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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.


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Maximilian Schranner, B.A. - Student Assistant

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Phone: +49 228/ 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.



Celina Horev.pngCelina Horev, B.A. - Student Assistant

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Römerstraße 164
D-53117 Germany


Celina Horev studied European Studies at the University Passau. During her studies she completed a semester abroad at the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa. In her Bachelor thesis she conducted success factors of linguistic capital for a promising career in child education in a European society. Since 2018 she has been studying at the University of Cologne in the English language Master Culture and Environment in Africa and is currently researching the Mbembe debate for her final thesis.

In addition to her studies, she is involved in the student representative council for African Studies and the Alliance against Anti-Semitism and is committed to fighting discrimination against minorities. Before she came to the University of Bonn, she worked as a student assistant at the University of Cologne.



Friederike Ness - Intern 

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


Friederike Ness studies Political Science and History at the University of Mannheim. During her studies, she spent a semester abroad at the University of Exeter in England. Her final thesis in International Relations investigates the impact of development aid on civil liberties in recipient states. Passionate about political debate and advocacy, she works in her university's student council and is member of a student initiative aiming at promoting political discourse.




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