Theo V. S. Ferreira

Theo Valois Souza Ferreira holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the Universidade Federal de Uberlândia (UFU-Brazil), and a Master’s degree in International Relations and European Studies from the Universidade de Évora (Portugal), with intern stays at the Instituto de la Paz y los Conflictos (UGR-Granada, Spain) and at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research of Uppsala Universitet (Sweden). Planning to start a Ph.D. in the second half of 2023.

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Alessandra Fontanella

Alessandra Fontanella joined IPB as Assistant Coordinator in September, 2022.

She is currently working towards an MA in International Cooperation at the University of Turin, Italy and is focusing her research on food insecurity and conflict.  Alessandra holds a BA in Foreign Languages and an MA in International Relations. Previously, she has worked in ethical data analysis and administration.

Mia Wallis

Mia Wallis joined the IPB as Assistant Coordinator in September 2022.

Mia holds a Bachelor in Political Science and History from the Pennsylvania State University. Mia’s studies, while broad and well-rounded, heavily focused on civil liberties, international relations, international law, globalization, and the widespread threat of fascism. As an Assistant Coordinator for IPB, Mia seeks a deeper understanding of global peace and the ways in which to attain it. 

Nina Engelbracht

Nina Engelbracht has joined IPB as Assistant Coordinator in April 2022.

She holds a Bachelor in Business Administration & Economics from University of Hohenheim and a Master in Political Sciences from Heidelberg University. She further works as a conflict researcher on the intrastate conflict in Azerbaijan (Nagorno-Karabkh) at the Heidelberg Institute for International Conflict Research in voluntary capacity.

Prior to joining the IPB team in Berlin, Nina has been working for the Max-Planck-Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law and in several other working student positions. She is particularly interested in peace activism, nuclear disarmament as well as feminist foreign policy and has expertise in the Arctic region, Eastern Europe and Russia.

Reiner Braun

Reiner Braun is the former Executive Director and Co-President of IPB. He studied German Literature, History and Journalism. Since 1982, he has been actively involved in the Peace Movement, working in the office of the “Krefelder Appeal” against new nuclear weapons in Europe. He was the Executive Director for Scientists for Peace and Sustainability for several years starting in 1983 (Germany).

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