Carla Maria Fischer was born on March 24th 1997 in Munich, Germany as the daughter of two pharmacists. She attended the Kurt Huber Grammar School for eight years where she graduated in June 2015. There she was the president of the “Politik und Zeitgeschichte” club for four years, organizing trips to the parliaments in Berlin and Strasburg and giving speeches at the annual memorial walks to the concentration camp Dachau.
Since October 2015, Ms. Fisher is a student at the University of Erfurt for International Relations and History. She is a member of the student council for both her majors and an academic tutor for her fellow students in Modern History. Ms. Fischer speaks 5 languages, among them German, French, Croatian, English and Latin, and she is currently studying Italian and Arabic

Project Summary

The project focuses on the historical perception of a man who grew up in a rapidly changing political and cultural society and later became one of America’s most famous presidents. How did such a man look on history, what inspired him and what role did it play in his later political career? The project will take a closer look at Woodrow Wilson’s understanding of history prior to his presidency. The first part will distinguish if there was a development from his conception as a student to being a professor at the University of Princeton and examine whether his historical position reflected a general opinion of his time or if it rather represented a minority.
The second part will portray the Philippines as an example of Wilson’s understanding of history and apply the concepts of the first part to the Philippian struggle of Independence.