Barbara Mittelhammer

Independent political analyst & consultant

Barbara Mittelhammer is an independent Berlin-based political analyst and consultant. Her research focuses on feminist foreign policy, gender in peace and security, human security, and the role of civil society in foreign policymaking. She has published on applying feminist foreign policy, i.a. toward Iran and Syria, and has worked with think tanks, foundations, international organizations, ministries, parliamentarian,s and civil society organizations, including Carnegie Europe, Heinrich-Böll Foundation, Friedrich-Ebert Foundation, European Parliament, the German Foreign Office, or GIZ. In addition, she is a trained mediator. Prior to her independent activities, she was working with a political consultancy and the Munich Security Conference. Barbara Mittelhammer studied political science, international law, and cultural anthropology in Munich and Paris.

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One Year in: How Is Germany’s Feminist Foreign Policy Doing?

A year ago, the German foreign ministry launched “Shaping Feminist Foreign Policy,” guidelines committing to a feminist foreign policy by strengthening the rights, resources, and representation of women and girls …