Areas of Expertise

  • Radicalization and extremism in Eastern and Western Europe
  • Islam in Russia


German, English, Russian, Bulgarian


Phone: +49 30 25 42 31-164

Miriam Heß has served as a project officer for “Countering Terrorism and Prevention of Violent Extremism” in DGAP’s Security and Defense Program since November 2019. There, she focuses on the strategic development of the International Forum for Expert Exchange on Countering Islamist Extremism (InFoEx). Previously, Heß worked for DGAP’s Robert Bosch Center for Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia.

She studied national and international administration and policy at the University of Potsdam and political science at the University of Hamburg. During her studies, Heß focused on the influence of international and transnational institutions on societal and political developments in Eastern Europe. She worked for a cooperation project of the universities of Hamburg, Leiden, and Copenhagen; for Aspen Institute Germany; and with various projects in Russia.

Miriam Heß