Nils Wörmer has obtained his degree in political science and Islamic studies in 2005, after studying at the Helmut Schmidt University of the German Federal Armed Forces and the University of Hamburg (Germany).
He was in charge of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung’s Afghanistan program in Kabul for two years. He arrived there with extensive knowledge of the country due to his time as a Senior Associate in the Middle East and North Africa Division of the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, SWP).
Nils Wörmer headed KAS’s Syria and Iraq office since September 2015, which was established under his management. He is also in charge of projects based in Baghdad, Erbil and Sulimaniyah.