The Berlin Office is committed to the transfer of knowledge in various formats. Together with partners from science, civil society and politics, the Berlin Office organises public discussions on the current research of IFSH at irregular intervals. In addition, there are regular event formats and series specifically aimed at politicians and experts.

Representing the institute in the capital, the office also provides important support for the IFSH in Hamburg. The staff of the Berlin Office observe parliamentary processes, approach political decision-makers and interact with the Berlin think tank community.

Event Formats

IFSH Briefing: In this series, IFSH presents current research results in confidential background discussions with representatives from government and parliament as well as experts from academia and think tanks. The focus is on the discussion of political recommendations for action with various decision-makers.

IFSH Parliamentary Briefing: Within the framework of this exchange format, IFSH scientists make their expertise available exclusively to members of the German Bundestag and their staff.

Disarmament Briefing: Here experts and political decision-makers discuss current issues of disarmament, arms control and non-proliferation in a confidential setting.

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Berlin Staff

The Berlin Office is headed by Anja Dahlmann. Together with Theres Klose, the coordinator and event manager of the office, and Maurice Meyer, who supports the team as a student assistant, she fosters the IFSH knowledge transfer to political decision-makers and the public in Berlin. In addition, Anja Dahlmann works in the research and transfer project Arms Control and Emerging Technologies on autonomous weapons systems.

Also in this project, Dr Oliver Meier is working on problems of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and possibilities for their control. Maren Vieluf and Franziska Stärk supervise the work of the Deep Cuts Commission, which is headed by Oliver Meier.

Together with Oliver Meier, Dr Alexander Kelle is working on the joint project The CBW network for a comprehensive reinforcement of norms against chemical and biological weapons (CBWNet). Eva Siegmann and Jolanthe Kalinowski support the work of the project in Berlin as student assistants.

The IFSH Policy Brief: Trenchant assessments of current topics in the fields of peace and security