Join us, visit CBIE

CBIE hosts visitors throughout the year. These visitors are graduate and post graduate researchers who join us for a few weeks to a year in order to share research, participate in our seminars and workshops and develop collaborative relationships with fellow scholars. In most cases, CBIE can offer office space and some administrative support (but no funding). If you are interested, send an inquiry to Marco Janssen at

Meet one of our recent visitors, Beril Ocaklı

Beril Ocaklı is a doctoral researcher at the Integrative Research Institute on Transformations of Human-Environment Systems (IRI THESys) of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany. In her research, she explores conflict and cooperation in coupled social-ecological systems. Empirically she traces institutional drivers of persisting conflict in the Kyrgyz mining sector in Central Asia. She draws on more than 10 years of professional experience at the interface between the German industry and development cooperation. Beril holds a BA degree in International Economics from the Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary and attained her MSc degree in Development Studies at the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK.