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.
Farsan Ghassim received a BSc in Management from the London School of Economics (LSE) and an MA in Global Affairs from Yale University. Farsan was a management consultant at Bain & Company and worked at the Permanent Mission of Germany to the United Nations, among others, in the Security Council and the General Assembly. His Mercator Fellowship project focuses on the proposal of a democratically elected world parliament. Farsan intends to explore if this global campaign is worth supporting from the perspectives of Germany, Europe, and the world.