Christine Landfried is Professor emerita of Political Science at the University of Hamburg and Senior Fellow at the Hertie School. From 2014 until 2016 she held the Max Weber Chair at NYU, and for the academic year 2016 to 2017 she was Senior Emile Noël Fellow at NYU School of Law. Since 2016 she has chaired the Advisory Board of the Social Science Research Centre Berlin (WZB). She has taught at Sciences Po, the University of California at Berkeley and at Yale Law School. She analyses the political role of constitutional courts, the impact of campaign finance on democratic governance and the process of European integration. With her work on the European Union she aims at exploring the conditions that allow to enhance the potential of cultural, economic, and political difference for governance beyond the nation state.