The Mercator Fellowship on International Affairs annually sponsors 25 German-speaking young professionals and university graduates from all disciplines who are committed to improving the world of tomorrow. During the 12-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. Seminars are also held on current issues in international cooperation, and to develop their leadership skills and key competencies.
Kristin Huber studied Business Administration at the European School of Business (ESB) in Reutlingen and at Dublin City University (DCU). She further acquired a Master of Science in the interdisciplinary master program Politics, Economics and Philosophy (PEP) at University of Hamburg, before writing a Ph.D. thesis in the field of Business Ethics at the University of Hamburg. Her dissertation focuses on the responsibility of multinational corporations for securing labor standards in global supply chains. Kristin worked as a research assistant at University of Hamburg and at the German Federal Foreign Office and has acquired work experience in management consulting as well as the consumer goods industry. As a Mercator Fellow, she will explore how companies of the textile industry can implement human rights due diligence in their operations and thereby contribute to securing human rights along their global supply chains.