Team

Staff

Thorsten Benner

Director
Thorsten’s interests include the UN, security, data and technology politics, and the making of global (dis)order.

Jonas Bergmann

Jonas Bergmann

Research Associate
Jonas’s areas of expertise include migration, human rights, and sustainable development.

Sarah Brockmeier

Sarah Brockmeier

Project Manager
Sarah works on the Responsibility to Protect, UN peacekeeping, and German foreign policy.

Laura Daniels

Laura Daniels

German Chancellor Fellow
Laura’s expertise includes security, transatlantic relations, and the global order.

András Derzsi-Horváth

András Derzsi-Horváth

Project Manager
András’s expertise includes humanitarian financing, emerging donors, and oriental cultures.

Aurélie Domisse

Aurélie Domisse

Research Associate
Aurélie’s research interests include international organizations and critical security studies. 

Erica Gaston

Erica Gaston

Project Manager
Erica’s interests include international humanitarian law and political transition in the post-Arab Spring.

Alexander Gaus

Alexander Gaus

Research Associate
Alex has expertise in humanitarian and development policy and a keen interest in multi-stakeholder initiatives.

Felix Hoffmann

Felix Hoffmann

Research Assistant
Felix’s main research interests lie in human rights protection and international relations.

Mirko Hohmann

Mirko Hohmann

Project Manager
Mirko focuses on technology and policymaking as well as the impact of rising powers on global security.

Wade Hoxtell

Wade Hoxtell

Head of Operations
Wade focuses on public-private partnerships and development. He also manages GPPi finances and operations.

Katrin Kinzelbach

Katrin Kinzelbach

Associate Director
Katrin is interested in how to promote human rights through diplomacy and development cooperation.

Julian Lehmann

Julian Lehmann

Project Manager
Julian explores international law and policy on refugees, human rights, and humanitarian aid.

Melissa Li

Melissa Li

Research Assistant

Melissa contributes to the institute’s work on Ger​man foreign policy, crisis prevention, and peacebuilding. 

Claudia Meier

Project Manager

Claudia focuses on humanitarian action, peacebuilding, and the use of technology in conflict settings.

Garima Mohan

Garima Mohan

Project Manager
Garima works on Indian foreign and security policy, BRICS, and UN peacekeeping.

Oliver Read

Oliver Read

Editor & Communications Manager
Oliver heads up GPPi communications and contributes to the institute's work on data & technology politics.

Wolfgang Reinicke

Wolfgang Reinicke

President
Wolfgang’s expertise includes global governance, economic institutions, and public-private partnerships.

Eka Rostomashvili

Eka Rostomashvili

Research & Comms. Associate
Eka contributes to research on rising powers and helps promote GPPi publications online.

Philipp Rotmann

Philipp Rotmann

Associate Director
Philipp leads the institute’s work on peace and security in a changing global order.

Lotte Ruppert

Research Associate
Lotte’s interests include humanitarian reform and accountability to affected populations.

Joel Sandhu

Joel Sandhu

Project Manager
Joel’s expertise includes intercultural communication methods and the role of rising powers in global governance.

Mario Schulz

Mario Schulz

Research Assistant
Mario’s research interests include stabilization and security governance in post-conflict environments.

Janika Spannagel

Research Associate
Janika works on quantitative human rights research and the protection of human rights defenders.

Julia Steets

Julia Steets

Director
Julia conducts research and leads GPPi’s evaluation practice on humanitarian and development issues.

Kristina Teicke

Kristina Teicke

Research Associate
Kristina’s areas of expertise include public-private partnerships and European law.

Gunther Vilzmann

Gunther Vilzmann

IT Manager
Gunther oversees the technical development and administration of GPPi’s websites, systems, and networks.

Non-Resident Fellows

Circle of Friends