2014-2016 Atlantis Cohort

2014-2016 Atlantis Trans-Atlantic Degree Program Cohort students.
The 2014-2016 Atlantis Trans-Atlantic degree program cohort. (L – R: Marc Barnett, Tim Stoutzenberger, Florian Sonntag, Christian Bilfinger, Alison Harding, Ellen Scherwinski, Nicole Struth, Isabella Hayward, Celina Menzel, Taylor Brown, Theia-Lune Zijnen, Rachel Penner, Katrin Heger, Viola Meyerweissflog, Benedikt Abendroth. Not pictured, Andrew Lyman

The 2014-2016 Atlantis Trans-Atlantic degree program cohort began their studies at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University during 2014.  These 16 students spent the fall of 2015 and spring of 2016 studying at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, Germany.

Benedikt Abendroth

Previous Degree: Bachelor of Arts in International Economics and Development, University of Bayreuth
Areas of Interest: Cyberpolicy and Security, Internet Governance
Recent Employment:German Army, German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development, German Council on Foreign Relations, Syracuse University Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism

Marc Barnett

Previous Degree:Bachelor of Arts in Politics and Philosophy, Wake Forest University
Areas of Interest:Organized Crime in Italy, Global Black Spots, Israel
Recent Employment: SITE English Teaching Assistant, Waller Lansden Dortch and Davis

Christian Bilfinger

Previous Degree:Bachelor of Arts in Politics, Economics & Philosophy, University of York
Areas of Interest: Diplomacy and Economic Power Relations
Recent Employment: Gesellschaft fuer internationale Zusammenarbeit.

Taylor Brown

Previous Degree: Bachelor of Arts in International Politics and Economics, Middlebury College
Areas of Interest: Security and Post-Conflict Reconstruction in Latin America
Recent Employment: Manna Project International

Alison Harding

Previous Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Media, Syracuse University
Areas of Interest: Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Global Black Spots
Recent Employment: CNN, NBC Olympics

Isabella Hayward

Previous Degree: Bachelor of Arts in International Relations, London School of Economics
Areas of Interest: Humanitarian Assistance and Development Administration
Recent Employment: European External Action Service, British Red Cross.

Katrin Heger

Previous Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy & Economics, University of Bayreuth
Areas of Interest: Peace and Conflict Studies, Civil-Military Relations, Security, Africa, Global Black Spots
Recent Employment: German Embassy in Ghana, George C. Marshall Center of Security Studies, AIESEC Nigeria

Andrew Lyman

Previous Degree: Bachelor of Science in Business, DePaul University
Areas of Interest: International Peace and Conflict, Nuclear Non-proliferation
Recent Employment: Mitvim, the Israeli Institute for Regional Foreign Policies

Celina Menzel

Previous Degree: Bachelor of Arts in International Relations, Dresden Technical University
Areas of Interest: Peace, Conflict and Post- Conflict Reconstruction
Recent Employment German Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Viola Meyerweissflog

Previous Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and International Relations, University of York
Areas of Interest: NATO, German and European Foreign Policy, Terrorism, Cybersecurity
Recent Employment: German Parliament, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace – Europe

Rachel Penner

Previous Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Theology, Westmont College
Areas of Interest: Infrastructure Development, Water Security, Civil Society
Recent Employment: Wells Fargo Insurance Service, Direct Relief International

Ellen Scherwinski

Previous Degree: Bachelor of Arts in European Studies, Maastricht University
Areas of Interest: Weapons Trade, Economics, and Terrorism
Recent Employment: German Parliament

Florian Sonntag

Previous Degree: Bachelor of Arts in International Relations, Dresden Technical University
Areas of Interest: Post-Conflict Reconstruction, Middle East and North Africa, Sub-saharan Africa
Recent Employment: Red Cross, German Embassy Namibia, Heinrich Boell Stiftung Lebanon

Tim Stoutzenberger

Previous Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Media and Communications, Catholic University of America
Areas of Interest: Energy Policy and Post-Conflict Reconstruction
Recent Employment: CNN

Nicole Struth

Previous Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Western Connecticut State University
Areas of Interest: Security, Regionalism, International Organizations, Non-State Actors in International Relations
Recent Employment: AmeriCorps Vista

Theia-Lune Zijnen

Previous Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Law, University of Kent
Areas of Interest: Drug and Human Trafficking, African Development
Recent Employment: Court of Amsterdam