Jan Koehler is researcher at Freie Universität Berlin and a founding member of the consultancy company ARC-Berlin. He received his first degree from the Freie Universität Berlin in Social Anthropology and did his PhD in Political Science on institution centred conflict research.

The current focus on Jan’s activities is Afghanistan, Central Asia and the Caucasus region with special emphasis on impact assessments, conflict– and governance context analysis and the capacity building on empirical research methods in those regions.

In addition to research activities, consultancies and teaching Jan has been engaged in photography as part of his ethnographic work and travels.