As a fully qualified German lawyer with diverse experiences in national institutions, Andreas Wendl is now aiming to further his academic career at the Fletcher School by specializing in international environmental law and international dispute resolution. In Berlin, he has passed both legal state exams with distinction. Over the course of his studies of law, he has focused on international business and corporate law.
Moreover, he was able to gain first-hand knowledge of political decision making through his work experience in three different Federal German ministries. At the Federal Ministry of Consumer Protection Andreas wrote speeches for the federal minister and was involved in daily debates and political proceedings. At the German Embassy in Athens, he became familiar with the varied day-to-day business of international diplomacy. Finally, he had the chance to work for the Federal Ministry for the Environment at the Department of International Climate Protection.
Only recently he returned from a research project on orangutans in Borneo, which reconfirmed his belief that climate change is a key political and legal challenge, now and in the future. Most parts of the rainforest in Borneo are already lost to the monoculture of palm oil plantations, and even more protected areas have been officially released to be chopped down by local authorities.