Dr. Hannes Ebert


  • Short CV

    • Since 06/2020: Policy Officer, Digital Conflict Directorate, Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, Geneva

    • 02/2019 - 01/2021: Senior Advisor for the EU Cyber Direct at The German Marshall Fund, Washington DC

    • 10/2018 - 05/2019: TAPIR Fellow at The German Marshall Fund, Washington DC

    • Since 8/2018: Associate, GIGA Institute of Asian Studies

    • 2017 - 2018: Research Fellow at the GIGA Institute of Asian Studies

    • 02/2017 - 04/2017: Postdoc Fellow at the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies, Yale University

    • 02/2015 - 08/2015: External Policy Analyst at the Political Directorate-General, Federal Foreign Office

    • 03/2014 - 05/2014: Visiting Fellow at the Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI), Islamabad

    • 02/2014 - 03/2014: Visiting Fellow at the Observer Research Foundation (ORF), Delhi

    • 08/2013 - 01/2014: External Advisor at the Policy Planning Staff, Federal Foreign Office

    • 04/2013 - 07/2013: Visiting Departmental Student with the Centre for International Studies at the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford

    • Since 2013: Associate at the project Contested World Orders

    • Since 2012: Project member of the Regional Powers Network, organization of the 6th RPN Conference

    • 2011: Visiting fellow at the South Asia Cluster, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), Delhi

    • 2011: Associate research fellow at the China Study Centre, Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI)

    • Since 2010: Research fellow at the Schumpter Research Group: Contested Leadership in International Relations - Power Politics in South America, South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa and PhD scholarship holder of Volkswagen Foundation

    • 2009 - 2010: Teaching assistant for Prof. Thomas Risse and Prof. Anja Jetschke at the Center for Transnational Relations, Foreign and Security Policy, Freie Universität Berlin

    • 2009: Research intern at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)’ Armed Conflict Database, London; compiling reports and analyses on armed conflicts in India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka

    • 2008 - 2009: Research associate at Harvard University’s Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies (CES), Cambridge, MA

    • 2008: Research assistant at the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi), Berlin; contributing to the research project “Learning to Build Peace? The UN, Peace Operations and Organizational Learning” funded by the German Peace Research Foundation (DSF)

    • 2007 - 2008: Research assistant at the Research Division Global Issues, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP); contributing to the research project "Transnational cooperation and the deliverance of security in areas of limited statehood (Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan)" at the SFB700

    • 2007 - 2008: Program coordinator at Harvard University’s CES „Harvard Berlin Dialogues“, Berlin

    • 2006 - 2008: Fellow of the Social Science Kolleg economics working group on "globalization and conflict", German Academic National Foundation

    • 2005 - 2007: Various positions as student assistant and intern at think tanks and research institutions in Germany and abroad

    • Education: Dissertation at the Graduate School of Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Hamburg entitled 'Change and Contestation in South Asia' and doctoral visiting fellow at the Department of Politics and International Relations at Oxford University; Master of Science at the London School of Economics (LSE) Department of International Relations as Hölderlin Fellow; Political science with a focus on international relations and international law at the Otto-Suhr-Institute, Freie Universität Berlin and the Graduate Institute Geneva as a German National Merit Foundation scholar


    Current Research

    • Foreign Policy Analysis

    • BRICS and International Order

    • State fragility and transformation

    • Cyber foreign policy

    Countries and Regions

    • Pakistan

    • India

    • Afghanistan


    • Change and Contestation in South Asia

    Dr. Hannes Ebert



    Chapter in edited Volume | 04/2018

    Power, Territory and Learning: Explaining Pakistan’s Persistent Contestation

    Ass. Prof. Dr. Nicolas Blarel

    Chapter in edited Volume | 04/2018

    Regional Leadership and Contestation: Strategic Reactions to the Rise of the BRICS

    Dr. Daniel Flemes

    Formerly Senior Research Fellow

    Edited volume | Palgrave Macmillan | 04/2018

    Regional Powers and Contested Leadership

    Dr. Daniel Flemes

    Formerly Senior Research Fellow

    Research Project | 01/01/2012 - 01/12/2016

    Contested World Orders

    The project involves the analysis of the evolution of world order, its underlying normative differences and conflicts as well as the question of the legitimacy of international authority. The participating Leibniz Institutes (WZB, HSFK and GIGA) use a common analytical framework to investigate forms of political authority beyond the nation state, its politicization on the part of the "rising powers" and non-state actors, as well as associated implications for peacefulness of world order.
    Leibniz Association, 2012-2016

    Research Project | 01/01/2008 - 01/12/2018

    Regional Powers Network

    How is the rise of actors such as Brazil, China, India or South Africa influencing regional and global power shifts? This question is at the heart if the regional Powers Network, coordinated by the GIGA. The network consists of leading European and Non-European research institutions. The participating researchers have analysed emergent regional powers across policy fields and regions – particularly in Asia, but also in Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East.
    Leibniz Association, Fritz Thyssen Foundation, GIGA, 2008-2018

    NATO Multimedia Library | Other | 18/12/2017

    Cyber Security

    Speaker | 17/06/2017

    The State of Scholar-Practitioner Synergies in German Foreign Policy

    Beijing Foreign Studies University Beijing: 17/06/2017

    Discussant | 16/06/2017

    ISA International Conference 2017

    Conference 16/06/2017

    Panel "India’s Strategic Thought at 25: Knows and Unknowns"

    Moderator | 15/12/2016

    Religion and Conflict in South(east) Asia: Insights from Bangladesh, India and Myanmar

    GIGA Talk GIGA Berlin: 15/12/2016 Organisers: German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

    Lectures and Discussion

    Teaching | Freie Universität Berlin | 2006

    Comparative Policy Analysis

    Freie Universität Berlin Berlin Germany


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