Lara Breitmoser, B.A.
Lara is co-founder and co-editor of the Young Journal of European Affairs. She is currently studying 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 spent a term abroad at the University of New South Wales in Australia. As a former student assistant at the university chair for political communication at LMU Munich, she has gained experience in academic research. Additionally, she is part of the scientific research project “Cohesiveness despite preference divergence: Explaining the EU’s consistent non-support for Israel in the United Nations General Assembly” which was presented at the International Relations Conference of the German Political Science Association in 2020. Her Bachelor thesis on human rights in democracies was published by the LMU library. Her research interests lie mainly in international cooperation and organisations with a particular focus on the European Union and the United Nations.
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Florian Lenner, B.A.
Florian is co-founder and co-editor of the Young Journal of European Affairs. He is currently studying for his master’s degree in International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), having majored in political science at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich and studied abroad at the University of Helsinki for his undergraduate degree. His research interests mainly lie in the fields of International Organisations, especially the European Union and the United Nations, and International Security. At the Young Journal of European Affairs (YJEA) he primarily covers European Foreign, Security and Defence Policy as well as Public Policy. He has acquired research experience as a student research assistant at the LMU Munich and co-author of the comparative study “The Effectiveness of Conflict of Interest Policies in the EU-Member States”, requested by the European Parliament in 2020. Following the publication, he has also co-authored a book published by Peter Lang as well as two forthcoming journal articles in Public Management Review and Public Integrity.
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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 is currently studying for an MSc in Modern Middle Eastern Studies at 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.
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Angelo Krüger, B.A.
Angelo is 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). In his bachelor thesis, he investigated the strategic implications of Chinese foreign aid and its influence on European donor states. His research interests lie in the international political economy, the European Union, and Chinese global finance. Angelo’s work has been published in the newspaper Der Tagesspiegel. Previously, Angelo interned with a member of the German Bundestag and volunteered in refugee camps in Serbia. He continues to work as a research assistant at UCLA.
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Jakob is a member of the editorial board of the Young Journal of European Affairs and is currently majoring in political science at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich. He also studied abroad at the University of Helsinki’s Swedish School of Social Science. He is especially interested in European integration. That pairs well with his studies in European and international public law.
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Mirjam Seiler, B.A.
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.
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Leonhard Xu is a member of the Young Journal of European Affairs’ editorial board. He is currently in his final year of studying political science at the University of Mannheim. He is especially interested in the field of international cooperation and organizations as well as international development. At the moment, he is studying abroad at the University of Leeds.
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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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Social Media Operator
Alina is the Social-Media-Coordinator for the Young Journal of European Affairs. She is particularly interested in questions of human rights work, feminist foreign policy and international cooperation on social issues. In the past, she has been involved in different projects and organisations working on such issues and completed a voluntary service at the UNESCO National-Commission in Lesotho. She is currently finishing the first semester of her law degree at the Humboldt University in Berlin.
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