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.
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.