Student Advisory Board

The Student Advisory Board of the Centre for Fundamental Rights is an independent student body that acts as a link between the Centre and the students of the Hertie School. The Student Advisory Board organises student-led events and provides advice on programming, events and other activities hosted by the Centre.

Members of the Student Advisory Board for the academic year 2021/2022: 

Ana Carolina Fisher is a second year MIA student at the Hertie School. She has a Bachelor’s in Law from the Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro and an LL.M. in International and Comparative Law with a focus on Human Rights from the George Washington University. She has conducted research for several organisations on topics including the incarceration of migrant children, economic empowerment of women in the Americas, and policies and legislation on paternity and division of unpaid care work. 

Laura Hamilton is a second year pursuing the Master in International Affairs at the Hertie School. Prior to coming to Hertie School, she graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a BA in Global Studies and a BS in Statistics and Analytics. She is primarily interested in the consequences of the climate crisis as they relate to human rights and displacement. 

Shruthi Naik is a  second year MPP student at the Hertie School. She is a lawyer by background and has worked extensively on judicial reforms policy and understanding issues related to access to justice in India. Her main areas of interest include access to justice and legal system reform.

Brian Weatherby joined the Hertie School’s MPP programme in 2021. He is interested in the spaces where fundamental rights intersect with topics like migration, privacy and technology. Prior to joining Hertie, Brian was a policy researcher and deputy director with STAND Canada - an organisation that advocates for making genocide prevention a cornerstone of Canadian foreign policy.

Former members of the Student Advisory Board

Academic year 2021/2022

  • Alena Dietl, MPP 2022
  • Ankita Goswami, MPP 2022
  • Cosima Jiyun Klatte, MIA 2022
  • Marina Luna , MPP 2022
  • Malte Spielmann, MPP 2022

Academic year 2020/2021

  • David Backovsky, MIA 2022
  • Alena Dietl, MPP 2022 
  • Benedikt Hecking, MIA 2021
  • Etienne Höra, MIA 2022
  • Marina Luna, MPP 2022
  • Elise Racine, EMPA 2021
  • Ion Schidu, EMPA 2021
  • Malte Spielmann, MPP 2022

Academic year 2019/2020

  • Dania Abu-Sharkh, MIA 2021
  • Asma Alabed, MIA 2021        
  • Benedikt Hecking, MIA 2021
  • Elizabeth Hannah Leach, MPP 2021
  • Flore Postel-Vinay, MIA 2021