Mario Schulz

Mario Schulz

Research Assistant

Mario Schulz is a research assistant at the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) in Berlin, contributing to the institute’s work on peace and security. He is currently completing a master’s degree in international relations at Potsdam University, Humboldt University, and the Free University in Berlin, focusing on stabilization and governance in post-conflict zones, and other issues related to the security-development nexus. His studies are supported by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom.

Prior to joining GPPi as an intern in July 2016, Mario served in the German military as a civil-military interaction analyst at an operational level headquarters, where he worked on non-military conflict dimensions in sub-Saharan Africa. He was awarded the Medal of Honor of the German Armed Forces (Ehrenmedaille der Bundeswehr) for exemplary service.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science, geography, and public administration from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. While working on his bachelor’s degree, Mario carried out field research on security governance in Sierra Leone and Rwanda, conducting interviews with government and civil society representatives for a project that investigated normative dimensions of international security sector reform programs and their local implementation. He also worked as a teaching assistant at Kenyatta University in Nairobi, Kenya.

Languages: English, German, French

Recent Publications

Commentary 13 August 2017

Ohne Helden geht es nicht

by Mario Schulz

Report 26 July 2017

PeaceLab2016: A Fresh Look at Crisis Prevention

by Sarah Brockmeier, Aurélie Domisse, Philipp Rotmann, Mario Schulz

Commentary 20 July 2017

Ohne Helden geht es nicht

by Mario Schulz
Tagesspiegel Causa

Commentary 29 June 2017

Germans Should Accept What a Military Is For, or Get Used to Disappointment

by Mario Schulz
War on the Rocks

Article 26 April 2017

Choices of Justice: Effects of Civil War Termination on Postconflict Justice Mechanisms Implemented by the State

by Meghan DeTommaso, Mario Schulz, Steve Lem
International Journal of Transitional Justice

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