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image_one_fourth-11.pngDr. Enrico Fels - Managing Director

Phone: +49 228/73-62995
Mail: fels(at)
Römerstraße 164
D-53117 Germany

Dr. Enrico Fels holds a Bachelor of Arts in Politics, Economics, Society and German Studies from the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) and a Master of Arts in Strategic Studies from the Australian National University, where he was also a T.B. Millar Scholar in Strategic and Defence Studies. He received his doctorate in 2016 from the University of Bonn for a comprehensive study of the power shift in the Asia-Pacific. 

Dr. Fels was a Visiting Fellow at the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre of the Australian National University as well as a guest lecturer at the University of Tokyo and the Andrássy University of Budapest. Before taking up his position at CASSIS, Dr. Fels worked at the Center for Global Studies (CGS) at the University of Bonn, at the Chair of International Relations of the Helmut Schmidt University/University of the Federal Armed Forces, Hamburg, and at the Chair of International Relations of the RUB.


Bild MSchranner neu.jpgMaximilian Schranner, M.A. - Research Assistant

Phone: +49 228/73-63579
Mail: schranner(at)
Römerstraße 164
D-53117 Germany

Maximilian Schranner studied Political Science, Sociology and History at the University of Bonn and completed his Master's degree with a thesis on the nexus of health security and armed conflicts based on the corona pandemic in Yemen and Somalia (final grade 1.1). Already in his Bachelor's thesis, he analysed the role of non-state unites such as Somaliland and ISIS in International Relations. In 2021, he acted as a managing director (stand-in) at CASSIS. He gained practical experience in academia and practice at the Collaborative Research Center "Power and Rule - Pre-modern Configurations in Transcultural Perspective", at the German Federal Academy for Security Policy (BAKS) and the Federal Foreign Office.


Dennis LonsdorferDennis Lonsdorfer, B.A. - Student Assistant

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Römerstraße 164 
D-53117 Bonn

Dennis Lonsdorfer graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in politology and sociology as well as philosophy from Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-University of Bonn. In his Bachelor's thesis, he dealt with the securitization-thesis in connection with the climate debate and the Fridays for Future movement. He is currently studying for a Masters Degree in political science at the University of Bonn. Previously, he absolved an internship at CASSIS and worked in the research project Sicherheitsforschung.NRW conducted by CASSIS.Berlin.



Louis Weise.jpegLouis Weise - Intern

Mail: cassispr(at)
Römerstraße 164
D-53117 Germany 

Louis Weise is currently doing his Bachelor’s degree in political science and sociology as well as law at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-University of Bonn. Within the framework of an ERASMUS+ exchange, he studied abroad at Israel’s youngest university: the Reichman University (former IDC Herzliya) and its Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy. His main areas of study are foreign policy and questions of international security with a specific regional focus on Europe and the Middle East. Before his internship at the CASSIS, he worked as a student assistant at Engagement Global within the project Connective Cities. In addition to his studies, he is involved in various volunteer activities in Germany and Israel. 

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