We are a group of Public Policy students from the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy and the Hertie School of Governance: the first universities to specialise in this burgeoning field in Germany. The international environment of both our schools inspired us to collaborate in creating events that focus on relevant policy issues. The Bridging Gaps 2016 conference is the second of these events.
Jovana is a Master of Public Policy candidate at the Hertie School of Governance. She holds BA in International Relations from the University of Belgrade. Prior to her master studies she had worked at the Youth Initiative for Human Rights, one of the biggest human rights organisations in the Western Balkans. Her main areas of interest are: Foreign and Security Policy, Human Rights, Humanitarian Action and Transitional Justice. Jovana heads the coordination for the Berlin team.
Judy is a Masters in International Affairs candidate at the Hertie School of Governance. She received her BA in Political Science from the Pennsylvania State University in the U.S.A and a Masters in Education from Concordia University in Portland, Oregon. Prior to her studies at the Hertie School, she was an educator and a political activist in New York City. Her interests include Security and Sustainability and Development Policy. One of her main focus is how state security and citizens’ right converge.
Adam is a Master of Public Policy student at the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy. After graduating from the Univeristy of Dundee with a Bachelor's Degree in Law and German, he moved to NRW, Germany where he worked as a teacher and translator. He became interested in the field of data security in the course of his MPP at the University of Erfurt. Within his European Public Policy specialisation, he focused on the issues of data security. Adam heads the coordination for the Erfurt team.
Casey is a Master of Public Policy student at the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy. He received his BA in Political Science from Lewis University Romeoville, Illinois and MA in International Relations and European Studies from Central European University. His specialisation is in European Public Policy, with a focus on European Integration Policy.