The Mercator Fellowship on International Affairs annually sponsors 24 German-speaking young professionals and university graduates from all disciplines who are committed to improving the world of tomorrow. During the 13-month programme, Fellows work in two or three international organizations that are active worldwide – non-governmental or non-profit organizations, or business enterprises. The Fellows’ own practical questions serve as their project proposals and determine their workstations anywhere in the world.
Nadja Wünsche studied literature, philosophy and psychology in Heidelberg, journalism in Hildesheim and law in Frankfurt and at the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute in Turin. She gained professional experience at the German Consulate General in New York, the South Asia and South East Asia Bureau of ZDF public German Television in Singapore, at the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan and with UNODC Myanmar. During her fellowship, she will focus on linkages between formal and informal justice systems as part of criminal justice reforms in post-conflict countries.