Christoph Abels holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the FernUniversität in Hagen, with a specialisation in behavioural psychology. Following his interdisciplinary interests, he studied public policy at the Hertie School of Governance, specialising in economics and quantitative methodology. Christoph's professional experience spans from positions at various Berlin start-ups to consultancy work, having worked at Rocket Internet, Ketchum Pleon and Hering Schuppener. He is an MPP student representative at the Hertie School and has been an accreditation reviewer for study programmes at German universities and abroad since 2012. Christoph is currently employed as a research assistant for the Centre for International Security Policy (CISP) and leads the digitalisation and cybersecurity research programme for Polis180, a Berlin-based think tank.
Master’s thesis title
The authenticity to win? – The role of authenticity in the 2016 US presidential elections