Brandt School Student Government

The first student government at the Brandt School was elected by the student body in October 2012. The student government is currently in its 7th year with 6 elected members from the MPP student body and one PhD student representative. 

The student government serves as the main channel of communication between the Brandt School faculty and staff and its students. 

The student government holds meetings with the staff throughout the semester, in addition to holding a general meeting with the student body at least once per semester. Furthermore, the Student Government has organized panel discussions, informal get-togethers and fundraising events. 

You can find out more about their activities or contact them through their Facebook page.

Email: studgov.wbs@uni-erfurt.de

Houssein Al Malla
Houssein Al Malla
President, Brandt School Student Government
(Willy Brandt School of Public Policy)

Biography

Houssein is a first year Master of Public Policy Candidate at the Willy Brandt School, specializing in Conflict Studies & Management and Non-Profit Management & Social Entrepreneurship under the DAAD Helmut-Schmidt Scheme. Before coming to the Brandt School Houssein worked as an Arbitrator for International Disputes and Diplomatic Consultant at the council on Arab Economic Unity at the League of Arab States. Houssein holds a Bachelor’s in Political Science & International Affairs and Minor in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from the Lebanese American University, which included a year abroad module at the Paris Institute of Political Science (Sciences Po), where he specialized in American Soft Power & Public Diplomacy.

“Even Achilles was only as strong as his heel.” – House of Cards

Brandt School Student Government | PhD Student Representative
(Willy Brandt School of Public Policy)
Willy Brandt School (Nordhäuser Straße 84)

Biography

Juliane is a doctoral candidate under supervision of Prof. Heike Grimm. Her doctoral research deals with ‘sustainable’ or ‘green entrepreneurship’ from a public policy perspective. 
She holds a Master in Environmental Policy from Sciences Po Paris (IEP) and a Bachelor degree in Asian Studies and Social Sciences from the Euro-Asian Campus of Sciences Po Paris. Her primary research interests include: sustainable development, environmental policy, ecosystem conservation, local economic development, public policy, entrepreneurship and innovation and transformation management. 
As a Ph.D students representative, Juliane, aims to represent the interests of her colleagues and to close the gap between the M.P.P students, the administration and the doctoral candidates.

Daphnée Aguilar
Vice-President, Brandt School Student Government
(Willy Brandt School of Public Policy)

Biography

Daphnée comes from México and she describes herself as a Criminologist by profession, traveler by heart and feminist by conviction. Before coming to the Willy Brandt School, she worked as a security analyst for Mexico's government. Her main academic interests are Global Security, International Cooperation Mechanisms and Gender Studies.

"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style" - Maya Angelou

Carla Micaela Lincango Proaño
Carla Micaela Lincango Proaño
1st Year Representative & Social Planner, Brandt School Student Government
(Willy Brandt School of Public Policy)

Biography

Micaela Lincango is a First-Year Student at the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy. She comes from Ecuador and has a Bachelor in International Relations with a minor in Political Science. She worked on a Inter-American Development Bank project, which was focused on digital transformation within development banks in Latin America. At the same time, she collaborated with a World Bank project about meso evaluations and country interventions. Her passion is social work and for that reason has been volunteer in different organizations such as AIESEC and Techo for more than 4 years.

“Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us every day.” – Sally Koch

Athar Farooq
Athar Farooq
StuRa Representative, Brandt School Student Government
(Willy Brandt School of Public Policy)

Biography

Athar Farooq has 4 years of experience in training, education and management in the field of medicine and pharmaceuticals in China and Pakistan. He has recently worked with a Digital Learning platform in Pakistan as Research and Development Manager to promote and develop e-learning infrastructure in Pakistan. The work was focused on integrating socially isolated sectors into education through e-learning platform. He has a Bachelor’s in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Riphah International University, Islamabad, Pakistan and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Public Policy at the Willy Brandt School.

“It always seems impossible, until its done.” – Nelson Mandella