Elisabeth Winter is a PhD candidate in International Relations at the Berlin Graduate School for Transnational Studies (BTS), a joint program of Freie Universität Berlin, Hertie School of Governance, and WZB Berlin Social Science Center. Elisabeth’s research centers on international trade policy and the concept of economic statecraft. In her dissertation, she explores the implications of security interests on the design of preferential trade agreements. Related research interests are EU and US foreign trade policy, global trade governance, and transatlantic relations.
After finishing a BA in International Socio-Economics in Nuremberg, Elisabeth graduated in North American Studies from Freie Universität Berlin, specializing in US foreign politics and economics. She also studied Political Science as an exchange student at Indiana University and interviewed trade experts for her Master’s thesis in Washington, DC. In Winter 2016, Elisabeth returned to the US capital as a Visiting Junior Researcher at Georgetown University’s Center for German and European Studies. She taught a course on international trade politics at the Otto Suhr Institute of Political Science at the Freie Universität Berlin.