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Julian Hettihewa

Visiting Student

Julian was a Visiting Student at the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing from 25 April 2021 to 31 December 2023.

He is based as a Doctoral Student and Research Assistant at the Institute for Public International Law, University of Bonn, where he also teaches German constitutional law. His research focusses on the relationship between international law and youth. During his time at the OIPA, he wants to deduct possible conclusions from research on old age for conceptual and normative problems in research on youth in international law. He was awarded a scholarship of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) for his research stay.

For the summer term 2021 he was Co-Chair of the research group “Youth, Peace and Security – Analysing the reception of youth delegates’ speeches by the UN Security Council” located at Freie Universität Berlin. The research group was affiliated with his doctoral research project and funded by the Berlin University Alliance in context of the German Excellence Strategy. Within this framework, he also held a lectureship at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. A result of the research group is the research tool Youth Delegate Search which is supported by the UN Dag Hammarskjöld Library.

Julian studied law at Freie Universität Berlin and the University of Westminster in London and passed his first state exam in 2020.