Dr. Thomas Fröhlich is a DAAD/AGI Research Fellow from September to November, 2021. Dr. Fröhlich currently holds a prestigious ESRC postdoctoral fellowship at the Department of War Studies at King’s College London. His research examines the intersection between climate change mitigation, the global deployment of low-carbon energy, geopolitics, and international relations theory. His PhD analyzed Brazil’s international ethanol strategy and its attempts to create a global market for biofuels. The related book will be published during his tenure at AGI.
At AGI, Dr. Fröhlich will work on a comparative study of the coal phase-out in West Virginia and the Lusatia region in Eastern Germany. The focus of this work is to better understand the local effects of this structural change and how to best support affected communities in overcoming the related hurdles. With the transatlantic knowledge exchange in mind, Dr. Fröhlich will collect a set of best practices and lessons learned to enable policy learning between the US and Germany.
The DAAD/AGI Research Fellowship is supported by the DAAD with funds from the Federal Foreign Office.
Phasing Out Coal in Germany and Appalachia
Lessons Learned from Similar Experiences? The UN Climate Summit in Glasgow, known as COP 26, was held in November 2021, and it again showed that the world continues to face …
The Decline of the Political Center in Germany
Where Good Candidates Can Make a Difference The 2021 elections of the German Bundestag will define the immediate post-Merkel era. In this project on German federal elections, we analyze the …
Thomas Fröhlich, DAAD/AGI Research Fellow
AGI is pleased to welcome Thomas Fröhlich as a DAAD/AGI Research Fellow from September to November 2021. Dr. Fröhlich currently holds a prestigious ESRC postdoctoral fellowship at the Department of …