In October 2018, Philipp Neubauer joined the IFSH as a researcher within the DFG-funded "Multinational Police Assistance" project. He studied in Edinburgh, Montreal and Berlin. He holds Master’s degrees in Politics from the University of Edinburgh, and in International Relations from the Cooperative Postgraduate Programme of Humboldt University, the Free University of Berlin and the University of Potsdam. During his studies, he received a scholarship from the German Academic Scholarship Foundation. From 2014 to 2018, he worked for two members of the German Bundestag, first as a part-time student assistant and later as full-time political and scientific adviser on German and European security and defence policy, and finance policy.
During his studies, Philipp Neubauer placed a particular emphasis on externally-led processes of peace- and statebuilding as well as security sector reform projects. His current work at the IFSH focuses on the role of police officers as members of multinational missions to (re-)build state security organs in conflict-affected states. In addition, he is interested in broader questions of civilian crisis management and the European Union’s Common Security and Defence Policy.