Christian König is an Analyst in the Climate Diplomacy team. He works on the impacts of climate change on international security and contributes to foreign and security policy responses to climate change through dialogue, analysis, and training.
Christian is one of the authors of the 10 Insights on Climate Impacts and Peace, and has written on the impact of COVID-19 on climate-security risks in Spreading Disease, Spreading Conflict? COVID-19, Climate Change and Security Risks. He was one of the organisers of adelphi’s flagship conference on climate change and security, the Berlin Climate and Security Conference 2020. Christian started out at adelphi as a Project Assistant, arranging regional dialogue formats with partner organisations in North Africa, the Sahel region, and East Africa. He also supported the drafting of political recommendations and background analyses. Prior to joining adelphi, Christian was active in the International Development Network of the fellows&friends programme of the Hertie Foundation and enabled professional exchange on topics such as adaptive social policy or gender mainstreaming in humanitarian and development cooperations. He has gained relevant experience in designing formats for political dialogue in cooperation with the Initiative Offene Gesellschaft (Open Society Initiative). As a freelance rhetorics trainer he designs workshops and online seminars.
Christian graduated from the University of Warwick with a Bachelor of Arts and Science in Politics, International Studies and Global Sustainable Development. During his studies, he focused on factors influencing political processes in the context of sustainable development and conducted research on the role of residents in an English smart city strategy for his undergraduate thesis. Christian is an alumnus of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation.