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Dr. Jenniver Sehring


Dr. Jenniver Sehring

MA (Political Science and Social Anthropology)

Dr Jenniver Sehring joined Ecologic Institute in 2011 as an Associate. Her areas of expertise include climate change, international water politics and water governance. At Ecologic Institute, she worked on consultancy and research projects on the implementation of REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation) and regional water cooperation in Central Asia. Dr Jenniver Sehring works in English and German, has good knowledge of Russian and Dutch, and working knowledge of French.

As a political scientist with specialization in comparative policy analysis and international relations, Dr Jenniver Sehring has been working and researching for ten years on environment, water, energy and climate change in Central Asia. In her dissertation, she analyzed the politics of water institutional reforms in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.

Before joining Ecologic Institute, Dr Jenniver Sehring was Political Adviser for Water Affairs to the Special Representative for Central Asia of the European Union (EU) from 2009 to 2011. Previously, she worked at several universities. At the Centre for International Development and Environmental Research (ZEU) of the University of Giessen (Germany), she took part in an interdisciplinary project on water shortage, water management and water conflicts in Central Asia. Afterwards, she was a research assistant at the Institute of Political Science of the FernUniversität in Hagen (Germany). She was subsequently appointed assistant professor at the Institute of Political Science and Social Research (IPS) of the Julius-Maximilian University of Würzburg (Germany). In addition, Dr Jenniver Sehring was from 2007 to 2009 editorial assistant of the journal "Zeitschrift für Vergleichende Politikwissenschaft / Comparative Governance and Politics" and is a reviewer for international scientific journals.

Dr Jenniver Sehring studied Political Science and Social Anthropology at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (Germany) and completed her PhD in 2008 at the FernUniverstät in Hagen.