Annika Elena Poppe
Dr Annika Elena Poppe is a political scientist and has served as coordinator of the EDP Network from May 2015 until April 2019. She was Project Director and Senior Researcher at the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt‘s (PRIF) department “Intrastate Conflict”. Her research focuses on international democracy promotion, normative and political change, US foreign policy, and the US-Egyptian relationship. Annika has had academic training in Political Science and American Studies at Goethe University Frankfurt and in U.S. History at the American University, Washington DC. In 2011, she spent a semester as a visiting researcher at the Department of Government at Georgetown University.
In 2015, Annika submitted and defended her dissertation on “U.S. democracy promotion after the Cold War: Stability, basic premises, and policy towards Egypt” at Goethe University, and has since begun to focus more generally on the global phenomenon of “closing space” and thus on the increasing restrictions on civil society support. Her most recent publications include Harmony and Resilience: US Democracy Promotion’s Basic Premises (in: Foreign Policy Analysis (2019) 0, 1-18) and Responding to Closing Civic Space: Recent Experiences from Three Global Initiatives (CSIS Human Rights Initiative Report (December 2018), Washington: Center for Strategic and International Studies, with Fabian Hetz).
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