Matthew Abbey is an intern with the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) in Berlin, contributing to the institute’s work on human rights. He will commence a master’s degree in human rights and humanitarian action at Sciences Po in 2017, specializing in global risks and the environment. His research interests include environmental conflicts, migration, and international justice.
Before joining GPPi, he was a legal intern at the Human Rights Defender of the Republic of Armenia, where he undertook extensive research on women’s rights. He was also an intern at Human Rights Watch, contributing to their work on Ethiopia.
Matthew holds a bachelor’s degree in international studies from Monash University, Australia. Throughout his studies, he was awarded scholarships to study in Morocco, Italy, South Korea and Germany.