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Julian Mueller-Kaler

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Julian Mueller-Kaler is a Fulbright-Schuman scholarship holder and graduate student at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, majoring in German and European Studies. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Politics, Administration and International Relations from Zeppelin University, a small liberal arts college in the south of Germany. Throughout his undergraduate education, Julian has focused on American politics, the rise of populism, and its implications on the transatlantic relationship, while also studying in Guangzhou, China and Washington, DC. He was awarded scholarships from the Friedrich-Ebert Foundation, the BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt, and the Leadership Excellence Institute Zeppelin and interned at the German Bundestag, the political affairs department of Deutsche Bahn AG, and the German Embassy in Kathmandu, Nepal. During his time at Zeppelin University, Julian served as president of the Club of International Politics, a student-run non-profit organization with more than 200 members. Through organizing a wide range of political events, the club emphasizes the importance of political education and works to promote international understanding. Within the club’s framework, Julian also attended Model United Nations Conferences in Germany, Belgium, and South Korea.

He is a 2017-2018 participant in AICGS’ project “A German-American Dialogue of the Next Generation: Global Responsibility, Joint Engagement,” sponsored by the Transatlantik-Programm der Bundesrepublik Deutschland aus Mitteln des European Recovery Program (ERP) des Bundesministeriums für Wirtschaft und Energie (BMWi).

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