Origin: Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
Fellowship: Research Fellow

Ivan Capriles is a doctoral candidate in political science at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, researching on autonomy and control dynamics in national oil industries. He did a Master of Public Policy at the Hertie School of Governance and undergraduate studies in International Relations at Lancaster University. He obtained an International Baccalaureate from the United World College of Hong Kong.

He has dealt with international rule of law themes through his rapporteur work for the Berlin Conferences of International Rule of Law Practitioners I and II at the Bosch Academy and his participation as rapporteur and fellow at the Salzburg Global Seminar´s 3rd Global LGBT Forum on Human Rights and Social Cohesion.

Energy politics is a field of interest for which he engaged in experiences such as an internship at the Venezuelan embassy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, work at the Venezuelan petroleum ministry´s unit of international affairs, technical training on crude processing and volunteering in an oil refinery´s shanty town social support project in central Venezuela.

He has done field research and internships on themes such as post-tsunami housing reconstruction (World Bank, Banda Aceh, Indonesia), fragile states (Center for International Governance Innovation, Waterloo, Canada) and strategic planning (Venezuelan Embassy, Berlin, Germany). He presented a paper on coup d’états at the LASA Conference 2013 (Washington DC, USA) and written articles on Latin America´s megacities for Schlosssplatz 3 and Venezuelan politics for "Matices: Zeitschrift zu Lateinamerika, Spanien und Portugal". Other fields of interest include scenarios, futures studies and digitalization.


Last updated: 2016