Curriculum Vitae

born in Esslingen a. N. (Germany)

Academic Qualifications

Doctoral Thesis entitled "Spieltheorie, Funktionalismus und internationale Politik" [Game theory, functionalism and international politics] submitted to the Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Tübingen ("summa cum laude")

Certificate, Essex Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis and Collection

State Examination, Political Science/ German Literature/ Linguistics, University of Tübingen (highest grades)

M.A. International Studies, University of Denver (highest grades)

Professional Career

since 2019
Spokesperson of the Cluster of Excellence “Contestations of the Liberal Script (SCRIPTS)”

since 2016
Speaker of the DFG-Research Group “Overlapping Spheres of Authority and Interface Conflicts in the Global Order”

Founder and Board Member, Berlin Graduate School for Transnational Studies (BTS), since 2015 Director

Director of the research unit “Transnational Conflicts and International Institutions” (TKI) at the Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB)

Founding Dean and Academic Director of the Hertie School of Governance, Berlin

2002 -
Director of the CRC 597 "Transformations of the State" at the University of Bremen

2001 - 2003
Director of the Institute of Political Science at the University of Bremen

2001 - 2003
Co-founder and Board Member of the Graduate School of Social Sciences, University of Bremen

Fellow at the Centre for Advanced Studies, Norwegian Academy of Social Sciences, Oslo

1997 - 2000
Director of the Centre for European Law and Policy, Bremen

1995 -
Director of the Institute for Intercultural and International Studies (InIIS)

1993 - 1996
Research Scholar, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg, Austria

1993 -
Professor of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Bremen

1992 - 1993
Thyssen Research Fellow, Center for International Affairs, Harvard University

1991 - 1993
Assistant Professor, Institute for Political Science, University of Tübingen

Visiting Professor, Graduate School of International Studies, University of Denver, Colorado

1989 - 1991
Assistant Professor, Institute for Political Science, University of Tübingen

Lecturer, Pedagogic University of Weingarten