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.
Ludwig Jung studied philosophy and economics in Bayreuth and subsequently went to Washington for a master’s degree in International Relations. He gained first professional experience with the German Foreign Office in Berlin, the German Embassy in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and the South-East-Asia Division in the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. During his fellowship year he is focusing on development and security policy relating to counter-narcotics in Afghanistan.