Witte and Janik join DOC Research Team


DOC Research Institute (“DOC”, or the “Institute”), has appointed two junior researchers. Klemens Witte and Maya Janik join the DOC Research Team.

Klemens Witte will work as a Research Associate and is specifically interested in economic questions and international relations. He holds a Master degree in Political Science and Intercultural Communication (Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg), a second Master degree in Baltic Sea Studies (Södertörns University College/Stockholm) and a postgraduate LL.M. in International Economic Law (Southwest-University for Political Science and Law/Chongqing and Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg).

Beyond that Klemens gained international experience in different universities in Kazan, Moscow, Kaliningrad, Minsk and Beijing. He furthermore has among others work experience within the field of internationalization and education as a desk officer from Swedish ministries.  „Joining the Dialogue of Civilizations means to me, that I can work on topics I am really interested in. I am very excited about my role and want to deepen my experience in research especially when it comes to alternative  economic models. I look forward to play an active part in the further development of the DOC and to acquaint policy-makers with DOC´s research and solutions for pressing questions of our time.“ states Klemens Witte. Klemens speaks German, English, Swedish, Russian and Chinese.

Maya Janik joins as a Research Assistant at the DOC. She graduated summa cum laude with a Master of Political Science from the University of Vienna, specialising in international security. Since October 2015, she has studied International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science, with a focus on conflict and peacebuilding in the post-Soviet region, European security, and strategic studies. Maya Janik said: “Working at the DOC Research Institute gives me the opportunity to deepen my understanding of international affairs, including East-West relations, which I will focus on. Combining my academic experience with my new assignment at the DOC will give me great personal experience. At the same time, I bring new approaches and fresh ideas to this international organisation.” Maya is experienced in analysing international affairs issues and assisting in academic work. She speaks German, Polish, English, French, Russian and Spanish.

DOC CEO Pooran Chandra Pandey added: “I am very glad to have these two young researchers on board. They combine scientific methodology, relevant knowledge, and needed expertise and are a great asset to our Research Department.”