Neslihan Altun specialised in European governance, public opinion and public management during her studies at the Hertie School. She completed a Bachelor of Arts in European Studies with Social Sciences at the Chemnitz University of Technology. As an Avicenna-Studienwerk, Hertie School and Fulbright scholar, she also spent one semester each abroad at the University of Latvia and at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her professional experience includes working as a Policy Officer at the European department of the German Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, as well as traineeships at the German Federal Foreign Office in Berlin and at the Representation of the Free State of Thuringia to the European Union in Brussels. Furthermore, she worked as a guidance counselor for refugees. She is one of the winning team members of the futurEU, a competition on shaping the EU of tomorrow with the support of the Jacques Delors Centre Berlin, the Hertie School and CIVICA - the European University of Social Sciences.
Master's thesis title
We are the people!? Populist frames in transnational space: A comparison of Brexit-framing in the UK and the USA