Team

Staff

Bilal Bag

Research Associate
Bilal contributes to the institute’s work on peace and security and is editor of the PeaceLab Blog.

Thorsten Benner

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

Sarah Bressan

Research Associate
Sarah focuses on conflict analysis, security governance, and foreign policy planning.

Sarah Brockmeier

Research Fellow
Sarah focuses on German foreign policy, crisis prevention, and UN peacekeeping.

Mark Bui

Research Associate
Mark works on humanitarian action with a focus on governance, financing, and non-Western actors.

Christine Galvagna

German Chancellor Fellow
Christine’s research interests include international human rights law and technology policy.

Alexander Gaus

Alexander Gaus

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

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.

Steph Le Lièvre

Communications Associate

Steph contributes to the institute’s communications, publications and outreach activities.

Julian Lehmann

Julian Lehmann

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

Melissa Li

Research Assistant

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

Jonas Bergmann

Theresa Lütkefend

Research Assistant
Theresa contributes to the institute’s work on peace and security and helps run the PeaceLab Blog.

Claudia Meier

Project Manager

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

Katharina Nachbar

Head of Communications
Katharina manages GPPi’s communications, publications, and outreach activities.

David Nonhoff

Research Associate
David focuses on data and technology politics as well as illiberal and authoritarian influences in Europe.

Garima Mohan

Garima Mohan

Research Fellow
Garima works on Indian foreign and security policy, BRICS, and UN peacekeeping.

Wolfgang Reinicke

Wolfgang Reinicke

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

Philipp Rotmann

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

Joel Sandhu

Joel Sandhu

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

Tobias Schneider

Research Fellow
Tobias' expertise includes insurgency and counterinsurgency in the contemporary Middle East.

Mario Schulz

Mario Schulz

Research Associate
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.

Sonya Sugrobova

Project Associate
Sonya contributes to the Global Governance Futures program and GPPi’s work on rising powers.

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.

Marie Wagner

Research Assistant
Marie's research interests include international development cooperation, human rights, and humanitarian action.

Non-Resident Fellows

Circle of Friends