Ariane Coulombe hails from Canada and has lived several years in Switzerland and Germany. She holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences in International Affairs and Modern Languages with a minor in German language and culture from the University of Ottawa. At the Hertie School, she studied international affairs with a continued focus on security and sustainability, focusing primarily on national security and areas of contentious politics. Prior to joining the Hertie School, Ariane’s work experience mainly pertained to researching the effects of different electoral systems and right-wing extremism in Europe. During her studies, she worked for a public affairs and communications consultancy where she acquired hands-on corporate sector experience as well as in-depth knowledge of different European Union institutions. She also frequently contributes as a freelancer to different online media outlets in Berlin.
Master’s thesis title
A second race for space: The impact of current global space activity on American national security