The hbs is happy to welcome its new IPPI Fellow as part of the foundation's work in the area of German-Israeli dialog on international security. The Fellowship is run in cooperation with the Israel Public Policy Institute (IPPI) and the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) on the theme "Rethinking Security in the 21st Century - German-Israeli Perspectives".
As part of the Fellowship program, Lucia will conduct research on the topic of human security in the context of forced migration with a focus on the case study of human trafficking in the Sinai peninsula.
Her research explores both the failures of traditional security regimes and the responses of transnational migrant communities in the Sinai case, looking at potential alternative approaches to dominant state-centred perspectives on human security. Her work aims at generating new and innovative insights on the protection of migrants' human rights and providing recommendations for policy-makers in the face of refugee crises around the world. In the framework of her research, Lucia looks at Israel's role in the Sinai case and Germany's policy in the current European refugee context in order to draw both on best practices and shortcomings. Consequently, the aim of the research is to derive policy recommendations for cooperation between the two countries when dealing with forced migration.
The research builds upon fieldwork that Lucia previously conducted with survivors of human trafficking and refugee organizations in Tel Aviv.