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Academic and Professional Background

Academic Education

• Graduate in Law from Technical University Dresden (focus on juvenile criminal law, penal system, criminology, criminal sanctions)
• 2001/2003: First and Second State Exam in Law
• 2004: Master in "European Integration and Comparative Law with particular focus on Central and Eastern Europe" (LL.M. Eur. Integration)
• 2009: PhD in European and International Law

Professional Career

• 2001-2003: Legal Trainee, District Court Chemnitz
• 2004-2009: Research Fellow at the department of International Law, EU Law and International Relations, research unit "United Nations", Prof. Dr. Dr. Sabine von Schorlemer, Faculty of Law, Technical University Dresden
• 03-12/2009: Freelancer and Coordinator of the academic symposium "20 years Convention on the Rights of the Child", United Nations Association of Germany, Berlin
• 2010-2016: Postdoc at the Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV), Ruhr-Universität Bochum; 2010-2012: Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the journal "Humanitäres Völkerrecht"; 2010-2013: Head of the research project "Government Duty of Care and Armed Forces"; 2012-2016: Parental Leave
• Wintersemester 2011/2012: Lecturer in International Law at the Faculty of Law, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
• 06-12/2013: Freelancer and Academic Editor of the manual "Dissemination Work", General Secretariat of the German Red Cross, Berlin
• 2012-2014: Ad hoc Judge of the Student Simulation Game "International Law Moot Court Competition" at the department of Public Law, particularly International Law, European Law and Foreign Constitutional Law, University of Frankfurt/Oder
• 07-09/2016: Freelancer and Academic Editor of the book "Protection of Cultural Assets", UNESCO Chair for International Relations, Prof. Dr. Dr. Sabine von Schorlemer, Faculty of Law, Technical University Dresden

Scholarships and Awards

• 2008: Travel Grant of the Association of Friends and Sponsors of Technical University Dresden for the Diplomatic Conference on the Prohibiton of Cluster Munition in Dublin, Ireland
• 2009: Printing Allowance of the Federal Foreign Office (Department of International Law) and the Peter Lang Verlag for the publication of the doctoral thesis
• 2012: "Helmuth James von Moltke Award 2011" for the doctoral thesis in European and International Law, German Section of the International Society for Military Law and the Law of War
• 2013-2015: Scholar and one of 50 excellent young scientists in the network of excellence for the science region Ruhr, Global Young Faculty, third year, Mercator Foundation

International Experience

• 2002/2003: Legal Trainee in the department "International Law", law firm John Wilson, Colombo, Sri Lanka
• 2007/2008: Participant in the Diplomatic Conference on the Prohibition of Cluster Munition in Vienna, Austria and Dublin, Ireland

Member in Academic Associations

• Arbeitsgruppe „Angriffe“ (in Gründung), Fachgesellschaft Geschlechterstudien
• Arbeitskreis junger Völkerrechtswissenschaftler (AjV)
• Interdisziplinärer Arbeitskreis Innere Sicherheit (AKIS)
• Netzwerk „Terrorismusforschung“ (NTF)
• Graduierten-Netzwerk „Zivile Sicherheit“, Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, Rahmenprogramm „Forschung für die zivile Sicherheit“
• Editorial Board der Fachzeitschrift „Humanitäres Völkerrecht“
• Projektgruppe „Nichtverbreitung von Massenvernichtungswaffen und sensitiven Technologien“, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Auswärtige Politik, Berlin
• Expertenkommission „Europäische Sicherheit und Zukunft der Bundeswehr“, Institut für Friedensforschung und Sicherheitspolitik an der Universität Hamburg
• Forschungskreis Vereinte Nationen
• Erweiterter Vorstand der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Wehrrecht und Humanitäres Völkerrecht: Vertretung im Board of Directors der International Society for Military Law and the Law of War


Dissemination Officer, Berlin Red Cross

Academic Consulting / Reviews / Hearings

• 2011: Expert in the hearing on the future of arms control, Federal Ministry of Defense, Berlin
• 2011: Expert in the hearing on the prohibition of cluster munition, Geneva CCW negotiations, hearing in the subcommittee "Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation", Committee on Foreign Affairs, German Bundestag, Berlin
• 2011: Reviewer for "Leiden Journal of International Law", Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies, Leiden University
• 2012-2014: Academic consulting for the "Committee Nuclear Weapons, Non Proliferation & Contemporary International Law", International Law Association (ILA)
• 2013: Reviewer for "Sicherheit+Frieden" (leading German journal on Peace and Conflict Studies and Security Studies)
• 2015-2016: Reviewer for the Selection Committee for the Wilhelm and Günther Esser scholarships promoting the completion of dissertations at Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Research School