• Peter Gwiazda

Kristina Lunz

Feminist Foreign Policy: fighting sexualized violence in conflict and securing sustainable peace worldwide

Kristina Lunz

Kristina Lunz

Fellowship
Mercator Fellowship on International Affairs
Period of the Fellowship
2016
Project
Feminist Foreign Policy: fighting sexualized violence in conflict and securing sustainable peace worldwide
Project description

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.

Short biography

Kristina Lunz is an alumna of both University College London (with distinction) and the University of Oxford, where she read the ‘MSc in Global Governance and Diplomacy’. She gained professional experience at the Blavatnik School of Government and as research advisor to Dr. Scilla Elworthy, who has been nominated three times for the Nobel Peace Prize. Kristina regularly gives interviews on social justice and gender equality and speaks on panels, including at the European Parliament and the Global Media Forum. As a Mercator Fellow, she will explore how a feminist foreign policy can help to address sexualized violence in conflicts, post-conflict situations and humanitarian crises, and create sustainable peace worldwide.