Svenja Post was a DAAD/AICGS Research Fellow from September until November 2012. Her research at AICGS focused on the so called ‘Comprehensive Approach’ in international conflict management and examines steps taken by the EU and U.S. to improve their conflict management coherence (Project working title: The Comprehensive Approach in Euro-Atlantic Security – How to Tackle Today’s Complex Crisis Together). Comparing U.S. and European comprehensive conflict management conceptions and the coordination of conflict management capabilities, the project also analyses to what degree diverging concepts and Comprehensive Approach efforts find expression in transatlantic conflict management cooperation.
Svenja is a doctoral candidate at the Helmut Schmidt University of the Federal Armed Forces in Hamburg. In her PhD project, she looks at the challenges comprehensive crisis management poses for the European Union and its member states. Previously, she worked at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute’s Euro-Atlantic Security Program and was a guest researcher at the German Council on Foreign Relations. Svenja also was a participant in the Federal Foreign Office’s International Futures Program and the Manfred Wörner Seminar organized by the German Ministry of Defense and the GMF. Furthermore, Svenja is an active member of Women In International Security Germany (WIIS.de), a global network actively supporting women working in the international peace and security field. She manages the organization’s website on a voluntary basis. Svenja holds a graduate degree in political science, law, and peace and conflict studies from the Philipp University in Marburg.
Made possible by the support of German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) with funds from the German Foreign Office (Auswärtiges Amt - AA)