• Position :
  • Adjunct Professor, International Affairs and Diplomatic Practice

  • Nationality :
  • German
  • Languages :
  • Englisch, French, German
  • Education :
  • Certificate – Diplomatic Academy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Germany (2008)


    Postgraduate Diploma in Public Administration – ENA (National School of Administration), France (2004)


    MPhil International Relations – University of Cambridge, UK (2002)


    Postgraduate Certificate, visiting student – University of Oxford, UK (2001)


    Maîtrise Lettres modernes – University of Paris IV-Sorbonne, France (2000)

  • Teaching :
  • University of Passau, Germany (since 2014)

    • “International negotiation and mediation” (2014 – 2015)
    • “Language and Diplomacy” (since 2015)


    Guest lecturer (since 2012) at University of Cambrige, University of Tübingen, College of Europe, on topics related to international politics and conflict prevention


    Trainer (since 2011) for the German Police Academy in Brühl

  • Research area(s) :
    • Diplomacy and Language
    • International and EU politics
    • UN peacekeeping
  • Research Project(s) :
  • Peacebuilding and peacekeeping




    Language, culture and diplomacy

  • Selected Publications :
  • “UNISFA – The UN Peacekeeping force in Abyei : a critical analysis”, The Oxford Handbook of United Nations Peacekeeping Operations, edited by Koops, Joachim, et alii, Oxford University Press 2015 (co-author)


    “Inter-municipal cooperation and the human rights-based approach”, UNDP, Bratislava 2006

    “Human Rights and Gender in Public Service Delivery”, UNDP, Bratislava 2006


    “Joining Forces. Cooperation among municipalities : A guide for practitioners”, UNDP Bratislava Regional Centre for Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States, Bratislava 2006


    “What makes decentralisation in developing countries pro-poor?”, The European Journal of Development Research, Volume 17, Number 4 / December 2005, pages 626 – 648 (co-author)


    “Lisbon vs Dublin - How to Win the Referendum”, Oxford Council on Good Governance, Government Recommendation No 4, May 2009 (co-author)


    “Le déminage humanitaire en Mauritanie: un ambitieux projet pour lutter contre les souffrances et les pertes en vies humaines”, ONU, Nouakchott, October 2005


    “La Mauritanie et le développement humain durable – Placer l’être humain au centre du développement”, ONU, Nouakchott, October 2005

  • Other relevant information:
  • Principal Administrator; Prevention, Rule of Law, Integrated Approach, Stabilisation, Mediation; European External Action Service (2017)


    Principal Administrator, Coordination and Support for Crisis Response and CSDP, European External Action Service (2016)


    Mediation Adviser, Security Policy Directorate, European External Action Service (2014-2016)


    Deputy Head of Mission, German Embassy Mali (2013-2014)


    Desk Officer, UN Security Council Division, Federal Foreign Office (2011-2012)


    Political Affairs Officer, German Embassy Ireland (2009-2011)


    First Secretary, German Embassy Mongolia (2009)


    National Expert in Training, European Parliament (2008)


    Associate Population Affairs Officer, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (2006-2007)


    Policy Analyst, UNDP Regional Office for Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (2005-2006)


    Head of the UN Coordinator's Office, UNDP Mauritania (2004-2005)


    Policy Advisor, General Inspectorate for Social Affairs (2004)


    Research Assistant, OECD Development Centre (2002)

  • Honours & Awards :
  • Highest-ranked student of the 2002-2004 international class of the French National School of Administration

    Full scholarships from

    • Studienstiftung (German National Merit Foundation)


    • Bayerische Begabtenförderung (Bavarian Foundation)


    • Rotary Foundation (“Ambassadorial Scholar”) for studies at Oxford University


    Honorary member, OCEANS Network


    Member of the Tönissteiner Kreis