Reimar Belschner


Mercator Fellowship on International Affairs

Period of the Fellowship


Project title

Research for Peace. Participatory context analysis as a chance to transform conflict and build peace in fragile contexts

Short biography

Reimar studied German studies, history and political science at Heidelberg University, graduating with a Staatsexamen (master’s equivalent). Further, he was a visiting student at Queen’s University and he holds a master’s degree from the University of Oxford. As Mercator Fellow, he explored ways to make international interventions in fragile and conflict-affected contexts more conflict sensitive and thus sustainable. Before joining Mercator, Reimar had already gained professional experience in the nexus of conflict transformation, peacebuilding and development through his work for the European Commission, the GIZ and the German Federal Foreign Office.