​Franca König

​Intern, Global Governance Program

Franca König served as the intern for the Global Governance program in Autumn/Winter 2015. She has a background in international relations and security politics. After finishing her B.A. in European Studies at Maastricht University in 2014, she obtained an M.Sc. in Global Governance and Diplomacy at the University of Oxford. As part of the Maastricht University Honour’s Programme and faculty research, Franca has authored papers on transatlantic risk governance and European foreign policy. She wrote her Master’s dissertation on global health and pandemic crisis management.

Franca has previously worked for the German Permanent Missions to the United Nations Office and the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva, where she gained insights into both routine diplomacy during the regular workings of UN bodies and IOs, as well as crisis diplomacy during the E3+3 talks concerning Iran’s nuclear program.

Recent Work