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Tatjana Kuhn Russia Europe CIFE

Tatjana Kuhn is research associate and programme manager of the Overseas University Programmes at CIFE. She is conducting her PhD research at the University of Duisburg-Essen (Germany) on the sustainability discourses at UN level (SDGs, CBD and IPBES) and in Kenya through a critical discourse analysis perspective. Tatjana Kuhn’s research interests lie in the controversy between anthropocentric and ecocentric worldviews in the European and African philosophical traditions and their impact on global sustainability strategies and policies. Tatjana Kuhn was work package co-lead in the Horizon 2020 project SEnECA (Strenthening and Energizing EU-Central Asia Relations) and coordinated the PhD Support programme EUCACIS (The EU, Central Asia and the South Caucasus in the International System). She holds a Master’s degree in International and European Relations from Linköping University (Sweden) and a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and English Philology from the University of Mannheim (Germany). Tatjana Kuhn has received research and study scholarships from the International Science Programme at Uppsala University, from the German Academic Exchange Service and from the federal state Baden-Württemberg. Before joining CIFE, Tatjana Kuhn worked at the Berlin Social Science Center (WZB), the Goethe-Institut and at the German Development Cooperation Agency (GIZ) in Sri Lanka.

Language skills: German, English, Russian and basic French

Research interests: Sustainable development strategies, UN SDGs, European Green Deal, global governance transformation, environmental ethics, Central Asian regional politics, value systems in European and African philosophical traditions and their impact on global sustainability strategies and policies    

Selected publications

Jopp, Mathias, Tatjana Kuhn und Janny Schulz (eds.). „Central Asia and the South Caucasus: The EU’s Involvement and Regional Perspectives.” L’Europe en formation 385, no 1 (Summer 2018).  

Kuhn, Tatjana und Julian Plottka. „Wachsendes Interesse an zwei entlegenen Regionen – Zentralasien und der Südkaukasus in der aktuellen Geopolitik.“ integration, no. 4 (Herbst  2017): S. 319-325.

Other publications
Kuhn, Tatjana, Julia Krebs und Giulia Bonacquisti. „SEnECA Stakeholder Analysis: Analysis of Policy-Makers and Stakeholders in the EU.” SEnECA project output published in Dezember 2018. Accessed on 27.07.2021. DOI:

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