Pierre Thielbörger is Professor of German Public Law and International Law, with a focus on International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict, at the Ruhr University Bochum. He is also Executive Director of the Institute for the International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV) in Bochum. He holds degrees in law, journalism and public policy from the universities of Hamburg and Harvard as well as a PhD in international law from the European University Institute in Florence. He also studied at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and at McGill University, Montréal. He is co-editor of the peer-reviewed journals "Journal of International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict" ("Humanitäres Völkerecht") and the "Journal of International Peace and Organization" ("Die Friedens-Warte"). He is also Chairman of the General Assembly of the Europe-wide "Network on Humanitarian Action" (NOHA) as well as the co-convener of the interest group on human rights at the European Society of International Law (ESIL).
At the Hertie School, Pierre teaches the core course in ‘Law and Governance’ in the MPP programme. He also co-coaches the Hertie School’s moot court team in the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition.