Lara Breitmoser, B.A.
Lara is co-founder and co-editor of the Young Journal of European Affairs. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree in International Relations at the Central European University after having graduated with her BA in political science at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich and having spent a term abroad at the University of New South Wales in Australia. Her Bachelor thesis on compliance with UN human rights treaties was published by the LMU library and her article on Brexit and European identity was released by Duodecim Astra. Lara’s research interests lie mainly in international cooperation and organisations, particularly the EU and the UN, with a thematic focus on human rights and environmental issues.
Florian Lenner, M.Sc.
Florian is co-founder and co-editor of the Young Journal of European Affairs (YJEA). He obtained his bachelor’s degree in political science at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, having studied abroad at the University of Helsinki, and recently graduated with a master’s degree in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). He is currently pursuing a second master’s degree at Leiden University in The Hague. He’s mainly interested in International Security and International Organisations. Florian has co-authored a comparative study on Conflicts of Interest in the EU Member States for the European Parliament, followed by a book published with Peter Lang and two journal articles in Public Management Review and Public Integrity. Furthermore, he has presented papers at ECPR’s General Conference and the Second Environmental Peacebuilding Conference.
Benjamin Brown, M.Sc.
Benjamin is a member of the Young Journal of European Affairs’ editorial board, focussing on European Foreign, Security and Defence Policy. He graduated with an MSc in Modern Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Oxford. Benjamin previously studied political science, history and economics at Munich’s Ludwig-Maximilians-University and participated in a programme to study abroad at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Aside from his academic studies on the Middle East and European Affairs, Benjamin works as a journalist, focussing on politics in the UK, Germany and the wider MENA region.
Angelo Krüger, B.A.
Angelo is a member of the editorial board of the Young Journal of European Affairs, where he contributes to the journal’s work on European political economy and public policy. He is currently studying for his master’s degree in International Relations at Central European University (CEU) after graduating with a BA in History, Politics, and Sociology from the University of Potsdam. Before joining YJEA, Angelo completed one semester of research at the Anderson School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His research interests lie in the international political economy, the European Union, and Chinese global finance. He continues to work as a research assistant at UCLA.
Jakob is a member of the Young Journal of European Affairs’ editorial board. He is currently in his last year of studying to acquire his BA in political sciences at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (LMU). He also spent a semester studying abroad at the University of Helsinki’s Swedish School of Social Science. His main research topics include European integration, international organisations, and the effects of domestic politics on international relations. Besides his academic interests, he works in political communication for a parliamentary group in Bavaria’s state legislature and is active in local politics himself, where his focus lies mainly on climate mitigation.
Mirjam Seiler, M.Sc.
Mirjam is a member of the editorial board of the Young Journal of European Affairs. Her research interests include European immigration policies, the rise of Euroscepticism and the interplay between globalization processes and global governance. Having always had a passion for journalism and political debates, she has been the editor for European Affairs at the student-led King’s Think Tank and is an alumni member of the European Youth Parliament (EYP). She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) after having finished her BA in History and International Relations at King’s College London.
Leonhard Xu is a member of the Young Journal of European Affairs’ editorial board. After having studied one semester abroad at the University of Leeds, he is currently in his final semester of studying political science and philosophy at the University of Mannheim. He is especially interested in the field of international cooperation and organizations as well as international development. In his research, he is primarily applying quantitative statistical methods and is writing his bachelor thesis about domestic factors influencing European donor countries’ decisions on distributing foreign aid. Due to his interest in international cooperation and development, he is currently interning at the German ministry of economic cooperation and development.
Myriam Aichinger, B.A.
Myriam is the project manager at the Young Journal of European Affairs. She is currently in the first semester of the Master’s program in Political Science at LMU Munich. She already gained research experience in student research positions at the Chair of Social Psychology and the Chair of Political Communication at LMU Munich. An extended abstract she wrote on the topic of BlackLivesMatter, social media communication and political participation of young people was awarded the “Best Student Paper Award” by the International Communication Association 2021. Since her semester abroad at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver (Canada), she has been particularly interested in international environmental policy in addition to her focus on political communication.
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Clara Praschl, B.A.
Clara is the Social-Media-Coordinator for the Young Journal of European Affairs. She holds a B.A. in History with a minor in Communication Science and is currently doing an internship to complete her second B.A. in Political Science at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich. She also did a one-year Erasmus exchange at Sciences Po Aix. Her research interest lies mainly in international cooperation with a particular focus on the United Nations, the history of international relations, and the politics and history of the Middle East. Apart from volunteering at YJEA, she is a member of the volunteer staff of the NMUN 2022 conference in New York.