Tim Kucharzewski was born in Cologne, Germany and is currently a Ph.D. candiate in the field of historic conflict studies at the University of Potsdam, supervised by the renowned Prof. Sönke Neitzel. Besides his academic research work he also gives professional seminars on the topics of democracy, parliament, the European Union and other at institutions like the parliament of Brandenburg.
The lion´s share of these seminars is directed at adolescents and young adults. He has also supervised international language school groups, which were likewise provided for this target audience, and worked at various conferences and trade fairs.
Tim wrote his Masters’ thesis on the topic “The Inhuman Condition. Systematic Terror in Military Campaigns” in “Military Studies” also at the University of Potsdam. Before that he received his degree in History and Anglistics/Americanistics at the Friedrich-Wilhelms-University Bonn. He contributed to public academic lecture series, has been awarded scholarships from the EU and spoke on BBC World Radio about Security Politics and Dealing with the Past. Already during his schooldays he organized charity concerts for Mali, Africa. At a student congress in Nice in 2014 he won an award for rhetoric, handed over by the ICC president Sang-Hyun Song.
During his academic career he time and again engaged with the concepts of terror, political violence, war crimes, crimes against humanity and the way they are dealt with in the aftermath. His research and studies of these concepts have brought him to post-conflict regions, conferences and seminars around the world, including the former Yugoslavia, Georgia and the Ukraine.
After a large student congress in Bucharest in 2013, he developed an interest in the country and its history. He recognized a great motivation for political activity among the young people there, which often seemed to get to little encouragement.