Henrike Ilka


Henrike Ilka is an intern at the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) in Berlin, where she contributes to the institute’s work on peace and security. She is interested in the inner workings of international organizations and the intersection of international politics and international law. In addition, her current research focuses on decolonial and feminist approaches to peace and conflict. 

Prior to joining GPPi, Henrike worked at the Heidelberg Institute for Conflict Analysis, where she gained regional expertise on sub-Saharan Africa. She previously worked at the Institut für Interdisziplinäre Forschung Forschungsstätte der Evangelischen Studiengemeinschaft on peace research, where she contributed to projects on a possible European army, changes in the German military since the suspension of conscription, and lessons learned for the Bundeswehr from its operations in Afghanistan and Mali. 

Henrike is a graduate student in peace and conflict studies at the Goethe University in Frankfurt. She holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations, combined with a minor in English literature, from the University of Heidelberg.

Languages: English, German, French, Spanish

Areas of Expertise

Peace & Security