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Julian Hettihewa

Visiting Student;

Julian is a Visiting Student at the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing from 25 April 2021 to 12 March 2022.

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 elderly people for conceptual and normative problems in research on youth in international law.

He is currently 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 is 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 holds a lectureship at Humboldt-Universität Berlin.

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