|PERSONAL FOCUS||Conflict Analysis, Geo-Politics, Conflict Mediation, Conflict Management|
|REGIONAL FOCUS||Middle East and North Africa, The Balkans, European Union|
|LANGUAGE SKILLS||English and German (Fluent), French (Verbally Fluent), Arabic (Intermediate), Spanish and Dutch (Basic)|
Before joining CRISP, Jan worked with the German government on European foreign policy and security cooperation. Internships have brought him to Sudan, Tunisia, and Israel. His time with the EU delegation in Khartoum had an especially strong impact on him, which is why he wants to support civil peace initiatives.
One of his major areas of interest is interpersonal conflict dynamics and their impact on group conflict. Currently, he is training to become a non-partisan conflict mediator, and hopes to employ this skill in order to deliver helpful insights in CRISP projects and trainings.
Jan holds an MA in International Affairs from the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, and a BA in European Studies from Maastricht University. During his studies, he conducted research on conflict analysis, democratization, and multi-level governance in areas of limited statehood.