Transatlantic Research Fellowships

The Transatlantic Research Fellows were selected among a highly competitive field of applicants. They will join the Institute for European Integration for periods of up to three months in the fall of 2018 to conduct independent academic research in the field of Transatlantic Relations, specifically in one of the conference’s three focus areas Trade and InvestmentPeace and Security and Environment and Climate. The Fellows will participate in, and contribute to FOTAR2018 in a number of ways, e.g. through seminars and publication of their research. The fellowships are financed through joint funding from the Europa-Kolleg Hamburg and the Federal Chancellor Helmut Schmidt Foundation.


Dr. Goran Dominioni

Erasmus University Rotterdam

Goran Dominioni has obtained a PhD from the European Doctorate in Law and Economics and held research positions at Copenhagen University, Cornell University, and UC Leuven. He frequently works as consultant for various units of the World Bank Group. His research interests are carbon pricing, fiscal policy for climate change, behavioral law & economics.


Charlotte Hulme

Yale University

As a Political Science PhD candidate at Yale, Charlotte Hulme is studying the nature of national, subnational, and private sector climate change action in India, the EU, China, and the US, in the absence of effective climate cooperation at the international level. She also enjoys thinking and writing about the character of grand strategy in the 21st century. Ms. Hulme is a proud graduate of Cambridge and Wellesley College, where she spent wonderful years pursuing her first academic interest, African peace and security.

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Dr. Sascha Lohmann

German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP)

Dr. Sascha Lohmann is an associate in the Research Division “The Americas” at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) in Berlin. Previously, he was a Fritz Thyssen Fellow at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University, and an American-German Situation Room Fellow of the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies/The German Marshall Fund of the United States. His research interests are International Relations theory, the theory and practice of foreign policy advice, as well as the intersection of political economy and national security with an empirical focus on the United States and the member states of the European Union. A political scientist by training, he graduated with a Diplom from Free University Berlin and completed a PhD at Goethe University Frankfurt.


Dr. Inna Melnykovska

Central European University

Inna Melnykovska is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Central European University. She received her Ph.D. in Political Science from the Free University of Berlin. In her current project, Melnykovska analyzes EU and US financial regulations of global capital mobility and suggests how to enhance their effectiveness in order to minimize the misuse of capital mobility by illiberal regimes that pursue aggressive foreign policies and break international law.

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Dr. Hanna Pfeifer

Helmut Schmidt University Hamburg

After a post-doc at the POLIS department of the University of Cambridge (UK) with a fellowship from the German Research Foundation (DFG), Hanna Pfeifer re-joined Helmut Schmidt University Hamburg (PhD 2017, summa cum laude) as a research associate in 2018. Her research focuses on the transformation of and challenges to the liberal world order, in particular their manifestations in the Middle East and North Africa. She is also interested in democratic and non-democratic foreign and security policy.


Elisabeth Winter

Berlin Graduate School for Transnational Studies, Freie Universität Berlin, Hertie School of Governance

Elisabeth is a PhD candidate in Political Science. Interested in modern geoeconomics, she studies the nexus of free trade agreements and national security in the United States and China in the 21st century. After a BA in International Socio-Economics, she graduated in North American Studies from Freie Universität Berlin, specializing in US foreign policy and economics. During her doctoral studies, Elisabeth has held visiting positions at Georgetown University, the Bertelsmann Foundation in Washington, DC, and Princeton University.