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CV

Professional experience

2011-present
 Postdoc, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany
2010
 Project Assistant, adelphi research, Berlin, Germany
2010  Research Assistant, research group "Climate change and security", University Hamburg, Germany
2005-2009
 Research Assistant, Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics, Potsdam, Germany
2003-2005
 Teaching and Research Assistant, University of Maryland, USA
2002
 Student Assistant, University of Tübingen, Germany


Education

2009-2010  Master of Peace and Security Studies, University Hamburg, Germany
 Thesis topic: The impact of climate change on conflict and cooperation in the Nile Basin
2005-2009  PhD Astrophysics (magna cum laude), Leibniz-Institute for Astrophysics, Potsdam, Germany
 Thesis topic: The formation of disk galaxies
2002-2005
 Master of Science, Astronomy, University of Maryland, USA
1999-2002
 Study of Physics, University of Tübingen, Germany

 

 

Awards

Scholarship by the German-American Fulbright Commission 2002-2003

 

Other experience and activities

International Conference Impacts World 2013 (Potsdam, Germany) - member of the organizing committee

International Conference Climate Change, Social Stress and Violent Conflict (Hamburg, Germany) - member of the organizing committee

Volunteer, Talitha Kumi School, Beit Jala, Palestine

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