AICGS Non-Resident Fellows are drawn from a group of former fellows, authors, DAAD Prize recipients, and colleagues. These experts bring to AICGS an even greater level of insight and analysis into various Business & Economics, Foreign & Domestic Policy, and Society, Culture & Politics aspects of the German-American relationship and into this relationship's position in the world as a whole.

Tobias Bunde is a researcher with the Centre for International Security Policy (CISP) at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin. Since 2009, he has served as a policy advisor to Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger, the chairman of the Munich Security Conference (MSC), since 2014 as Head of Policy & Analysis. During his DAAD/AICGS Fellowship in …Read More

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 address these assumed …Read More

Ruth Wittlinger is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Government and International Affairs at Durham University, UK. She has published widely on post-unification German foreign policy, collective memory of Germany’s Nazi past and European integration. Her most recent publications include a monograph on German National Identity in the Twenty-First Century: A Different Republic After …Read More

Tim Büthe is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Duke University and Senior Fellow of the Duke Rethinking Regulation Center at the Kenan Institute for Ethics. Mr. Büthe received the 2012 DAAD Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in German and European Studies.  This award was presented to Professor Büthe by Former National …Read More

Dr. Dominik Tolksdorf has closely followed European Union policies and the EU’s relations with the Balkan states, Russia, the post-Soviet states, and Turkey, and has published widely on these topics for the past ten years. He is currently a consultant in research projects in the U.S. and in Europe. Between 2006 and 2010, Dominik was …Read More

Dr. Tobias Hecht was a DAAD/AICGS Fellow from August to October 2012 when he conducted research for his dissertation on “The U.S. Position on NATO Enlargement. Strategy, Pragmatism, and World Order after the East-West Antagonism” (published January 2015). Tobias Hecht studied North American Studies, Political Science, and International Law at the Universities of Bonn and …Read More

Seunghoon Emilia Heo joined AICGS as a Reconciliation Fellow in August and September 2012. She is a JSPS Research Fellow at the University of Tokyo with joint affiliation at the United Nations University’s Institute for Sustainability and Peace. Heo’s main interests include interstate reconciliation, regional cooperation, intercultural dialogue, religious diversity and identity politics. She recently published …Read More

Jonathan Zatlin

Jonathan R. Zatlin is Associate Professor of History at Boston University. He has written widely on the history of German communism, from Marxist economic theory, Soviet-style economic planning, socialist consumer policy, the East German automobile industry, and women’s lingerie to popular opinion under communism, the East German secret police, racism in Soviet-style regimes, the politics …Read More

Alexander Privitera is a Non-Resident Fellow at AICGS. He focuses primarily on Germany’s European policies and their impact on relations between the United States and Europe. Previously, Mr. Privitera was the Washington-based correspondent for the leading German news channel, N24. As a journalist, over the past two decades he has been posted to Berlin, Bonn, Brussels, …Read More

Dr. Rana Deep Islam works as a project manager at Stiftung Mercator, one of the largest private foundations in Germany. He primarily covers its European activities. Dr. Islam holds an MA from the College of Europe in Bruges and a PhD from the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg. Before joining Stiftung Mercator, he worked at the School …Read More

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