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.
Fabian Hinz studied Political Science and Islamic Studies at the University of Freiburg and the University of Esfahan. Subsequently, he acquired a master's degree in International Relations from the Free University of Berlin, the Humboldt University of Berlin, the University of Potsdam and the American University of Beirut. During his studies he gained professional experience at the German Parliament, the German Embassy in Yerevan, the Federal Foreign Office and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Lebanon. As a Mercator Fellow, he will focus on the challenges to the nonproliferation regime of chemical, biological and nuclear weapons currently arising in the Middle East.