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Dr. phil. Astrid Sahm

Research Division: Eastern Europe, Eurasia
Visiting Fellow


phone:+49 30 88007-474

since 2017 Head of the International Center for Education and Exchange

since 2012 Head of the Berlin office of the International Center for Education and Exchange

2006 – 2011 German director of the Johannes Rau International Center for Education and Exchange in Minsk (Belarus)

1995 – 2005 Research Fellow respectively Assistance Professor at the Mannheim Center for European Social Research and the Chair for Political Science and Contemporary History, Mannheim University

Areas of Expertise:

Belarus, Ukraine, Democracy promotion, Energy policy, Environmental policy

Development of civil society, national identity-formation and culture of remembrance, energy and environmental policy, development of political systems and integration policies of post-Soviet states (especially Belarus and Ukraine) in the European context

External Publications (selection):

Astrid Sahm

The Chernobyl Disaster in the Context of the European Culture of Memory

in: Matthias Klingenberg (ed.), History and Identity, Insights into the dvv international History Network, Bonn 2010, pp. 141-156
Astrid Sahm

Belarus am Wendepunkt?

Perspektiven der Kooperation mit EU, Europarat und OSZE

in: Institut für Friedensforschung und Sicherheitspolitik an der Universität Hamburg (Hg.), OSZE-Jahrbuch 2009, Baden-Baden 2010, S. 137-150
Astrid Sahm

Civil Society and Mass Media in Belarus

in: Sabine Fischer (ed.), Back from the Cold? The EU and Belarus in 2009, Chaillot Paper no. 119, November 2009
Sabine Fischer, Egbert Jahn, Astrid Sahm (eds.)

Die Zukunft des Friedens

2. Friedens- und Konfliktforschung aus der Perspektive jüngerer Generationen

Wiesbaden 2005
Astrid Sahm

Transformation im Schatten von Tschernobyl

Umwelt- und Energiepolitik im gesellschaftlichen Wandel von Belarus und der Ukraine

Münster 1999, 472 S.

In the Media/ »Point of View« (selection):

Sabine Fischer, Astrid Sahm

Belarus: Is There a Way Out of the Crisis?

The protests over the outcome of the presidential election in Belarus continue unabated. Initiatives to resolve the political crisis through dialogue have come to naught. Sabine Fischer and Astrid Sahm outline possible steps out of the crisis.

Point of View, 17.09.2020

SWP Comments

Dumitru Minzarari
The Russian Military Escalation around Ukraine’s Donbas

Risks and Scenarios for a Revised EU Policy

Franziska Smolnik, Mikheil Sarjveladze, Giorgi Tadumadze
Deadlock in Georgia

Political Crisis and Regional Changes Need an EU Response