Office of the Director

  • Dr. Almut Wieland-Karimi
    Dr. Almut Wieland-Karimi
    Executive Director

    Dr. Almut Wieland-Karimi

    Dr. Almut Wieland-Karimi

    Executive Director

    PhD Middle Eastern Studies

    MA Oriental Studies

     

    Since 2009

    ZIF Executive Director

     

    2006 to 2009
    Friedrich Ebert Foundation USA and Canada, Washington DC, USA
    Country Director

    2003 to 2005
    Friedrich Ebert Foundation, Kabul, Afghanistan
    Founding Director

    2000 to 2002 
    Friedrich Ebert Foundation, Bonn and Berlin
    Desk Officer, Development Cooperation and Conflict Transformation,

    1998 to 1999 
    Friedrich Ebert Foundation, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Project Assistant

    1994 to 1995 
    PhD at the Zentrum Moderner Orient (ZMO), Berlin

    Working Languages

    German, English, Farsi, Spanish

     

    Honorary Positions

    • Member of the Advisory Board of the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)
    • Member of the Advisory Board of the Federal Academy for Security Policy (BAKS)
    • Honorary Executive Director of the NGO "Mediothek Afghanistan e.V."

     

    Selected Publications

    List of Publications

     

     

  • Claudia Apel
    Claudia Apel
    Personal Assistant to the Executive Director

    Claudia Apel

    Claudia Apel

    Personal Assistant to the Executive Director

    MA Pedagogics

     

    Since 2016

    Personal Assistant to the Executive Director

     

    Working Languages

    German, English, French

     

    Expertise | Responsibilities

    • Office Management
  • Christine Daul-Grahovac
    Christine Daul-Grahovac
    Event Management

    Christine Daul-Grahovac

    Christine Daul-Grahovac

    Event Management

    MA Anglistics and Cultural Studies


    Since 2016

    Event management

     

    2008 to 2015
    Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ),
    inter alia event manager for international dialogues and conferences & project coordinator for the program „Capacity Building for the ASEAN Secretariat“


    2007 to 2008
    International School Villa Amalienhof,

    Special Assistant to the Director


    2002 to 2006
    Leibniz-Zentrum für Agrarlandschaftsforschung (ZALF),

    Translator for academic publications


    1999 to 2000
    Deutscher Entwicklungsdienst (DED),

    Desk officer

    Working Languages

    German, English

     

    Expertise | Responsibilities

    • Organisation of conferences and events, support of participants
    • Contact maintenance to international partners
  • Wanda Hummel
    Wanda Hummel
    Public Relations Manager

    Wanda Hummel

    Wanda Hummel

    Public Relations Manager in the Office of the Executive Director

    MA European Ethnology and Cultural Communication

     

    Since 2017

    Public Relations Manager

     

    2012 to 2016

    Special Assistant to the Executive Director

     

    2010 to 2011

    Desk Officer, ZIF Analysis

     

    2009
    Center for International and Intercultural Communication, Technische Universität, Berlin
    Project Coordinator „Reconstructing Higher Education in Afghanistan and Iraq“

    2009

    Achtung Berlin - New Berlin Film Award
    Event Manager

    2007 to 2008
    German Bundestag, Berlin
    Research Assistant to a Member of Parliament

    2005 to 2008
    Friedrich Ebert Foundation, Berlin
    Facilitator and Conference Assistant

    Working Languages

    German, French, English

    Expertise | Responsibilities

    • Public Relations
    • Corporate Design, Web Administration, Online Editing
    • Project Coordination
    • Event Management
  • Simone Kreutz
    Simone Kreutz
    Student Assistant

    Simone Kreutz

    Simone Kreutz

    Student Assistant

    BA Governance and Public Policy


    Since 2016

    Student Assistant at the Office of the Executive Director

     

    Working Languages
    German, English

     

    Expertise | Responsibilities

    • Event support
    • Research
  • Hannah Raithel
    Hannah Raithel
    Event Management

    Hannah Raithel

    Hannah Raithel

    Event Management

    BA Congress and Event Management

     

    Since 2017

    Event management

     

    2014 to 2015

    Event management for the project "Peace operations in fragile states: capacities and concepts"

     

    2011 to 2012

    Messe Berlin GmbH

    Project Coordinator

     

    2007 to 2009

    European Car-Transport Group of Interest in Brüssel, Belgien

    Events and Sponsorship Officer

    2007

    Nynas Belgium AB

    Sales and Logistics Assistant

    2005 to 2007

    Messe Berlin GmbH

    Desk Officer Protocol & Events

     

    Working Languages
    German, English

     

    Expertise | Responsibilities

    • Organisation of conferences and events, support of participants
    • Contact maintenance to international partners
  • Karl Rüdiger Tillmann
    Karl Rüdiger Tillmann
    Liaison Officer Ministry of Defense

    Karl Rüdiger Tillmann

    Karl Rüdiger Tillmann

    Liaison Officer Ministry of Defense

    Lieutenant colonel

    MA Pedagogics

     

    Since 2017

    Liaison Officer of the Ministry of Defense, Member of Analysis and Team Training, Operations

     

    2014 to 2016

    United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA)

    Military and political consultant

     

    2005 to 2014

    Exploratory and evaluation trips (DR Kongo, Sudan, South Sudan, Mali, Eritrea, Ethopia, Uganda, Indonesia, Caukasus, etc)

     

    2005

    Development and implementation of a licenced course for UN-military observers and consultants of the Argentinian Army

     

    2003

    United Nations

    Training and Consultancy, focus: support of future staff of the African Union

    1999 / 2001
    Trainer for the Partnership-for-Peace-Program in the Czech Republik

    1995 / 1996
    UN-Military Observer in Georgia/Abchasien (UNOMIG)

    Since 1984
    Military use i.a. "Zentrum Innere Führung"; BMVg; German Armed Forces United Nations Training Centre in Hammelburg; Bundeswehr Operations Command

     

    Working Languages

    German, English

     

    Expertise | Responsibilities

    • Planning, implementation and support of trainings to "safety and security"
    • Development of strategies to implement work processes regarding DDR and SSR
    • Coaching of management staff for international peace operations