Nikolas works as Project Manager in the areas of climate, security and adaptation. He supports the development of a practical guideline how climate adaptation measures could be structured to promote both climate resilience and peace in conflict-ridden areas.
Nikolas possess comprehensive knowledge in designing and implementing research projects as well as in event management. He is an expert in qualitative comparative policy analysis and has profound experiences in compiling, analysing and presenting complex information for various target groups.
While working at adelphi, Nikolas is completing his PhD on climate risk insurances at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin. His doctoral thesis focuses on functioning and history of different regional insurance initiatives for extreme weather events, such as cyclones, droughts and floods. Building on his research, which included a research stay at the London School of Economics in the UK, Nikolas possess profound knowledge of current challenges facing the development of climate risk insurances.
Before joining adelphi Nikolas was Research Associate at the Dahrendorf Forum, a joint initiative of the Hertie School, the London School of Economics and Stiftung Mercator to promote research and open debate on Europe's key challenges. During this time he organised various events on key challenges structuring the EU-MENA relations. Based on these findings and together with colleagues from the Helmut Schmidt University in Hamburg, he is currently co-editing a volume on“Fortress Europe? Challenges and Failures of Migration and Asylum Policies” (VS Springer). Nikolas gained further work experience at the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) and the German Parliament.
Nikolas completed a master’s degree in International Relations at the University of Warwick in the UK, focusing on security and finance politics. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in Governance and Public Policy at the University of Passau.