Isabella Mekker

Research Intern

Isabella Mekker was a research intern at AGI for the spring of 2019. She writes articles for the AGI website, conducts research for current projects and resident fellows, manages databases, operates the front desk, and helps to organize and document events.

Ms. Mekker is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in International Affairs at George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs, with a focus on International Security and Global Gender Policy. Her current research interests focus on security and development policy, the European Union, and the role of China in the future of international affairs.

Prior to pursuing her Master’s degree, Isabella received a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Clark University. Isabella has spent time living in Beijing, China, where she was a student for four years and an intern at a healthcare nonprofit for several months. She has also lived and studied German in both Vienna and Munich.

Recent Content


China Backlash

Toward a Transatlantic Agenda? The rise of China has become a contentious issue for international relations in recent years. While both sides of the Atlantic see the rise of China …

International Energy Policy at a Crossroads?

The Transatlantic Partners and the Future of Energy Energy policy is an area of international relations that has the potential to increase cooperation or spark conflict. When President Donald Trump …

Transatlantic Responses to the “China Challenge,” and the Changing Dynamics of Global Development

The past decade has been distinguished by the looming question of the “China Challenge,” which has often been characterized as the biggest threat to the liberal world order and democracy …

Muslim Women in Germany and the United States

Common and Complex Challenges Bringing together an interdisciplinary group of practitioners and experts from Germany and the United States, this workshop held on February 20, 2019, focused on the economic …