Hannes Ebert

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Hannes Ebert is a senior advisor at The German Marshall Fund of the United States in Washington, DC, where he conducts research on conflict transformation and crisis management, rising powers, and cyber policy in South Asia. His most recent work focuses on territorial dispute settlement between India and Pakistan, the diplomatic and military contestation to India’s rise, and India’s cybersecurity and internet governance policies.

Hannes has previously worked for think tanks in Berlin, Hamburg, Delhi, Islamabad and London, and has advised the German Federal Foreign Office’s policy planning staff and East Africa desk on policies towards the BRICS, fragile states as well as the Indian Ocean. He has also served as a researcher and program coordinator at Harvard University’s Center for European Studies. 

Hannes completed a PhD in political science at the University of Hamburg’s School of Economics and Social Sciences. He studied politics and international law at Free University in Berlin as well as the Graduate Institute in Geneva and holds an MSc from the London School of Economics’ Department of International Relations. He was a visiting postdoctoral fellow at Yale University’s MacMillan Center and a visiting doctoral fellow at the University of Oxford’s Department of Politics and International Relations.

He has received scholarships from the German Academic Exchange Service, the German National Academic Foundation, the Theodor Pfizer Foundation, the Swiss government and the Volkswagen Foundation. Hannes was a research assistant with the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) in 2008, following an internship in 2007, and contributed to the institute’s research on post-conflict judicial reform and reintegration programs for the project Learning to Build Peace? The United Nations, Peace Operations and Learning Mechanisms.