Mr. Tobias Hecht was a DAAD/AICGS Fellow from August to October 2012. His research focuses on the U.S. position on NATO enlargement. He looks at how the strategic rationale of the U.S. has changed and explores the implications of the enlargement policy for NATO as an institution. His research project encompasses the post-Cold War enlargement rounds as well as the more recent development of NATO partnerships across the globe. The project is directly linked to his Ph.D. thesis, which he pursues as an external student at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg.
Mr. Hecht studied North American Studies, Political Science and International Law at the University of Bonn from 2003-2009. During his graduate studies he spent a year at the University of Southern Mississippi and did an internship at the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Washington DC. Tobias Hecht has worked for the German Atlantic Association on transatlantic issues and for the University of Bonn on renewable energy policy. Since fall 2011 Tobias Hecht has been an advocacy officer at Transparency International Germany, an anti-corruption NGO, in Berlin. He is a member of the Youth Atlantic Treaty Association.
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What is the vision for NATO today? On July 4, 2012 NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen outlined his vision: A NATO that derives its strength and vitality from engaging with partners. An alliance situated at the center of a wide ranging security network, detecting risks and threats early on, and being… Read more >