Bernhard Knoll-Tudor is Director of Executive Education and Adjunct Faculty at the Hertie School. As Director of Executive Education, Bernhard develops strategic partnerships and establishes high-level working contacts with INGOs, government bodies, IOs, foundations and think tanks globally. As Adjunct Faculty, he teaches public international law as well as skills courses. He chairs the boards of the Recharging Advocacy for Rights in Europe (RARE) and the EU-funded STARLIGHT projects. He steers the Armenia-Azerbaijan Economic Connectivity Dialogue Series as well as the EC-funded Support to Human Rights in Georgia project. Before joining the Hertie School, Bernhard served as director of the Global Policy Academy at Central European University, Budapest. He worked for ten years for the Organization for Security and Co-operation (OSCE), an international organisation devoted to “hard” security as well as to human rights diplomacy, where he was involved in policy design and mission management. He has held positions at the European Union Monitoring Mission (Sarajevo), the United Nations Administration Mission in Kosovo (Prishtina), the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Vienna) as well as with the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR, Warsaw).
Bernhard earned a master’s degree in law at the University of Vienna and an MA in international relations and economics from Johns Hopkins/SAIS with a focus on IR theory (Bologna, Italy, and Washington, DC). He obtained his PhD from the European University Institute (Florence) and is the author of "Legal Status of Territories Subject to Administration of International Organisations" (Cambridge University Press, 2008).