Prof. Dr. Michael Zürn | Founding Dean and Senior Fellow
Michael  Zürn

Michael Zürn served as the Founding Dean of the Hertie School of Governance from 2004 to 2009. He is the School’s First Honorary Fellow. Zürn is Director of the Research Unit “Transnational Conflicts and International Institutions” at the Social Sciences Research Council (WZB). Zürn studied in Denver and Tübingen, where he also received his PhD. He was a visiting professor at the University of Denver and Harvard University. In 1993 he was appointed Professor of International and Transnational Relations at the University of Bremen. Until 2004, Zürn was Chairman of the Collaborative Research Centre “Transformation of the State” in Bremen, funded by the German Research Foundation. [more]

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.

Prof. Dr. Donatella Della Porta | Senior Fellow
Prof. Dr. Donatella  Della Porta

Donatella Della Porta is Professor of Political Science and Dean of the Institute for Humanities and the Social Sciences at the Scuola Normale Superiore in Florence, where she directs the Center on Social Movement Studies (Cosmos). She also directs a major ERC project Mobilizing for Democracy, on civil society participation in democratization processes in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Latin America. In 2011, she was the recipient of the Mattei Dogan Prize for distinguished achievements in the field of political sociology and PhD honoris causa from the universities of Lausanne, Bucharest and Goteborg. Among her very recent publications are: Social Movements in Times of Austerity (Polity 2014), Methodological practices in social movement research (Oxford University Press, 2014); Spreading Protest (ECPR Press 2014, with Alice Mattoni), Participatory Democracy in Southern Europe (Rowman and Littlefield, 2014, with Joan Font and Yves Sintomer); Mobilizing for Democracy (Oxford University Press, 2014).

Prof. Dr. Jobst Fiedler | Resident Senior Fellow and Emeritus Professor
Prof. Dr. Jobst  Fiedler
Resident Senior Fellow, Professor Emeritus, former Professor of Public & Financial Management

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.

Dr. Christian Kastrop | Senior Fellow
Dr. Christian  Kastrop

Christian Kastrop is Director of the Policy Studies Branch at the Economics Department of the OECD. The Policy Studies Branch is responsible for structural reforms, macroeconomic and public economic analyses and respective policy advice, also covering monetary, financial and G20 issues. Until March 2014 he was Deputy-Director General, Economics and Strategy Department and Director of Public Finance, Macroeconomics and Research Directorate in the Federal Ministry of Finance, Berlin, Germany. From 2008 - 2010 he served as Chairman of the Economic Policy Committee of European Finance Ministers (ECOFIN-EPC) and Chairman of the EPC-Eurogroup in Brussels. He is a Lecturer at different national and international institutions and a Senior Fellow of the Hertie School of Governance.

Dr. Norbert Röttgen | Senior Fellow
Dr. Norbert  Röttgen

Norbert Röttgen served as the German Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety from October 2009 – May 2012. A qualified lawyer, he has been a member of the German Bundestag since 1994 currently serving as chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee. During this time he has fulfilled key functions within the Christian Democratic Party (CDU) and the German federal government. In 2009 his first book, Deutschlands beste Jahre kommen noch, was released. It calls for a strategic and well-thought through German political agenda that exercises a formative influence on globalization rather than being at its mercy. Norbert Röttgen holds a PhD in Law from Bonn University. He is a member of the Hertie School’s Board of Trustees since 2008 and joined the Hertie School as Senior Fellow in 2013. [more]

Prof. Dr. Doris Schaeffer | Senior Fellow
Doris  Schaeffer

Doris Schaeffer is Professor of Public Health at Bielefeld University since 1997. She heads the Department ‘Health Services Research’ and the Institute of Nursing Science. Before coming to Bielefeld University, she worked for many years at the Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB) in the Department of Public Health, and at the Free University Berlin, Institute for Social Medicine, among others. She holds a PhD from the Free University Berlin. She was visiting researcher at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and visiting professor at the University of Vienna. Her core research areas are coping with chronic illness, patient orientation and user involvement, health literacy and patient information, as well as health services research (especially in nursing). [more]

Dr. Javier Solana | Senior Fellow and Master of International Affairs Ambassador
Dr. Javier  Solana

Javier Solana is former EU High Representative for Common Foreign and Security Policy & Secretary-General of the Council of the European Union. He serves as president of ESADE Center for Global Economy and Geopolitics (Barcelona | Madrid) and is also distinguished fellow in Foreign Policy at Brookings Institution, Fisher Family Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School, chairman of the Aspen Institute España, honorary president of the Centre for Human Dialogue (Geneva), member of the board of the International Crisis Group, the European Council on Foreign Relations, and Human Rights Watch, as well as senior visiting professor at the London School of Economics, where he was awarded an Honorary Degree in December 2010.

Dr. Cornelius Adebahr | Fellow
Dr. Cornelius  Adebahr

Cornelius Adebahr is an associate in the Europe Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, DC. His research focuses on European foreign policy in a broad sense, from integrating the Western Balkans into Euro-Atlantic structures to the European Union’s role in the negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program to the impact of the economic crisis on Europe’s global role. In addition, he is an associate fellow at the Research Institute of the German Council on Foreign Relations, where he consults on a project supporting think tanks in the Western Balkans that is funded by the German Foreign Office. Adebahr has also been a fellow of the European Foreign and Security Policy Studies Program of the Volkswagen Foundation, the Compagnia di San Paolo Foundation, and Riksbankens Jubileumsfond as well as of the Postgraduate Program in International Affairs of the Robert Bosch Foundation and the German National Merit Foundation. [more]

Dr. Tobias Bach | Fellow
Dr. Tobias  Bach

Tobias Bach is Associate Professor of Public Policy and Administration at the University of Oslo (Norway). He was a post-doctoral researcher in the Hertie School’s research cluster on Organisation, Management and Leadership February 2014 to August 2015. He previously worked at the University of Hannover and the University of Potsdam, where he also completed his doctoral degree. He was a visiting researcher at the Public Management Institute in Leuven (Belgium) and the University of Bergen (Norway), among others. His research focuses on the structure and organization of government, especially autonomy and control of agencies, the Europeanization of national administrations, comparative public administration, administrative elites, organizational decisions, and public sector reforms.  He has (co-) authored articles in major academic journals such as Governance, Public Administration, Administration & Society, International Review of Administrative Sciences, Policy & Society, and Politische Vierteljahresschrift, as well as several book chapters and consultancy reports.

Prof. Beverly Crawford, PhD | Fellow
Prof. Beverly  Crawford, PhD

Beverly Crawford is Professor emerita of Political Science and Political Economy and the former Director of Berkeley’s Center for German and European Studies. She teaches courses on Theories of International Political Economy, American Foreign Policy, International Law, and currently, Ethnic and Religious Conflict, as well as Global Conflict and the Refugee Crisis. She has written policy papers, articles, and a co-edited book on the causes of cultural conflict. She has also written extensively on German foreign policy, most recently in German Politics and Society and forthcoming in German Politics.  Her book on that topic is entitled Power and German Foreign Policy: Embedded Hegemony in Europe. In 2015 and 2016 she received fellowships from the Turkish National Science Foundation and from the European Commission to study the demographics of the refugee crisis in Turkey and Europe.  As a Jean Monnet Fellow and Fellow at the Hertie School of Public Policy, she will spend the Fall semester in Berlin working on German refugee policy and its impact on Germany's leadership role in the EU.

Prof. Robert Falkner, PhD | Ralf Dahrendorf Fellow
Prof. Robert  Falkner, PhD

Robert Falkner is Associate Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and Academic Co-Director of the Dahrendorf Forum, a collaboration between the Hertie School of Governance, LSE and Stiftung Mercator. He is the Academic Director of the TRIUM Global Executive MBA programme, an associate of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment and an associate fellow of Chatham House. He has published widely on issues relating to global environmental politics and international political economy, including The Handbook of Global Climate and Environment Policy (Wiley-Blackwell, paperback 2016) and Business Power and Conflict in International Environmental Politics (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008). His research has been supported by grants from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), European Commission, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Global Public Policy Network, Open Society Institute and the Rockefeller Foundation, among others. He holds degrees in economics and politics from Munich University and gained a doctorate in international relations from Oxford University (Nuffield College). In 2006-07, he was a visiting scholar at Harvard University.

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.

Dr. Eva Heidbreder | Fellow
Dr. Eva  Heidbreder

Eva Heidbreder is Junior Professor for Political Science and European Integration at the Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf. Prior to joining the HHU she was based at the Hertie School as Postdoctoral Researcher where she was involved in the research cluster “Global Governance” and taught public policy and EU integration in the Master Programmes. After completing her PhD in political science at the European University Institute (Florence), she spent a year as postdoctoral fellow in the Researcher's College "The Transformative Power of Europe" at the Freie Universität Berlin, where she subsequently worked as Associate Professor for Professor Tanja Börzel. She holds a post-graduate degree in European Integration from the Institute for Advanced Studies (Vienna), a Magistra Rerum Europae from the Universität Osnabrück and an M.A. in European Studies from the University of North London. International teaching experiences, besides the EUI in Florence, includes the Universiteit Antwerpen and the l'Institut d'Études Politiques de Grenoble. Her professional experiences further include an internship at the European Institute for Public Administration (Maastricht) and she served at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies for three years as assistant of the Action Committee for European Democracy, chaired by Giuliano Amato. Her current research focuses on the European Administrative Space.

Dr. Franziska Holz | Fellow
Dr. Franziska  Holz

Franziska Holz is a Senior Researcher in energy economics at DIW Berlin, the Berlin-based German Institute for Economic Research. She studied economics in Paris and holds a master's degree in international and development economics from Paris I University Panthéon-Sorbonne. She obtained her PhD in energy economics from TU Berlin in 2009. She has been at DIW Berlin since 2004 where she leads a research group on energy resource markets. She was a visiting fellow at the University of Maryland, Virginia Tech, Stanford University and NTNU Trondheim. Her research interests include supply security, infrastructure requirements and climate change impacts in energy resource markets (natural gas, coal, oil). [more]

Sabine Junginger, PhD | Fellow
Sabine  Junginger, PhD

Sabine Junginger is currently Visiting Professor at Macromedia University of Applied Sciences. Until recently, she was Associate Professor at the School of Design Kolding in Denmark and member of the Centre for Design, Culture, and Management, a collaboration with the University of Southern Denmark. From 2007 to 2012, she was Assistant Professor and founding member of ImaginationLancaster at Lancaster University in the UK. Her research focuses on design in the organization and how designing as an activity relates to the activities of changing, organizing and managing. She is particularly interested in how design matters to policy-making and policy implementation, where the design approaches chosen by public managers, policy-makers and front-line workers have organizational, social and individual consequences. Her work has appeared in Design Issues, The Design Journal, The Journal of Business Strategy and the Design Management Review. In 2006, she was one of the first two recipients of the PhD in Design from Carnegie Mellon University (U.S.A). She is co-editor of the Handbook of Design Management (Berg Publishers 2011) and of Designing Business (Bloomsbury forthcoming). Examples of her work include “Public Foundations of Service Design” (2012); “Design and Innovation in the Public Sector: Matters of Design in Policy-Making and Policy-Implementation"; “Public Innovation Labs: Byways to Public Sector Innovation?” and “Policy-Making as Designing” (in Bason, C. Design for Policy, 2014). She is a Member of the Advisory Board of Mindlab in Denmark.

Prof. Dr. Genia  Kostka

Genia Kostka is a Fellow at the Hertie School of Governance and was Professor of Governance of Energy and Infrastructure before that. Her research and teaching interests are in energy governance, public policy and political economy, with a regional focus on China. Previously, Kostka was an assistant professor at the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management and a strategic management consultant for McKinsey & Company in Berlin. She has a PhD in Development Studies from the University of Oxford, an MA with specialisations in International Economics and International Development from SAIS Johns Hopkins University and a BSc in International Relations from the London School of Economics. In addition to her many publications, she regularly consults for international organisations, such as the Asian Development Bank, AusAID, GIZ, Oxfam and the World Bank.

Prof. Dr. Nico Krisch | Fellow
Nico  Krisch Hertie School of Governance

Nico Krisch is a Fellow at the Hertie School of Governance and an ICREA Research Professor at the Barcelona Institute of International Studies (IBEI). Previously, he was a Professor of International Law at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, a Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, and a Senior Lecturer at the Law Department of the London School of Economics. He held research fellowships at Merton College, Oxford, at New York University Law School and at the Max Planck Institute for International Law in Heidelberg, Germany. After studies in law and international relations in Berlin, Geneva and Heidelberg, he received a Ph.D. in law from the University of Heidelberg. He also holds the Diploma of European Law of the Academy of European Law in Florence, Italy. Nico Krisch is the author of Selbstverteidigung und kollektive Sicherheit (Self-defence and Collective Security, 2001) and of articles on the United Nations, hegemony in international law, and the legal order of global governance. His latest book, Beyond Constitutionalism: The Pluralist Structure of Postnational Law (2010), was awarded the 2012 Certificate of Merit of the American Society of International Law. [more]

Hans-Peter Meister | Fellow
Hans-Peter  Meister

Hans-Peter Meister is a sustainability entrepreneur and pioneer in the field of communication in the network society. Guided by the conviction that challenges can be best solved and solutions can be best implemented at the intersection of markets, politics and civil society, he founded IFOK GmbH in 1995. Today, IFOK is a leading German consulting firm with offices in Bensheim, Berlin, Munich, Düsseldorf, and Brussels. IFOK is based on the principle that change can only be sustained with the willing support of those it impacts and that cutting edge communication and participation strategies are essential to help clients shape and manage change. In 2007 Dr. Meister founded IFOK's North American subsidiary Meister Consultants Group (MCG) in Boston, USA.  MCG has become a trendsetter in American and international energy policy design and implementation. Dr. Meister holds a doctorate in Biology from the Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg. He has lectured at several universities, including Georgetown University in Washington DC and the Hertie School of Governance. He has published numerous books and articles which focus on participation, dialogue and cross-sectoral cooperation strategies. Recently he initiated TransforUm, a German and US-non-profit that is shaping the conversation around basic global mindsets and values that influence societal change towards new economic and societal paradigms.[more]

Prof. Janine R. Wedel, PhD | Fellow
Prof. Janine R.  Wedel, PhD

Janine Wedel writes about governing, corruption, foreign aid, and influence elites through the lens of a social anthropologist. A university professor in the School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs at George Mason University, she is a pioneer in applying anthropological insights to topics dominated by political scientists, economists, or sociologists. Winner of the Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order (previous winners include Mikhail Gorbachev and Samuel Huntington), Wedel is also a four-time Fulbright fellow and recipient of awards from the National Science Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, Social Science Research Council, German Marshall Fund, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Ford Foundation, and Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, among others. [more]