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Stefanie Wesch M.Sc.

Stefanie Wesch M.Sc.
Research Analyst
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
Telegraphenberg A31 / 0.08
Phone: +49 (0)331 288 20726
Email: wesch[at]
Postal Address
P.O. Box 60 12 03
14412 Potsdam


Ms. Wesch completed her undergraduate degree in the field of International Relations at Hawai´i Pacific University. She was able to gain initial work experience at the Mission of Afghanistan to the United Nations in New York, where she was active in the First and Third Committee of the General Assembly, as well as writing occasional speeches for Ambassador Tanin. Ms. Wesch managed to further develop her authoring skills between 2012 and 2013 while working at the Bolivian think tank Institute of International Studies (IDEI). Here she wrote about a diverse set of topics, ranging from the Syrian conflict to the Bolivian-Chilean border dispute, from an International Law and Human Rights perspective. Realizing her strong interest in conflict studies, Ms. Wesch obtained her Master´s Degree in Conflict Resolution and Governance at the University of Amsterdam, where she focused on social movements for the purpose of her Master´s thesis. Putting to use her regional focus on the MENA region, during both her graduate and undergraduate studies, Ms. Wesch is now working on the Climate-Conflict-Migration-Nexus in the MENA region and the Sahel. She has undertaken qualitative fieldwork in the regions of Agadez, Niamey and Tillaberie in Niger and is currently working on food security for projects pertaining to Mali and Burkina Faso.

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