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I am the Associate Program Director of Academic Programs and Professorial Lecturer for International Affairs at the Elliott School of International Affairs (The George Washington University), instructor for peace and conflict resolution at the School for Professional & Extended Studies at American University in Washington, DC, and a visiting research fellow at University of Pennsylvania’s Political Science Department.

I am affiliated with the Center for Narrative and Conflict Resolution at George Mason University (USA) and the Faculty of Law, Social Science, and Economics at the Universität Erfurt (GER); and have held visiting scholar/researcher appointments at the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences (Departments of Government and Psychology) at Georgetown University (USA), the School for Conflict Analysis & Resolution, and at the Balkan Institute for Conflict Resolution, Responsibility, and Reconciliation at the Sarajevo School for Science and Technology (BiH).

I have studied and researched international relations, modern history, political science, peace and conflict resolution, cultural psychology and social geography at various international universities, including Georgetown University (USA), Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (GER), Technische Universität München (GER), Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (NL), the University of Erfurt (GER), George Mason University (USA), and American University in Washington, DC; supported through scholarships and grants provided by the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), and the FAZit Foundation.

Next to my academic engagements, I am involved in various peace and community building projects and serve as the director of f-r-e-e, e.V. / f-r-e-e, Inc. (USA), an international development organization involved in community building projects in post-conflict-environments.