Pierre Thielbörger is Professor of German Public Law and International Law, especially 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. Pierre 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 University, Berlin, and at McGill University, Montréal. His main areas of research expertise include public international law, human rights law, law and governance of climate change, international criminal law, and the law of peace and armed conflict.
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.