Julian Lehmann is a project manager at the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) in Berlin, working on human rights diplomacy and refugee protection. His interests and expertise lie at the interface between law and policy in the areas of migration and human rights promotion.

Before joining GPPi, Julian worked as a protection consultant for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in the Morocco office. As a freelance consultant, he authored studies for the International Institute of Human Rights in Strasbourg and for the European Council on Refugees and Exiles.

Julian is nearing the completion of his doctoral project on home state protection in EU asylum law, supervised at the Dresden University of Technology, Germany. He was a Grotius Research Scholar at the University of Michigan in 2012 as well as a visiting scholar at the University of Lund in 2014. He holds a master’s degree in international human rights law from the University of Essex and a bachelor’s degree in international relations from the Dresden University of Technology.