Dr. Hannah Neumann

Associate Fellow, Program Security, Defense, and Armaments

Areas of Expertise

  • German and European foreign and security policy
  • German and European Human rights policy
  • Civilian Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding, Crisis Prevention
  • Civil Society Engagement


German, English, French


Email: neumann@af.dgap.org

Hannah Neumann is a political analyst and communication designer based in Berlin, working on foreign and security policy. She is an Associate Fellow of the Research Institute of the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) and freelance consultant with a number of additional organisations. From 2013 to 2016, she worked as chief of staff in the German Parliament, from 2008 to 2013 she headed various research projects in the fields of Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding, financed by the German Foundation for Peace Research, the Friedrich Ebert Foundation and the Norwegian Institute of Internation Affairs, among others. 

She holds a masters degree in media science (TU Ilmenau) and in political science (FU Berlin). For her PhD in peace and conflict studies (Dr. phil, FU Berlin), she implemented research projects in cooperation with Notre Dame University in Cotabato (Philippines) and University of Liberia in Monrovia.


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Selected Publications

EU Civilian Crisis Management
How the Union Can Live up to Its Ambitions – or Stumble into Irrelevance
by Hannah Neumann, Carina Böttcher, Christian Mölling, Marie Wolf
DGAPkompakt 15 (July 2018), 6 pp.
EU Civilian Crisis Management
Europe’s security situation has drastically changed. Current challenges can neither be tackled by member states individually, nor by military means alone. A new ambitious process at EU level gives member states the opportunity to improve the EU’s civilian crisis management and answer central questions. Most importantly though, member states need to increase their financial and personal commitments, if they want to prevent this trademark of European foreign policy from drifting into irrelevance.
Category: Security, European Union
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