With a background in International Studies and Global Development, Mathias has experience doing social work among vulnerable groups of refugees and working with academic researchers. Mathias takes a special interest in dynamics of state formation and state failure, and is particularly interested in research on Kurdish minorities.



Mathias Bak has extensive experience in working in: Iran, Iraq, Kurdistan, and Turkey. Major areas of expertise include: Analysis & research, Capacity assessments and development, Conflict, situation and political economy analysis, and Engaging marginalized groups