Gerald Knaus


IPC Senior Fellowship

Granting institution

Partner institution

Period of the Fellowship

July 2016 - March 2017

Project title

Exploring new pathways of cooperation to strengthen German-Turkish relations

Project description

Gerald Kanus provides an in-depth analysis of contemporary German-Turkish relations. Furthermore, he enhances the capacities of young researchers from Germany and Turkey to communicate their findings more efficiently in relevant policy circles.

Short biography

Gerald Knaus is founding chairman of the European Stability Initiative (ESI). After having studied in Oxford, Brussels, and Bologna, he taught economics at university in Ukraine in 1993/94 and spent five years working for NGOs and international organizations in Bulgaria and Bosnia and Herzegovina. From 2001 to 2004, he was the director of the Lessons Learned Unit of the EU Pillar of the UN Mission in Kosovo. He has co-authored more than 80 ESI reports as well as scripts for 12 TV documentaries on South East Europe. He is a founding member of the European Council on Foreign Relations and was for five years an Associate Fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard University’s Kennedy School, where he was a Visiting Fellow in 2010/2011 lecturing on state building and intervention.