Benjamin Heidrich


Benjamin Heidrich works in MECAM’s science and project management team and is particularly responsible for coordinating tasks (e.g. in the areas of fellow selection, controlling, reporting and event organization). As a former employee of the Leuphana University Lüneburg, the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg and the Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient (ZMO) in Berlin, he has extensive experience in science administration as well as in research and teaching. As a doctoral candidate in the field of (Political) Geography, he is also investigating the role of imagined (state and non-state) orders of the future in the context of state fragmentation in Syria.

Coordination Office

MECAM established a coordination office based in Tunis. The office provides operational support in four related work areas, namely management, infrastructure and administration, network and communication, and academic activities. It is comprised of an academic coordinator, a research coordinator, a project coordinator and a student assistant.