Ulrike Graalfs, M.A./ Master de Recherche, studied International Relations at the Universitie of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia (B.A.). Subsequently she graduated within a Dual Degree Masters Program of the University of Potsdam, the Humboldt University and the Free University of Berlin with the Sciences Po Paris (IEP). Currently she is working as „Director, Public and Economic Policy“ at the American Academy in Berlin. She is also a fellow of the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies (GFSIS). Since winter term 2009/2010 she is graduating within the framework of CREES.
Her dissertation topic deals with the international mediation of the Georgian/Abkhazian conflict.