Interview with Prof. Dr Claudia Derichs (Senior Fellow)

Written by Yanda T. Bango, 01 April 2015 Professor Claudia Derichs is a senior fellow at the Centre for Global Cooperation Research. Asked why she joined the centre, she stated that it is because what the centre does suits her research interests, additionally, she knows some of the people from the centre who she has…

Interview with Jun.-Prof. Dr. Manuel Borutta (Fellow)

Written by Yanda T. Bango, March 24th, 2015 “I think history is great because it has a critical dimension, it is a weapon; you can historicize everything in nature, culture, common sense arguments, and so forth. Historians have a responsibility and they have different options whether they want to stabilize or try to criticize power…

Interview with Prof. Dr. Susan Erikson (Senior Fellow)

Yanda Bango, Ratanak Khun, Diana León-Espinoza, March 4th, 2015. Prof. Dr. Susan L. Erikson is a medical anthropologist. She conducts research on global health systems in Africa and Europe. After graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Education and English Literature, she went to Sierra Leone for two years where she provided teaching training and raised…

Interview with Prof. Stephen Brown (Senior Fellow)

Written by Diana León-Espinoza, March 16th, 2015 “… if there is a greater harmonization or coordination among donors, it means that actually they can strengthen their ability to impose things on a developing country. They become kind of like a cartel”. Prof. Stephen Brown comes from Montreal, Canada. He is a senior fellow at the…

Interview with Dr. Felix Bethke (Postdoc Fellow)

Written by Diana León-Espinoza, March 12th, 2015 “The more experience I get, the more comfortable I am with bridge the gap between academics and politics by breaking down complex findings into bullet point.” Dr. Felix Bethke comes from Düsseldorf, Germany. He studied Political Science in Duisburg and Frankfurt. Before joining the Centre, he worked at…

Interview with Ph.D. Aysem Mert (Postdoc Fellow)

Written by Diana León-Espinoza, March 11th, 2015 Ayşem Mert comes from Ankara, Turkey. She did her studies in the field of Political Science in Istanbul, Japan, and Netherlands. She focused on environmental politics at global and transnational levels, democratic theory and discourse theory. You are working at the democratization unit at the Centre. Why did…