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

Biography

Robin Schultz came from Franconia, the neighboring Region of Thuringia, to the Willy Brandt School to continue his previous studies in the field of political science. Until now he gathered work experience in the area of event management, in federal politics and party political foundations in Germany and abroad. He is a passionate pro-european, especially interested in the fields of agent-based modelling, drug policies and local politics. After finishing his academic training at the Brandt School he looks forward to work in the area of Public Administration.

Biography

Rahib Raza is a 2nd year student at the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy. He is from Pakistan with a background in Communication Studies and Journalism. As a student of Public Policy, over the last year he built a strong academic and professional profile in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Technology policy. He is known to organize social activities and working in IT sector of Germany (integrated in all fields today). He works as an animator and project manager that connects him well with the society and amazing fun people. That is why he is convinced that he can represent the interests of his fellow students and university better: "As the elected Social Planner this year I would like to share my experiences and expertise with my fellow students, with a strong emphasis on fun and structuring a fund for much needed social activities. Looking forward to continue the legacy of my seniors as the Social Planner of WBS."

Biography

Jorge Tapia de los Reyes is a second-year graduate student at the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy under the specialization tracks of International Affairs & Public and Non-Profit Management. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and International Relations from the Universidad de las Américas – UDLA. He has worked for the Ecuadorian public sector, mainly in the Electoral System. He is interested in international security, foreign relations, migration, anti-corruption, human rights and international development.

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.

Biography

Vanessa Hernández is a second-year student at the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy, in the University of Erfurt. Her specializations are International Affairs and Public and Non-Profit Management. Vanessa is from Ecuador and holds a multilingual bachelor degree in Business and International Relations from the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador. She has a multidisciplinary background which has allowed her to work in the public and private sector, as well as in non-profit and research organizations. Vanessa is interested in gender and development and is one of the winners of the Commitment Award 2019. After her master studies she wants to develop professionally in institutions focused on research, development and governance.

Biography

Komal Ramdey is a First-Year Student of Public Policy from India. Komal holds a Bachelors's degree in Biotechnology and a Masters's degree in Environmental Science from Panjab University. She has worked extensively to build capacity across government officials and front line workers from different departments with the objective of facilitating the implementation of menstrual hygiene management(MHM) programs across South Asia. She has also been involved in budgeting, tracking utilization and designing monitoring processes through audits, documentation and reporting across partner organizations. Over the years, she has worked with the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), Naz Foundation, Aakar Innovations, and SBI Youth for India. She is particularly interested in Gender Policies, WASH and Climate Change. Komal brings her experience of community action and planning to the WBS Student Government team.

Biography

Stefan Volkmann is a first-year graduate student at the Willy-Brandt-School of Public Policy in Erfurt. He is specializing in International Affairs and Political Economy. Stefan is from Germany and holds a Bachelors Degree in Library and Information Management. He has been living in Denmark for ten years, where he has worked in public information and culture institutions and in the country executive board of the global youth NGO AIESEC. Prior to his Master studies, he worked in management consulting and public financial audits, as well as a UN institution. He is particularly interested in realizing the leadership potential of young people around the world, as well as making data-driven decisions for the public good.