Christian Patz, Florian Wätzel, AGSR Fellows
AICGS is pleased to welcome Christian Patz and Florian Wätzel as AICGS/GMF Fellows with the American-German Situation Room in Washington, DC, in January-February 2018.
Christian Patz is a researcher and currently serves as Interim Head in the Conflict Analysis and International Crisis Management Program at the Institute for Security Policy at Kiel University (ISPK), where he focuses on German Foreign and Security Policy and the role of international and regional organizations in peace and security, with a special focus on crisis and conflict management in Africa. For his Ph.D. project he examines the prospects and pitfalls of UN cooperation with regional organizations as security providers, particularly in conflict-prone regions of Africa. During his fellowship, he will conduct interviews and background conversations with a variety of experts in the academic, think tank, and wider policy community in the U.S.
Florian Wätzel is a researcher at the Institute for Security Policy at Kiel University, where he focuses on security affairs in the Middle East. He is currently working on a PhD project on the organizational dynamics of Jihadist groups in Iraq and Syria. During his fellowship, he will conduct interviews and engage in discussions with former diplomats, academics, and think tankers in Washington, DC, and New York City for his PhD research.