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Fenja Wiluda, M.A.

Research Fellow at the Henry Kissinger Professorship for Security and Strategic Studies


E-Mail: wiluda@uni-bonn.de
Telephone: 0228/ 73-4408
Address: Genscherallee 3, 2. Stock, Office number: 2.028, D-53113
Twitter: @CASSIS_Bonn
LinkedIn: Fenja Wiluda


Since September 2021 Fenja Wiluda is research fellow at the Henry Kissinger Professorship for Security and Strategy Studies.

During her Bachelor of Arts she studied Politics and Society as well as French at the University of Bonn and the Institut d'Études Politiques de Grenoble (Science Po). She also completed her Master of Arts in Political Science at the University of Bonn. In 2021, she wrote her master's thesis on the alliance between the United States of America and Saudi Arabia under the presidency of Donald Trump and the rule of King Salman.

At the Henry Kissinger Professorship, Fenja Wiluda is jointly responsible for the organization of various conference and event formats, including the International Security Forum Bonn and the event series Franco-German Strategic Dialogue. Her research focuses on the Middle East and the Gulf states. As part of a research visit to the office of the Regional Program Gulf States of the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation, she lived in Amman, Jordan, for a few months in 2023.

Fenja Wiluda is Associate Fellow at the Center for Middle East and Global Order and is involved in the Rhineland regional group of Polis180.

Research Focus

International Relations | Transatlantic Relations | Middle East | Gulf States |  Alliance politics | Personality in political leadership

Research Projects

  • Project Coordination of the Task Force on "the Future of Transatlantic Relations" and Editing of the Project Report "Partnerschip in Leadership: A New Beginning. New Implications for the Future of Transatlantic Relations" (September - December 2020).



Summer term 2023

Rise of the Gulf Moarchies as Global Players? (BMIB)

Winter term 2022/2023

Alliances of convenience in the Persian Gulf? Saudi Arabia as a Strategic Ally of Global Actors (BMIB)

Summer term 2022

Strategic Alliances of Europe - Current Challenge Russia (BMDE)   

Winter term 2021/2022

The Strategic Orientation of the EU (BMDE)

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