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.
Leila Ullrich studied international relations, international law and criminology at the University of Oxford and the London School of Economics. She wrote her doctoral thesis at Oxford about the implementation of ‘justice for victims’ at the International Criminal Court (ICC) while managing the Oxford Transitional Justice Research network. Leila has worked at the ICC, the Permanent Mission of Germany to the United Nations in New York, the German Bundestag and the BBC World Service. As a Mercator Fellow, she will explore how a gender perspective can be integrated into strategies for preventing international terrorism.