The Bulletin Podcast #01: Interview with Prof. Dr. Patrick Mello

Maria Brackin
Patrick Mello

Dear readers (and now also listeners),

We are very proud to bring you The Bulletin Podcast.
The podcast’s goal is to interview the fascinating students and researchers of the Brandt School and hear experiences and voices from all over the world.

In the very first episode, our host Maria Brackin interviews Dr. Patrick Mello, the Interim Professor for Public Policy at the Brandt School. They discussed his research, publications, and much more.

Patrick A. Mello is currently covering for the Franz Haniel Professorship for Public Policy. He is also a Research and Teaching Associate at the Chair of European and Global Governance at the Bavarian School of Public Policy at the Technical University of Munich. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Humboldt University Berlin and held a Post-Doc position at the Technical University of Dresden from 2012 to 2016.

His substantive research focuses on foreign policy analysis and international security with an emphasis on the domestic sources of foreign policy and democratic conflict behavior. He also works on comparative and qualitative research methods, especially fuzzy-set QCA

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| Maria Brackin

Maria Brackin is an MPP candidate at the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy, specializing in Political Economy and International Relations. Prior to this, she was Investment Administrator for fund managers Amati Global Investors in Edinburgh. Her previous policy experience includes a position as Development Worker for Communication Forum Scotland, in collaboration with the Centre for Scottish Public Policy. Maria gained a BA with honors in Philosophy from Northwestern University and an MSc in Philosophy from the University of Edinburgh. Her previous research, generously funded by the Saint Andrews Society of the State of New York, focused on the epistemology of testimony and organizational applications of social epistemology. She holds the Investment Management Certificate (IMC) from the CFA Institute UK.