Julia Friedrich

Research Associate

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Julia Friedrich is a research associate at the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) in Berlin. She contributes to the institute’s work on peace and security and is an editor of the PeaceLab Blog. Her research interests include the women, peace and security agenda, as well as security developments in the post-Soviet space. 

Prior to joining GPPi, Julia worked on UN-EU cooperation in peace operations at the United Nations Liaison Office for Peace and Security as a Carlo-Schmid-Fellow in Brussels. Her other work experience includes internships at the German Foreign Office in Kazakhstan and the Russia and Eurasia Program of Chatham House. During her studies, she volunteered for the Russian NGO Memorial in Saint Petersburg and Moscow, as well as local NGOs in support of refugees in Paris and in London. 

Julia holds a dual master’s degree in international security and international relations from Sciences Po Paris and the London School of Economics. She completed her bachelor’s degree at Sciences Po Paris’ Nancy Campus and the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO). Her studies were supported by the National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes) and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

Languages: German, French, English, Russian

Areas of Expertise

Peace & Security
UN Peace Operations
Women, Peace & Security


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