Sarah Brockmeier is a project manager at the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) in Berlin. She works on German foreign policy, UN peacekeeping, mass atrocity prevention, and the Responsibility to Protect.
In the context of GPPi’s recently concluded research project Global Norm Evolution and the Responsibility to Protect, Sarah has published articles on Europe and the Responsibility to Protect, on the 2011 Libya intervention, and on debates held in key emerging powers about the protection of civilians. Sarah co-authored Protection and Responsibility: An Analysis of US Foreign Policy to Prevent Mass Atrocities with GPPi’s Philipp Rotmann and Gerrit Kurtz. Alongside her research on the Responsibility to Protect, Sarah recently worked on the role of UN peace operations in local conflict management and political approaches to security sector reform. Sarah’s commentary has appeared in Project Syndicate, DIE ZEIT, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Die WELT, and Frankfurter Rundschau, among others.
From 2010 to 2015, Sarah served as a board member and deputy director of Genocide Alert, a German advocacy group that seeks to raise awareness of mass atrocity prevention and response. During the 20th commemoration of the Rwandan genocide in 2014, she published the first-ever detailed examination of Germany’s role before, during, and after the genocide.
Sarah holds a bachelor’s degree in international politics and history from Jacobs University Bremen and completed an exchange semester at Sciences Po Paris in 2008. After her undergraduate studies, Sarah worked for two years at the United Nations Development Operations Coordination Office in New York, supporting reforms on internal UN coordination. Before joining GPPi, Sarah completed an MPhil in international relations at the University of Cambridge. For her studies in Bremen and Cambridge, and as a fellow with the Carlo Schmid Program, Sarah received scholarships from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the German National Academic Foundation.
Languages: English, German, French, Spanish
by Tessa Alleblas, Eamon Aloyo, Sarah Brockmeier, Philipp Rotmann, Jon Western
The Hague Institute for Global Justice, GPPi, Mount Holyoke College
by Sarah Brockmeier
by Sarah Brockmeier
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