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Dr. Brigitte Merz

Short Curriculum vitae

since 09/2020 Managing Director of the German Institute for International and Security Affairs, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP)

08/2011- 07/2020 Managing Director of the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin

10/2007-07/2011 Managing Director of the Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe in a Global Context", Heidelberg University

10/2002-09/2007 Managing Director of Collaborative Research Center 619 "Ritual Dynamics", University of Heidelberg

2002 PhD in the Department of Ethnology of South Asia

2000-2002 Associate in the Department of Ethnology, University of Heidelberg

1997-2000 Independent Cultural Manager

1993-1996 Head of the Branch Office of the South Asia Institute of Heidelberg University in Kathmandu, Nepal

1993 Magister Artium in Ethnology, Sociology and Psychology, University of Heidelberg