Malte Vifhues

Currently, Malte is a B.A. student in political sciences at the Institute for Political Studies in Paris. He joined CRRC’s fellowship program in February 2010 as part of his undergraduate studies.

Prior to that, he worked for a year on solar energy projects in Burkina Faso, in which he is still actively engaged today. Malte is involved in different social projects both at home and abroad. Amongst others, he helped to set up an educational center in rural Morocco and organized an annual music festival and a monthly parlour game club for young people in his hometown in Northern Germany. He has done internships at the Aspen Institute Germany and the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies.

In addition to his native German, he speaks French, English and studies Russian. His research interests include the nexus between energy politics, democracy and social policy, and the transformation process in the CIS countries.