Christian Patz

Institute for Security Policy at Kiel University

Christian Patz was a American-German Situation Room Fellow in January-February 2018.

He is a researcher and currently serves as Interim Head in the Conflict Analysis and International Crisis Management Program at the Institute for Security Policy at Kiel University (ISPK), where he focuses on German Foreign and Security Policy and the role of international and regional organizations in peace and security, with a special focus on crisis and conflict management in Africa. As part of a research project supported by the German Ministry of Defense, Mr. Patz is currently working on an assessment of Germany’s role in the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). Previously, he was a consultant at the Directorate-General (S) for Crisis Prevention, Stabilization and Post-Conflict Reconstruction for Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammarbeit (GIZ).

Christian Patz received his MA in political science at Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel. For his Ph.D. project he examines the prospects and pitfalls of UN cooperation with regional organizations as security providers, particularly in conflict-prone regions of Africa.

Recent Content


Understanding the U.S. from the American-German Situation Room

In early 2018, we spent four weeks as fellows of the American-German Situation Room (AGSR) in Washington, DC and New York City. The objective of our visit to the AGSR …

Christian Patz, Florian Wätzel, AGSR Fellows

AGI is pleased to welcome Christian Patz and Florian Wätzel as AGI/GMF Fellows with the American-German Situation Room in Washington, DC, in January-February 2018. Christian Patz is a researcher and …