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.
Liana Fix studied Theory and History of International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Previously, she worked as Program Officer at the International Affairs Department of Körber Foundation in Berlin and gained work experience with the Russia and Eurasia Programme at Chatham House and the International Policy Analysis at Friedrich Ebert Foundation. She also writes about Russian foreign and security policy for the Global Policy Journal. During her fellowship year, she will work on integrative strategies of European and Transatlantic policy towards Russia.