Katharina Hermann joined CISAC as research assistant to Phil Taubman in September 2016. She will assist Phil with his George P. Shultz biography project. Katharina earned a Master’s in Advanced International Studies from the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna. Her Master’s thesis was about the governance of non-state actors, focusing on Lebanon as a case study. During a quarter at Stanford’s International Policy Studies Program, as an exchange student, she studied national security affairs. As an undergraduate at the Vienna University of Economics and Business, where she received her Bachelor’s degree, she majored in international business administration and studied abroad for a semester at the University of Sydney in Australia. She has worked in internships at the Commercial Section of the Austrian Embassy in Paris, the Austrian Embassy in Brussels and at the KPMG Public Governance and Government Institute in Berlin. Moreover, she has worked as conference short-term staff for the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization in Vienna and the United Nations Office in Vienna. Katharina has research and writing experience in the fields of international relations, diplomatic history, international economics, European history, and Middle East politics. She is fluent in German, English and French.