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. As part of her fellowship, Julia will focus on arms control in the context of the Arab Spring, dealing with Libya, in particular.
Julia Wittig from Lemgo, born 1986, studied Political Science at the Universities of Durham and Salamanca, before completing an M.A. in Peace and Conflict Studies at Uppsala University. Most recently, Julia has been working as a consultant of Heymdal GmbH in a GIZ-project on conventional arms control in Berlin. During her studies, she gained work experience at the Federal Academy for Security Policy in Berlin and at the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Colombia, amongst others. As part of her fellowship, Julia will focus on arms control in the context of the Arab Spring, dealing with Libya, in particular.