In 2000, Cornelius Adebahr founded “Wirtschaft am Wasserturm” in the Berlin district Prenzlauer Berg, right next to the water tower (Wasserturm) there, Berlin’s oldest. That is how the company’s name came about, which was kept also when moving to a different location.

Excerpt of Cornelius Adebahr’s CV

December 2008
PhD graduation (Dr. rer. pol.) at the Free University Berlin
Doctoral research funded through the "European Foreign and Security Policy Studies" programme of Volkswagen Foundation, Hannover, Compania di San Paolo, Turin, and Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, Stockholm, and executed at the Research Institute of the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP), Berlin (2006-2008).

Since 2005
Associate Professor, Erfurt University
Courses „European Foreign Policy“ and „Project Management“ for students of the international Master of Public Policy (M.P.P.) at the Erfurt School of Public Policy

Since 2003
Team Europe, European Commission
Regular talks and seminars as a member of a European network of independent experts

Postgraduate Programme in International Affairs
Fellow of the one-year professional programme by the Robert Bosch Foundation and the German National Merit Foundation; participation in a "Civilian Crisis Management" course by the European Union.

Project assistant at the Aspen Institute Berlin, and election supervisor for the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Training as Franco-German interpreter and chaperon (Gesellschaft für übernationale Zusammenarbeit - GÜZ, Bonn/Paris)

Long-standing involvement in the international students' association AIESEC, incl. as National Project Director for "AIESEC meets EXPO 2000".

Studies of Political Science/ International Relations, Philosophy, Public Law, and International Economics in Tübingen, Paris and Berlin
Internships in New York, Buenos Aires, and Zagreb
Scholar of the Friedrich-Naumann-Foundation.

Membership (selection)
German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP)
TRANSFUSE Association, a network of young professionals from Southeastern Europe, Broader Europe and the United State
German Association for Political Science (DVPW)

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