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Centre for Geopolitics

Providing historically-grounded solutions to enduring geopolitical problems


Philipp Hirsch is a PhD Candidate at the Department for Politics and International Studies (POLIS) at Cambridge University. His dissertation deals with German-Arab relations during the Cold War. He has been published in the journal 'Cold War History' and won the 2019 Best Graduate Student Paper Award by the Society for Terrorism Studies (STR) for his paper entitled "Politics as counterterrorism: the role of diplomacy in the West German response to Palestinian terror, 1970–75."

He previously worked in German parliament, the German Federal Foreign Office and UNDP.

Ax:son Johnson Research Assistant in Applied History
Philipp Hirsch

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