Jonas Bergmann is a research associate at the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) in Berlin. His areas of expertise include migration, human rights, and sustainable development. Currently, he is working on a project on protection-sensitive border management in mixed migration settings. Jonas also consults for the Global Knowledge Partnership on Migration and Development (KNOMAD) Working Group on Migration and Environmental Change, as well as for the World Bank’s Climate Policy Team. His publications have covered various aspects of environmental migration and displacement, and he is a member of the core analytical team for the World Bank’s forthcoming flagship report on “Climate Change, Migration, and Securing Resilience.”
Prior to joining GPPi as a research associate, Jonas worked and interned with the Institute for the Study of International Migration, Human Rights Watch, the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs, GPPi, the International Human Rights Unit of the German Foreign Service, and the Chilean National Human Rights Institute. He has also participated in various refugee and migration networks and co-founded two NGOs for migrant empowerment in Germany and the US.
Jonas received his Master of Science in Foreign Service with distinction from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and completed his bachelor’s degree in International Affairs with distinction in Dresden, Valparaíso, and Lyon. His studies have been supported by the Fulbright Commission, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Georgetown University, the German National Academic Foundation, and the German Economy Foundation.
Languages: German, English, Spanish, French
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