Niklas Balbon

Research Assistant

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Niklas Balbon is a research assistant at the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi), where he contributes to the institute’s work on peace and security. His research focuses on the intersections between conflict, development and migration.

Niklas is a recent graduate from Freie Universität Berlin, where he obtained his bachelor’s degree in political science and supported the Research Unit for Peace and Conflict Studies as a student assistant. In his bachelor thesis, he investigated the influence of maritime rescue vessels on migrants in the Mediterranean Sea. In September, he will continue his studies at the Department of War Studies at King’s College London. Niklas’ studies are supported by the German Academic Scholarship Foundation. 

Previously, Niklas interned with the US Embassy in Berlin and the German Embassy in Kyiv, Ukraine. He is a member of One Future e.V., where he leads the refugee integration project Aktion Zukunft.

Languages: German, English, French

Areas of Expertise

Peace & Security


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