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Frieda Ottmann

Frieda is a PhD candidate at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich. Embedded in the Franco-German research project ELEMENT, her thesis examines European political efforts to combat water pollution in the proclaimed name of the environment. In a transnational and global framework, she critically assesses the narrative of the EU and its predecessors as environmental pioneers. Her history-oriented study not only highlights significant achievements, but also explores instances of conflict and failure. This balanced perspective offers invaluable insights and lessons for shaping future environmental policy. She holds an MA in Contemporary History and a BA in History and Political Science, both from LMU Munich. Frieda has volunteered as a tutor for refugees and has been involved in the Berlin-based think-tank Young-Security-Conference. She is passionate about the European project, foreign languages and exploring the world.