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.
During his fellowship year, Marian Liesenfeld explores the potential of tourism as a driver of sustainable development. Previously, he gained professional experience as an advisor for tourism and social policy in the German parliament, as a campaign manager for Bundestag elections and as an intern in the Beijing office of the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation. Marian studied Political Science with a focus on International Relations at Free University of Berlin, Maastricht University and Sciences Po Lyon.