Extended Faculty

The following members of the Hertie School's Extended Faculty regularly teach in the School's Graduate Programmes including the Master of Public Policy and Master of International Affairs, as well as in Executive Education programmes including the Executive Master of Public Administration:

Dr. László Andor | Mercator Senior Fellow
Dr. László  Andor

László Andor served as EU Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion from 2010-2014. Between 2005 and 2010, he was a member of the board of directors at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, representing Hungary, the Czech Republic, the Slovak Republic and Croatia. Previous to this, he was adviser for the Prime Minister's Office in Hungary (2003-2005). Andor holds a degree in Economic Sciences from Karl Marx (now Corvinus) University as well as an MA in Development Economics from the University of Manchester. During his studies, he spent time at George Washington University, King’s College London, and the Dutch Royal Academy of Sciences. He earned his Ph.D. at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. He has been Associate Professor at the Department of Economic Policy (Corvinus University of Budapest) since 2000. He has also taught at Rutgers University. Between 1993 and 2005, he was editor-in-chief of the quarterly social science journal Eszmélet. He was also a regular columnist for the weekly business magazine Figyelő and the daily Népszava. He has authored, edited or co-edited a dozen books in Hungary. He also worked as an adviser for the World Bank on SAPRI (Structural Adjustment Participatory Review Initiative). Since 1998, he has been member of the trustees of the European Studies Foundation in Budapest. Andor was awarded Doctor Honoris Causa at Sofia University of National and World Economy in May 2014 and the Legion of Honour by the French President in August of that year.

At the Hertie School, Laszlo Andor teaches elective courses on European imbalances and social policy in the MPP and MIA programmes.

Thorsten  Benner

Thorsten Benner is co-founder and director of the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) in Berlin. Prior to co-founding the Global Public Policy Institute in 2003, he worked with the German Council on Foreign Relations in Berlin, the UN Development Program in New York and the Global Public Policy Project in Washington, DC. He has been involved with the Hertie School since its foundation, as a member of the curriculum advisory board as well as teaching in the EMPA, MPP, MIA and executive education programmes. His publications include The New World of UN Peace Operations: Learning to Build Peace? (Oxford University Press 2011). His commentary has appeared in DIE ZEIT, the International New York Times, LA Times, Handelsblatt, the Süddeutsche Zeitung and Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, among others. He studied political science, history and sociology at the University of Siegen (Germany), the University of York (UK) and the University of California at Berkeley. He received a Master in Public Administration from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, where he was a McCloy Scholar.

At the Hertie School, Thorsten Benner teaches elective courses in the MPP, MIA and EMPA programmes on the politics of reform in international institutions as well as non-Western powers and global order.

Dr. Juan Armando Diaz

Juan Diaz is a mediator, trainer and facilitator working on political, economic and social integration. He is the Founder of INGROUP Berlin and teaches international mediation and strategic negotiations at several European universities with an interactive experiential learning approach. Over the last 15 years, Juan has dedicated his work to peacebuilding in regions, such as South Eastern Europe, South Asia and North Africa. In 2005 he co-founded the CSSProject for Integrative Mediation and served as its Director and Chairperson from January 2005 to May 2012. In this capacity he oversaw the development of the interactive problem-solving methodology; and he developed the use of interest-based negotiations in workshops with political leaders in divided communities. He also has worked on developing the concept of multitrack peace mediation in post conflict areas. In the last couple of years he has accompanied the founding of the European Institute of Peace as the Lead at the European Forum for International Mediation and Dialogue. In this capacity he has been advising international actors and working on developing a political party dialogue platform in Egypt.

At the Hertie School, Juan Diaz teaches core and elective courses on international mediation, negotiation, and conflict management in the MPP, the MIA, the EMPA, and the Executive Education programmes.

Dr. Jörg Dräger | Adjunct
Dr. Jörg  Dräger

Jörg Dräger is a member of the Bertelsmann Foundation Executive Board where he is responsible for the fields of education, integration, civic participation and good governance. Moreover, he serves as CEO of the Centre for Higher Education (CHE). Dräger studied in Hamburg and at Cornell University in New York State where he received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics. After starting his professional career at the consultancy Roland Berger in Frankfurt/Main, Dräger became CEO of the Northern Institute of Technology, a young private business school in Hamburg. From 2001 to 2008, Dräger was appointed Minister for Science and Research in the state of Hamburg. From 2004 to 2006, he additionally held the office of Minister for Health and Consumer Protection. [more]

At the Hertie School, Jörg Dräger teaches a project course on strategic change management in the MPP programme.

Prof. Dr. Thráinn Eggertsson | Adjunct
Thráinn  Eggertsson

Thráinn Eggertsson is Professor of Economics at the University of Iceland. He is an international scholar who is broadly interested in the structure and evolution of economic systems. His book Economic Behaviour and Institutions, available in 7 languages, has had a significant role in disseminating the New Institutional Economics. In 2007-8 he served as President of the International Society for New Institutional Economics. His various assignments include being Global Distinguished Professor of Politics at New York University (2005-10), Senior Olin Fellow, Columbia University Law School (2001-02), Visiting Fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institutions (1995-97), and Senior Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Economics in Jena (1998-99). In 1998-2005, he co-edited (with Randy Calvert) the Cambridge University Press series: Political Economy of Institutions and Decisions. Eggertsson’s current research focuses on the politics and economics of property rights and social organization in the context of history, economic development, and modern technological change. [more]

At the Hertie School, Thráinn Eggertsson teaches elective courses on economic institutions in the MPP and the MIA programmes.

Christopher Gandrud, PhD | Postdoctoral Researcher
Christopher  Gandrud, PhD

Christopher Gandrud is a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Fiscal Governance Centre of the Hertie School. His research focuses on the international political economy of public financial and monetary institutions, as well as applied social science statistics and software development. His work has published in the Review of International Political Economy, Political Science Research and Methods, Journal of Statistical Software, International Political Science Review, and the Political Methodologist. He has co-authored a number of pieces on European banking union for the Bruegel Policy Contribution series. He published a book on reproducible research methods for Chapman and Hall. He has been a Lecturer in International Relations at Yonsei University and a Fellow in Government at the London School of Economics where in 2012 he completed a PhD in quantitative political science. [more]

At the Hertie School, Christopher Gandrud teaches elective courses on quantitative methods in the MPP programme.

Prof. Dr. Alexander Graser | Fellow
Prof. Dr. Alexander  Graser

Alexander Graser is Professor of Public Law and Policy at the University of Regensburg. He completed both German state exams in law and holds degrees from the Oxford University and Harvard Law School. He was a research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Social Law in Munich for nine years. During this time he obtained his doctorate and his postdoctoral lecture qualification for the fields of public law, comparative law, legal sociology and theory, both from the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich. He was awarded the Max Planck Society's Otto-Hahn Medal for outstanding achievements by young scholars in 2001 and the Bavarian prize for the advancement of postdoctoral theses (Bayerischer Habilitationsförderpreis) in 2003. He was Professor of Comparative Public Law and Social Policy at the Hertie School of Governance from 2006 before joining the University of Regensburg in 2011. [more]

At the Hertie School, Alexander Graser teaches courses on law and good governance in the Executive Education programme.

Prof. Dr. Hans Peter Grüner | Adjunct
Prof. Dr. Hans Peter  Grüner

Hans Peter Grüner is Professor of Economics at University of Mannheim and a Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research in London. He has been an advisor or consultant to the European Central Bank, the Bundesbank, BMW Group, and a Swiss bank. He is a member of the advisory council of the Walter Raymond Stiftung, a member of the Royal Economic Society, and a member of the editorial board of the European Journal of Political Economy. Hans Peter Grüner has been an academic visitor at Oxford University, University of Pennsylvania, London Business School, the Toyota Center at LSE, University College London, and the Hebrew University Jerusalem. His current research focuses on the design of institutions and on political reform processes.  [more]

At the Hertie School, Hans Peter Grüner teaches elective courses on game theory and economic and financial market policy in the MPP and MIA programmes.

Dr. Nina Hall | Postdoctoral Researcher
Dr. Nina  Hall

Nina Hall is a post-doctoral fellow in Global Governance at the Hertie School of Governance. Her research explores how international organisations are evolving and performing in the 21st century. She researches how existing development, migration and humanitarian organisations respond to climate change and looks at the evolution of climate adaptation financing. In parallel she is working with the World Economic Forum's 'Global Agenda Councils' on leadership in multilateral institutions and is interested in the role and impact of executive heads. Her work has been published in Global Environmental Politics, the Journal of International Organization Studies and the Australian Journal of Political Science. Nina completed a doctorate in International Relations at the University of Oxford. She examined how the UN High Commission for Refugees, the UN Development Programme and the International Organization for Migration have responded to climate change, a new issue outside their original mandates. At Oxford she was also editor of the St Antony’s International Review. She previously worked for the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and with UNICEF Nepal and the UN Department of Political Affairs in New York. Nina completed a Masters in Political Studies at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, looking at the pursuit of gender equality in East Timor. There she was actively engaged with the environmental and social-justice movements. [more]

At the Hertie School, Nina Hall teaches core and elective courses on international organisations in the MIA and MPP programmes.

Dr. Arntraud  Hartmann

Arntraud Hartmann has held numerous Senior Management Positions with the World Bank, such as Director for Southeast European countries and Senior Advisor to the Operations and Policy Department. She was the first Chief of Mission for the World Bank in Romania (1991-1996). She also worked as Senior Research Fellow with the UNICEF Innocenti Center and was a Senior Advisor to the World Commission on the Social Dimensions of Globalization. She is an Adjunct Professor at the Johns Hopkins University, Bologna Center, Italy. She is a regular member of the Quality Review Process of IFAD and works as independent consultant for the IMF, the World Bank, IFAD and the GTZ.  She conducts research on scaling up of development programs as part of a Research Program on Aid Effectiveness conducted by the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC, and regularly publishes jointly with Johannes Linn on this subject. She holds degrees in law, economics and international relations from Hamburg University, Johns Hopkins University and American University, Washington, DC. and Diplomas from the German Development Institute and Harvard University.

At the Hertie School, Arntraud Hartmann teaches elective courses on development economics and international aid in the MPP, the MIA, the EMPA, and the Executive Education programmes.

Dr. Inge Kaul | Adjunct
Dr. Inge  Kaul

Inge Kaul served as the first director of the Human Development Report office of UNDP, New York, between 1989 and 1995 and later as director of UNDP’s Office of Development Studies. Her publications include Providing Global Public Goods; Managing Globalization (New York: OUP, 2003) and The New Public Finance; Responding to Global Challenges (New York: OUP, 2006). Her current research focuses on issues of policy change, notably the identification of factors and conditions that facilitate or impede policy responses to global challenges, and thus, successes and failures of global governance. [more]

At the Hertie School, Inge Kaul taught elective courses on international public policy and multilateralism in the MPP programme.

Dr. Stormy-Annika Mildner | Adjunct
Stormy-Annika  Mildner

Stormy-Annika Mildner is Head of the department “Foreign Economic Policy” at the Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie (BDI), Federation of German Industries. Until December 2013, she was a member of the Executive Board of the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP), a policy-oriented think-tank based in Berlin. Her fields of interest include international trade and finance as well as commodity markets. Before joining the SWP, she worked for the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP), where she headed the program Globalization and the World Economy (2000-2002). From 2005 to 2006, Stormy Mildner was a lecturer at the John F.-Kennedy Institute of the Free University of Berlin. In spring 2010, she was a visiting fellow at the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies in Washington, where she is still a non-resident Senior Fellow. In fall 2011 she was a visiting fellow at the German Marshall Fund’s Transatlantic Academy in Washington. Stormy Mildner conducted her Bachelor studies in economics and North American studies at the Free University of Berlin and earned a Master of Science in international political economy from the London School of Economics (2000). She wrote her PhD thesis at the Free University of Berlin on the economic and political rationale of export credit finance in the United States. During her PhD studies, she attended the Yale Center for International and Area Studies (YCIAS) of Yale University (2002-2003).

At the Hertie School, Stormy Mildner teaches elective courses on international trade and transatlantic economic relations in the MPP and the MIA programmes.

Prof. Dr. Gilberto  Montibeller

Gilberto Montibeller is a Tenured Lecturer in Decision Sciences in the Department of Management at the London School of Economics and also works in the Management Science and Operations Group at the School of Business and Economics at Loughborough University. He is area editor of the Journal of Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis, is on the editorial boards of the Informs Decision Analysis journal and EURO Journal on Decision Processes, and is council member of the Informs Decision Analysis Society. His research, which focuses on the many facets of using Decision Analysis to support strategic decision making, has been published in journals such as the European Journal of Operational Research, Decision Support Systems and OMEGA. One of his papers, on the integrated use of multi-criteria analysis and scenario planning, was awarded the Wiley Prize in Applied Decision Analysis. Dr. Montibeller has held visiting positions at the Warwick Business School (UK) and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA, Austria), and is a visiting associate professor at the University of Sao Paulo (Brazil). An expert on Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis, he has extensive experience in applying it, consulting to both private and public organizations in Europe and South America.

Cornelius  Schaub

Cornelius Schaub is Managing Director of the Decision Institute and Head of Consulting at PHINEO. He has worked with organisations in the public, third and private sector on strategy development, strategic management, investment prioritisation, and impact assessment – mainly in the areas of corporate responsibility, sustainability, health, and education. Previously, he gained consulting experience at the Boston Consulting Group and the OECD in Paris. He publishes in international journals and teaches at the LSE and the Hertie School of Governance.

Dr. Christian  Seelos

Christian Seelos is the Leo Tindemans Chair for Business Model Innovation at KU Leuven. He is also a visiting scholar at the Stanford University Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society and an academic visitor at the Said Business School, University of Oxford. Previously, he was the Director of the IESE Platform for Strategy and Sustainability and faculty of the Strategic Management Department at IESE Business School. He teaches MBA and executive courses in “International Business”, “Strategic Management”, “CSR and Business Ethics”, “Social Innovation”, “Social Entrepreneurship”, and “Strategy and Sustainability”. Christian researches emerging topics at the interface between organizational strategies and global sustainability agendas. This includes novel approaches to social innovation and new business models around topics such as poverty, climate change and water stress. His research on innovative business models in the context of deep poverty was recognized by the Strategic Management Society (Best Paper Award for Practice Implications, 2007) and also won him the Gold Price, 2008 of the IFC-FT research competition on private sector development: In the eighties and early nineties he was Associate Professor for Molecular Biology and Cancer Research at the University of Vienna. He published more than 60 papers in peer-reviewed journals in the natural- and social-sciences. He also held several positions in the private industry that included Director at FSG Social Impact Advisors in Geneva, Senior Contract Director at British Telecom Global Services, BT Ignite Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, Senior Strategy Consultant at Siemens and Vice President for Portfolio Strategy and Product Development at Transclick Inc. In the mid-nineties, he served as Senior Adviser to the Executive Chairman of UNSCOM and led a number of missions as part of the disarmament of Iraq’s biological weapons programme.  [more]

At the Hertie School, Christian Seelos teaches elective courses on sustainable strategy and development in the MPP, the EMPA, and the Executive Education programmes.

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Seibel | Adjunct
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang  Seibel

Wolfgang Seibel is Professor of Politics and Public Administration in Konstanz. He studied political science and administrative science at Marburg University and at the German Graduate School of Administrative Science, Speyer. Seibel obtained his PhD at the University of Kassel (1982) where he also completed his Habilitation in Political Science (1988). He held Guest Professorships at the Institut für Höhere Studien / Institute for Advanced Studies (1992) in Vienna, the University of California at Berkeley (1994) and Stanford University (2014). He was twice a Temporary Member of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton (School of Social Science 1989/90, School of Historical Studies 2003) and a Fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin / Institute for Advanced Study (2004/2005). In 2009, he was elected a member of the Heidelberg Academy of Science.is recent work focuses on the theory of public administration and on international bureaucracies in various forms ranging from occupation regimes during World War II and its impact on the Holocaust to humanitarian intervention and complex UN peacekeeping missions. [more]

At the Hertie School, Wolfgang Seibel teaches elective courses on organisational failure and international organization in the MPP and MIA programmes.

Prof. Dr. Pierre Thielbörger | Adjunct
Prof. Dr. Pierre  Thielbörger

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.

Prof. Dr. Martijn  van der Steen

Martijn van der Steen joined the Netherlands School for Public Administration (NSOB) in 2002 and is now vice-dean and deputy director of NSOB and director of NSOB’s Think Tank. He studied public administration and history at Erasmus University Rotterdam and was trained as a management consultant at a leading consultancy firm in The Netherlands. His research interests include network management, the use of forecasting and scenarios in policy making, public sector strategy, and the relationship between the media and government. He contributes to several of the School’s research projects with a focus on strategic management, the role that networks can play in the provision of public services, and the relation between knowledge and policy.

Prof. Dr. Mark  van Twist

Mark van Twist is professor of public administration at Erasmus University Rotterdam. He is also dean and member of the board of the Netherlands School of Public Administration, an interuniversity institute in The Hague, that offers study programs for senior officials in government. He is also extraordinary member of the board of the Netherlands Court of Audit. Mark van Twist studied Business Administration  and Public Administration at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam and the University of Leiden.  In 1989 he began working for the Department of Public Administration of Erasmus University, where he obtained his Ph.D. and became assistant professor. In 1994 he began working for the School of Systems Engineering, Policy Analysis and Management at the Delft University of Technology, first as associate professor and later as executive director of an interfaculty research institute. He was asked in 1999 by one of the leading consultancy firms in the Netherlands to become managing director and build up a new group, specializing in the management of complex projects. Two years later he accepted a chair on public private partnership in the Faculty of Management Sciences at Radboud University Nijmegen. Since 2009 he is back at the Erasmus University.

Dr. Gregor Walter-Drop | Adjunct
Dr. Gregor  Walter-Drop

Gregor Walter-Drop is the Managing Director of the Collaborative Research Center (SFB) 700 "Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood" hosted at Freie Universität Berlin. He holds Masters Degrees from the State University of New York and from the University of Tübingen and he passed his PhD in Political Science at the University of Bremen. Before moving on to Freie Universität, Walter-Drop has worked in the start-up team of the Hertie School of Governance where he was responsible for the development of the MPP curriculum. He is an International Relations scholar and has published and taught in the fields of foreign policy analysis, globalization, governance, and limited statehood. [more]

At the Hertie School, Gregor Walter-Drop teaches core and elective courses on foreign policy analysis and governance in areas of limited statehood in the MPP and the MIA programmes.