Press release

Hertie School’s Master of Public Policy: A leader in Europe

A group of almost 120 young leaders from around the world will start the Master of Public Policy (MPP) at the Hertie School in September 2011.

Berlin, 2 September 2011 – A group of almost 120 young leaders from around the world will start the Master of Public Policy (MPP) at the Hertie School in September 2011. With this incoming cohort the Hertie School, which was established in 2003, has concluded its growth phase earlier than planned. “The MPP is now one of the biggest Public Policy programmes in Europe and has established itself in a top niveau internationally as well,” said Hertie School Dean, Prof. Helmut K. Anheier, PhD. This two-year master programme is characterized by an international, interdisciplinary approach with a strong practice-orientation. MPP graduates pursue careers as leaders in the public, private and civil society sectors. Half of this year’s incoming MPP class hail from Germany, a third from North and South America and the others from across the globe.

The Executive Master of Public Management for experienced professionals has 26 graduates in 2011 and an incoming class of 22 for the new academic year. The Hertie School’s Executive Seminars and Certificates have expanded substantially with over 100 participants per year.

The Hertie School’s faculty is also expanding in the Academic Year 2011/12. The newly established Radbruch-Kantorowicz Visiting Professor title has been conferred to Joseph H.H Weiler, one of the most influential academics in the field of International and European Law. Weiler is University Professor at NYU, serves as the Joseph Straus Professor of Law and holds the European Union Jean Monnet Chair at NYU School of Law. In addition to being the director of NYU’s Jean Monnet Center for International and Regional Economic Law and Justice, he is affiliated with a number of international universities and organizations. Weiler’s research focuses on issues of European integration, globalization and democracy. As of September 2011 he will join the Hertie School as Radbruch-Kantorowicz Visiting Professor. Professor Weiler is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of International Law and the International Journal of Constitutional Law. His recent publications include Un’Europa Cristiana and The Constitution of Europe, both translated into many languages.

Professor Weiler is also the keynote speaker at the official Opening of the Academic Year today (2 September) at the Hertie School. His speech is entitled, „The Political and Legal DNA of the Union and the Current European Crisis“.

The Hertie School will also host various prominent guest professors including Burkard Eberlein, Professor of Public Policy at the Schulich School of Business, York University in Toronto, Canada, Michael C. Herron, Professor in the Department of Government at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, USA, as well as William R. Clark from the University of Michigan, who will also be involved in the establishment of the Fiscal Governance Centre at the Hertie School. It is also planned that four further professorships, including the ]init[ AG Professor for E-Governance and Innovation, will be filled in 2012.

Professor J.H.H. Weiler’s keynote address can be downloaded here.