Foreign & Domestic Policy Program

Explores the factors shaping important foreign and domestic policy debates in the United States, Germany, and Europe as they pertain to German-American relations. The Foreign & Domestic Policy Program includes analysis of International Security Issues concentrating on projects assessing risk in transatlantic relations, including risk identification, risk management, and risk communication. The program attempts to gain insight into appropriate reactions and responses to a variety of transatlantic challenges, including financial, security and defense, climate, immigration, and terrorism. Under the topic Energy and Climate Policy it examines European energy security and energy strategies for the future.

Hannes Adomeit

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Until 2013, Hannes Adomeit (DiplPol, Freie Universität Berlin and PhD, Columbia University) was Professor for Russian and European Studies at the Warsaw campus of the College of Europe. Until 2007, he served as Senior Research Associate and, at times, Head of the research section on Russia and Eurasia at the Stiftung Wissenschaft… Read more >

Kirsten Verclas

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Kirsten Verclas works as International Program Officer at the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) in Washington, DC.  NARUC is a non-profit organization dedicated to representing the State public service commissions who regulate the utilities that provide essential services such as energy, telecommunications, water, and transportation. NARUC’s members include all fifty… Read more >

Daniela Schiek

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Dr. Daniela Schiek was a DAAD/AICGS Fellow in February and March 2014. She studied sociology in Berlin and wrote her doctoral dissertation about the biographical perception of precarious/temporary work. She is currently researching the potential development of a “9/11 Generation” in Germany. Her further research interests are: qualitative methods of social research,… Read more >

Andreas Blätte

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Prof. Dr. Andreas Blätte completed a NRW Fellowship at AICGS conducting research on the “Policies and Politics of Immigrant Nations.” Dr. Blätte studied political science, economics, and European law at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich and the University of Wales, Aberystwyth from 1996 to 2001. He has served as a research associate at… Read more >

Kathrin Ulmer

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Kathrin Ulmer is a PhD candidate at the University of Stuttgart, Germany, and a research assistant in the EU Integration Research Division at the Berlin-based think tank Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP). During her DAAD/AICGS Fellowship in October and November 2013, Ms. Ulmer conducted interviews for her dissertation, which is supervised by… Read more >

Tobias Bunde

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Tobias Bunde is a PhD candidate at the Berlin Graduate School for Transnational Studies. Since 2009, he has also served as a policy advisor to Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger, the chairman of the Munich Security Conference. During his DAAD/AICGS Fellowship in October and November 2013, Tobias conducted interviews for his dissertation on the… Read more >

Cornelius Adebahr

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Dr. Cornelius Adebahr was a Visiting Fellow at AICGS from October to December 2013. During his fellowship, Dr. Adebahr analyzed the transatlantic partners‘ current approach toward Iran and the country’s disputed nuclear program. Following a two-year stay in Tehran, he assessed the latest openings made by Iran’s newly elected president, Ayatollah Rouhani…. Read more >

Antje Nötzold

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Between September and October 2013, Dr. Antje Nötzold was a DAAD Research Fellow at AICGS. During her fellowship, Dr. Nötzold analyzed external influences on states’ decision to acquire nuclear weapons. This includes preferential approaches of interference and incentives, based on assumed motives and nuclear decision-making in states. Because political instruments are designed to… Read more >

Raimund Bleischwitz

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Prof. Dr. Raimund Bleischwitz is Co-Director on ‘Material Flows and Resource Management’ at the Wuppertal Institute (WI) in Germany, and Visiting Professor at the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium. Economist by training, Raimund has twenty years plus experience in research on environmental and resource economics, raw material conflicts, sustainability, resource efficiency,… Read more >

Ray Hebestreit

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Dr. Ray Hebestreit was a NRW School of Governance/AICGS Fellow from October to December 2012. His research at AICGS focused on discursive civic participation procedures in the USA. During the last several years, especially in Germany, a trend has emerged toward more direct civic participation in the political process. In addition to… Read more >