Stella Schaller
Master in Development Studies
Research Analyst

Stella Schaller is a Research Analyst working at adelphi on the topic of climate diplomacy. She is supporting the development of innovative public diplomacy instruments such as new information and dialogue formats for foreign policy actors. She also oversees the Environment, Conflict and Cooperation (ECC) knowledge platform.

Prior to joining adelphi, Stella amassed practical experience in international organisations and development cooperation. For her master’s thesis, she developed a multi-dimensional analytical framework and investigated the sustainability of a bio-energy project in the Himalayas. She was responsible for organising inter-parliamentary exchange events as part of her position at the Secretariat of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in Geneva.

In addition, she was commissioned by the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) to look into the extent to which crowdfunding might be useful for financing sustainable development.

As a result of her work on diverse research projects and stays abroad, Stella commands regional competencies covering India and Haiti. Alongside solid methodological skills in quantitative and qualitative data collection and assessment, she is experienced in developing and designing information and communications products, and in event management.   

Stella completed a master’s degree in Development and Sustainability at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. In the course of her studies she worked intensively on the topics of energy, environmental policy and ecology, and sustainable development in developing countries. She previously completed a bachelor’s degree in media and communications with a minor in political science at the Universität Hamburg. She was supported by a scholarship from the Graduate Institute.  

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