Derrik Frederik Whitlow (“Freddie”) holds a Bachelor of Arts of European History from West Virginia University. During his time as a Master of International Affairs candidate he focused on the future of international governmental organisations within Eurasia, security issues in Eastern Europe and the post-Soviet space, and the future of NATO’s relations with the EU and Russia. While at Hertie he worked as a Research Assistant at the Hertie Centre for International Security, as a European Defence Trainee for the FINABEL European Army Interoperability Centre in Brussels, and as a Project Associate for the Futures Project. Freddie is passionate about being an advocate for transatlantic relations, and sustained stability and prosperity in the wider Euro-Atlantic space. His other experiences include working as a Research and Faculty Assistant at Georgetown University Law Center, and previously serving in the United States Coast Guard.
Master's thesis title
Same aim, different game: An analysis of why the EU, NATO, OSCE and the UN adopted different comprehensive approaches to conflict management