Maximiliane Linde holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Religious Studies from the University of Münster and is the founder and current head of the programme “Religion and Foreign Politics” at Polis180, a Grassroots-Think-Tank on European and Foreign Affairs. She is studying International Relations in Berlin. Her academic focus lies on peace and conflict studies, peacebuilding and international conflict resolution, gender as a category of analysis and the role of religion in international relations. Her studies are supported by the Heinrich Böll Foundation.
She was a participant of the DialoguePerspectives for two years and started working as a freelancer for the programme in 2019. She further gained practical experience on the intersection of religion and politics as an intern at the division Religion & Foreign Policy at the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin.
˝The programme makes possible something that is all too rare in our society these days: speaking and having discussions across borders, not about each other, but with each other. That can be a hard slog at times, but at the same time the format makes space for follow-up questions and deeper conversations that are only possible through trust on all sides.
Felix, DialoguePerspectives participant