A talk by Almut Wieland-Karimi (Director of the Center for International Peace Operations, ZIF).
Almut Wieland-Karimi has been Director of the Center for International Peace Operations (ZIF) since 2009. Prior to joining ZIF, she worked for the Friedrich Ebert Foundation (FES) in various countries, most recently as country director for the US and Canada based in Washington, D.C. In 2002, she set up the FES country office in Kabul/Afghanistan. Until 2005 she initiated numerous programs in support of Afghan democratic institution building. She is Advisory Board member of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research and the Federal Academy for Security Policy.
Almut Wieland-Karimi is the honorary managing director of Mediothek Afghanistan, an NGO dedicated to media development and community building. She holds a Master's degree in Oriental Studies from Bonn University and a Ph.D. in the same field, with a thesis on the role of religious leaders in modern Afghan politics at Humboldt University Berlin.
The ZIF addresses specific demands for qualification and conceptualization in the field of peace operations providing services and expertise. It works closely with the Federal Foreign Office, the Federal Ministries for Economic Cooperation and Development, of the Interior and of Defense, and international organizations, especially the UN, the EU, and the OSCE.
ZIF offers exciting career opportunities such as internships, trainings and recruitment of experts in missions for short-term and long-term peace operations.
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