Laurenz Scheunemann

I am a MSc candidate in ‘Evidence-Based Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation’, member of Linacre College and scholar of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung. Before the inter-disciplinary and evidence-focused approach of this program drew me to Oxford, I completed a B.A. in ‘Politics and Public Administration‘ as well as a B.Sc. in ‘Psychology’ at the University of Konstanz, Germany. In the course of this study I studied for an exchange semester at the University of Tel Aviv on a scholarship by the Kurt Lion Stiftung. Originally captivated by the intricacies of International Relations, peace and conflict studies, my interest was soon drawn to the psychological mechanisms underpinning all political processes. I am particularly passionate about all things Behavioural and how psychological insights can be used to better understand and alter people’s perceptions and behaviour regarding some of the biggest political and societal challenges of our time such as populism, climate change, violence and social (in)justice.