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Dr. rer. pol. Sonja Thielges

Areas of Expertise


Climate foreign policy, German and international climate policy, bilateral climate relations, multi- and transnational climate and energy governance

Short Curriculum vitae

Since 2023 Research Associate, Global Issues Research Division

Since 2022 Group Leader of the interdisciplinary research group “Industrial Decarbonization Strategies”, Research Institute for Sustainability, Helmholtz Centre Potsdam (RIFS) (until 2023 Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, IASS)

Since 2020 Geoeconomics Non-Resident Fellow, American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS), Johns Hopkins University, Washington, DC

2016 – 2021 Research Associate Global Energy Transition, IASS Potsdam

2019 PhD, John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin

SWP Publications

External publications