People Feature

Florian Brunner

MPhil in International Relations

I joined Nuffield as an MPhil student in International Relations in 2022. Currently, I am co-authoring a first paper with Eugénia da Conceição-Heldt, which investigates the establishment of the WHO Foundation, a private foundation outside the WHO's formal governing bodies, in May 2020. I am generally interested in research on the governance and funding of international organisations, gender and feminist thinking, and political and international theory.

Prior to the MPhil, I completed a BSc in Political Science at the Technical University of Munich, including an Erasmus+ semester at Sciences Po Paris. In parallel, I completed a BA in Romance Philology and Economics at LMU Munich. During my undergraduate studies, I worked as a research assistant for the Chair of European and Global Governance and interned with the Permanent Representation of Germany to the EU.

Besides my studies, I am passionately committed to promoting equality of opportunities in higher education, including in Team Germany of Project Access and as Equality Representative at Nuffield College. Furthermore, I am a mediocre but passionate trombonist in several groups, including Green Templeton College Bigband and Musikkapelle Altötting e.V. At several occasions, I have also performed as a satirist and parodist (esp. of Bavarian politicians, book me!).

Florian Brunner