Jobst Fiedler is Resident Senior Fellow, Professor Emeritus, former Professor of Public and Financial Management and Founding Director of the Executive MPA at the Hertie School of Governance. From 2005-2008 he served as Associate Dean at the School. After his studies of law, economics and political science, Jobst Fiedler worked as research fellow at the Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB); he holds a PhD from the University of Hanover. Beginning in 1980, Fiedler worked in executive positions within the city state of Hamburg and was member of several working groups of the OECD and the EU. He was elected Hanover executive mayor in 1990. In 1996, Jobst Fiedler switched to the private sector and joined Roland Berger Strategy Consultants as managing partner. During his private sector career, Fiedler continued publishing and teaching in the field of public management, a.o. at the University of Potsdam and the Bocconi School of Management in Milan. In 2009, he was visiting professor at the Columbia University of New York, USA.
Stein Kuhnle is Professor of Comparative Politics at the University of Bergen (Norway) and taught as Professor of Comparative Social Policy at the Hertie School of Governance until 2013. He holds a cand. polit. degree from the University of Bergen and has been teaching there as a Professor of Comparative Politics since 1982. He has directed the Department of Comparative Politics for many years. He currently serves as honorary professor at the Centre for Welfare State Research at the University of Southern Denmark, Odense, and as honorary professor at Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China. As visiting scholar and professor, he has done research and given seminars at the University of California, Berkeley, the LSE, the European University Institute in Florence, the University of Mannheim and at the Australian National University in Canberra. [more]
Claus Offe was Professor of Political Sociology at the Hertie School of Governance until 2015. He completed his PhD at the University of Frankfurt and his Habilitation at the University of Konstanz. In Germany, he has held chairs for Political Science and Political Sociology at the Universities of Bielefeld (1975-1989) and Bremen (1989-1995), as well as at the Humboldt-University of Berlin (1995-2005). He has worked as fellow and visiting professor at, among others, the Institutes for Advanced Study in Stanford, Princeton, and the Australian National University as well as Harvard University, the University of California at Berkeley and the New School University, New York.
Ulrich K. Preuß is Emeritus Professor of Law and Politics at the Hertie School of Governance. He holds a JD from Gießen University and worked as Professor for Public Law at the University of Bremen from 1972 to 1996. Since 1996, Preuß has been a Professor of Public Law and Politics at the Freie Universität Berlin. In 1989/90, he co-authored the draft of the constitution as a participant of the Round Table of the German Democratic Republic, and in 1992/93 he advised the Thuringian parliament on the conception of a new constitution. He has taught, among others, at Princeton University, New School University and the University of Chicago. He is on the advisory board of various research institutions and is a member of the Staatsgerichtshof (State Constitutional Court) in Bremen. An overview of Ulrich K. Preuß's publications is available as a PDF for download.