Alexander Graser is a Fellow at the Hertie School. He is Professor of Public Law and Policy at the University of Regensburg. From 2006 until 2011, he was Professor of Comparative Public Law and Social Policy at the Hertie School. Previously, he was a research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Social Law in Munich from 1997 until 2006. He was awarded the Max Planck Society's Otto-Hahn Medal for outstanding achievements by young scholars in 2001 and the Bavarian prize for the advancement of postdoctoral theses (Bayerischer Habilitationsförderpreis) in 2003. He holds holds degrees from the Oxford University and Harvard Law School and obtained his doctorate and his postdoctoral lecture qualification for the fields of public law, comparative law, legal sociology and theory from the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU Munich).