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Dr. 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.



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Maximilian Schranner, B.A. - Student Assistant

Mondays and Wednesdays:

Phone: 0228/ 73-3579
Mail: schranner(at)
Römerstraße 164
D-53117 Germany

Maximilian Schranner studies Political Science at the University of Bonn. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Politics and Society as well as History from the University of Bonn. In his thesis, he analysed the role of non-state units like Somaliland or ISIS in International Relations theory. He previously worked at the Collaborative Research Centre “Macht and Herrschaft – Premodern Configurations in a Transcultural Perspective” at the University of Bonn and completed internships at the Federal Academy for Security Policy and the Federal Foreign Office.

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