I’m very happy to report that Sophia Hiss was awarded the Erasmus Prize of the University College Freiburg (UCF) on June 21 for her brilliant, innovative Freiburg Islamic Studies BA-thesis on the relationship between climate change and the Syrian civil war. Many congrats, Sophia – it was a privilege to act as your supervisor!

(In the image, you find Prof. Kerstin Krieglstein, rector of the Albert-Ludwigs-Universit├Ąt Freiburg, to our left – to the right is Prof. Hans-Joachim Gehrke, head of the UCF – Photo Credits: Patrick Seeger):