dr. Aurora Madaula Giménez University of Barcelona, Barcelona
Dr. Lotta Mayer University of Wuppertal, Wuppertal
Nuha Mohamed Central Bureau of Statistics, Khartoum, Sudan
Dr. Elizabeth Monier University of Cambridge, Cambridge
Mallory Mroz-Kleedorfer International Criminal Court
Dr. Amit Mukherjee National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore
Prof. Dr. Ganesan Narayanan Hiroshima Peace Institute, Hiroshima
Dr. Carlos Flores Pérez  CIESAS, México, D.F.
Dr. Josie-Marie Perkuhn Christan-Albrecht-University of Kiel
Dr. Indira Rampersad University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago
Dr. Dieter Reinisch Institute for Advanced Study, Central European University, Budapest
Dr. Dr. Roland Seib Independent Scholar, Darmstadt
Dr. David Shirk University of San Diego, San Diego
Dr. Clemens Spiess Robert Bosch Foundation, Stuttgart
Prof. Dr. Christoph Stefes University of Colorado, Denver
Dr. Yan St-Pierre Modern Security Consulting Group, Berlin
Dr. Julia Strasheim Bundeskanzler Helmut Schmidt Stiftung, Hamburg
Dr. Anna Sunik GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Hamburg
Dr. Pinar Tank PRIO Peace Research Institute Oslo, Oslo
Dr. Peter Thiery Heidelberg University, Heidelberg
Dr. Kressen Thyen University of Bremen, Bremen
Dr. Christoph Trinn University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg
Dr. Sead Turčalo University of Sarajevo, Sarajevo
Dr. Caroline Varin Regent’s University London, London
Dr. Judith Verweijen University of Sheffield, Sheffield
Christoph Vogel University Zurich, Zurich
Dr. Christian Wagner SWP German Institute for International and Security Affairs, Berlin 
Dr. Jonas Wolff HSFK Peace Research Institute Frankfurt, Frankfurt
Alexey Yusupov Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Berlin

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