Raphael Bodewig is a research assistant at the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) in Berlin, where he contributes to the institute’s work on peace and security and supports the PeaceLab Blog. His research interests include peacebuilding, human rights and the climate-conflict nexus in areas of weakened statehood.
Raphael is completing his undergraduate degree in political science at the University of Freiburg. As a part of his studies, he spent an exchange semester at the University of Uppsala’s Department of Peace and Conflict Research, where he analyzed the interface between democratization and civil war termination. In addition, he studied one semester at the University of Havana and worked with human rights defenders and environmental activists during an internship with Corporación PODION in Bogotá, Colombia.
Raphael is a member of the grassroots European foreign policy think tank Polis180 and leads the regional group “The Americas” at the Heidelberg Institute for International Conflict Research (HIIK). His studies have been supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the University of Freiburg’s Exchange Program.