Jakob Hensing

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Jakob Hensing is a DPhil candidate at the University of Oxford. His research engages with the political economy of private sector development in state-building contexts, with a focus on the role of international firms.

Following an internship with the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) in 2010, Jakob returned as a research associate in 2011 and as a visiting researcher in 2012. At GPPi, he primarily worked on issues related to international peace and security, including organizational challenges in UN peace operations and the Responsibility to Protect.
Jakob is currently on leave from his position as a consultant with McKinsey & Company, where he has supported clients in various sectors with a focus on governance, risk management and organizational change. His professional experience further includes volunteer service at the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Information Center in Damascus and an internship in the German Foreign Office’s department for civilian crisis prevention and post-conflict peacebuilding.

Jakob holds an MPhil in international relations from the University of Oxford and a bachelor’s degree in integrated social sciences (politics, sociology, economics, mass communication) from Jacobs University Bremen. His studies were supported by a scholarship from the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes).