Jan-David accompanies the Global Scholarly Dialogue Programme as a project manager. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a master’s degree in Latin American Studies from the FU Berlin. As part of his master’s thesis, he researched discourses on international solidarity from a postcolonial and feminist perspective. In his research, his goal was to analyze the inherent power structures which manifested in the solidarity discourse(s) of an international trade union training programme, where he himself had worked for three years. Before and during his studies he lived for longer periods in Argentina, Brazil, and Spain. In his work and activism he is frequently engaged in educational programmes in different contexts. His research interests include theories of solidarity, renewal of the (transnational) trade union movement, postcolonial theories, queer and gender studies, and of course counter-strategies to authoritarianism.