Christopher Winschel holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Foreign Affairs with a minor in History from the University of Virginia. He is a dual degree student with the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. Christopher’s primary area of interest is in transatlantic security, specifically with respect to NATO and Russsia. During an internship at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, a US-based national security, science and technology think tank, he conducted a research project entitled “Russian cyber: Hybrid warfare and the US Response.” He has also done an internship at a management and budget office at the local government level. Finally, at the Hertie School Christopher is serving as the Academics Committee Chair for the European Public Policy Conference entitled “Borders in transition: Creating, removing, reimagining.”
Master’s thesis title
What conditions and circumstances cause major democracies to paradoxically intervene on behalf of autocratic governments?