Elisa Oezbek


Mercator Fellowship on International Affairs

Period of the Fellowship


Project title

Nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament: Approaches for regional solutions and international strategies


Security Policy, Nuclear Disarmament, NATO, Human Rights


Institute for National Security Studies Israel, Terrorist Threat and Intelligence Unit

Short biography

Elisa Oezbek, born 1983 in Homburg, Saarland, studied Political Sciences, Economics and Public Law with an international focus at Heidelberg University and as a Fulbright fellow in Boston. Additionally, she holds a Master of Science degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science. During her studies and her international internships she had a comprehensive focus on strategic aspects of international security, especially in the field of non-proliferation and disarmament of weapons of mass destruction. As a Mercator fellow, she focused on the development of regional solution approaches and international strategies for non-proliferation and disarmament of nuclear weapons. Since 2013 Elisa Oezbek works as a political advisor at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.