Helmut K. Anheier is President and Dean at the Hertie School of Governance. He also holds a chair of sociology at Heidelberg University and serves as Academic Director of the Centre for Social Investment. He received his PhD from Yale University in 1986, was a senior researcher at John Hopkins University, Professor of Sociology at Rutgers University, Professor of Public Policy and Social Welfare at UCLA’s Luskin School of Public Affairs, and Centennial Professor at the London School of Economics. Before embarking on an academic career, he served as social affairs officer to the United Nations. He is author of over 450 publications, and won several international prizes and recognitions for his scholarship. Amongst his recent book publications are Nonprofit Organizations – Theory, Management, Policy (London: Routledge, 2014), A Versatile American Institution: The Changing Ideals and Realities of Philanthropic Foundations with David Hammack (Washington, DC: Brookings, 2013) and The Global Studies Encyclopedia with Mark Juergensmeyer (5 vols, Sage, 2012). He is the principal academic lead of the Hertie School´s annual Governance Report (Oxford University Press, 2013-), and currently working on projects relating to indicator research, social innovation, culture, philanthropy, and organizational studies..
Iain Begg is a Professorial Research Fellow at the LSE’s European Institute, Associate Fellow at Chatham House and will shortly complete a two year senior fellowship on the “UK in a changing Europe” Initiative. His main expertise is in the political economy of European integration and EU economic governance. He has directed and participated in numerous research projects on different facets of EU policy, covering the governance of economic and monetary union in Europe, the EU’s ‘Europe 2020’ strategy and future employment prospects in the EU, and reform of the EU cohesion policy. Iain has served as a specialist adviser to the House of Lords European Communities Committee for an inquiry into ‘Genuine Economic and Monetary Union’ and has undertaken a number of other advisory roles.
Gesa has been working as Dahrendorf Manager at the Hertie School since 2011. Besides, she was a board member of the European Movement Germany and a seminar coach for the Schwarzkopf Stiftung. From 2004 to 2011, Gesa worked as manager and research associate at the Institut für Europäische Politik (IEP) in Berlin and as project manager at the Centre International de Formation Europèenne (CIFE) in Nice, France and in Berlin. Gesa completed a Staatsexam in social sciences and French Studies as well as an MA in European Studies.
Louise Ingledow, Manager, Dahrendorf Forum, London School of Economics & Political Science
Louise has managed the Dahrendorf Team in London since January 2016. Prior to joining Dahrendorf, she was Manager of the Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarships & Leadership Programme at University of Oxford, first as part of the London-based think tank the Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD) and more recently at the newly established Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Trust. Other highlights of Louise’s career include stints at Bonhams Auctioneers and the Royal College of Psychiatrists, as well as seven years as Manager of the Urban Design Group, an international campaigning organisation for environment professionals. Originally from Carlisle in Cumbria, Louise has a first class BA History Degree from University College London and an MA in Russian Studies (with distinction) from the UCL School of Slavonic & Eastern European Studies.
Helmut K. Anheier, President and Dean, Hertie School of Governance
Helmut K. Anheier is President and Dean, and Professor of Sociology at the Hertie School of Governance. He also holds a chair of sociology at Heidelberg University and serves as Academic Director of the Centre for Social Investment. His research centers on indicator systems, social innovation, culture, philanthropy, and organizational studies. Helmut Anheier is author of over 450 publications, and he won several international prizes for his scholarship. His most recent publication is the second edition of his textbook Nonprofit Organizations – Theory, Management, Policy (London: Routledge, 2005 and 2014).
Henrik Enderlein, Associate Dean, Hertie School of Governance
Henrik Enderlein is Associate Dean and Professor of Political Economy at the Hertie School of Governance and Director of the Jacques Delors Institut – Berlin. During the academic year 2012-13 he was the Pierre Keller Visiting Professor at Harvard Kennedy School and the Weatherhead Center of International Affairs.
He holds degrees from Sciences Po, Paris, and Columbia University, New York. He prepared his PhD in Political Science at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne. From 2001-2003, he worked as an economist at the European Central Bank in Frankfurt before taking up a Junior Professorship in Economics at the Free University Berlin. In 2003, Henrik Enderlein was awarded the Max Planck Society’s Otto-Hahn Medal for outstanding achievements by young scientists.
Robert Falkner, Associate Professor of International Relations, London School of Economics
Robert Falkner is Associate Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economic and Political Science (LSE) and the LSE’s Academic Director of the TRIUM Global Executive MBA, an alliance between LSE, NYU Stern School of Business and HEC Paris. He is an expert on international political economy and global environmental politics. His recent books include The Handbook of Global Climate and Environment Policy (edited, 2013) and Business Power and Conflict in International Environmental Politics (2008). Born in Germany, he earned degrees in politics and economics at Munich University and a doctorate in international relations at Oxford University.
Sebastian Heilmann, Founding Director, Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS)
Sebastian Heilmann is the founding director of the Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS) in Berlin and professor for the political economy of China at the University of Trier, Germany. He has conducted research at a variety of institutions, including Harvard University’s Fairbank Center, the University of Oxford China Centre, and the Harvard-Yenching Institute. His research and publications focus on China’s political system and political economy. From 2010 to 2013, Heilmann was the principal investigator of a project group funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research examining the industrial and technology policies of the People’s Republic of China.
Anne-Marie Le Gloannec, Director of Research, CERI-Sciences Po
She holds a Ph.D. from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (IEP). She was a fellow at the SSRC-MacArthur Foundation (1988-1990), a former fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, DC (1984 and 2004) and deputy director of the Marc Bloch Center in Berlin (1997-2002). Anne-Marie Le Gloannec has held teaching positions at Johns Hopkins University (Bologna Center), the University of Paris I, Sciences Po, the IEP of Lille, the Free University of Berlin, and the Viadrina University (Frankfurt-an-der-Oder). She also was visiting professor at the University of Stuttgart (April-July 2007) and at the University of Cologne (2007-2008). Anne-Marie Le Gloannec is author of several books and was a regular contributor to the French newspapers L’Express and Le Figaro. Her forthcoming book is Continent by Default. How the European Union came to organize the continent.
Waltraud Schelkle, Associate Professor of Political Economy, European Institute, London School of Economics
Waltraud Schelke has been at LSE since autumn 2001, teaching courses on the political economy of European integration at MSc and PhD level. She is an Adjunct Professor of economics at the Economics Department of the Free University of Berlin where she did a post-doctorate degree (Habilitation) in 1999 with a thesis on “The new theory of monetary integration” (published in German in 2001). Dr Schelkle is also a (non-resident) Senior Fellow at the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS), Johns Hopkins University, Washington D.C. and Chair of the Advisory Board of the Centre for Social Policy Research (Zentrum für Sozialpolitik) in Bremen. Her research interests are the evolving economic governance of EMU and social policy reforms directed at financial market.
Arne Westad, S.T.Lee Professor of US – Asia Relations, Harvard University (Honorary Board Member)
Arne Westad has been named the S.T. Lee Professor of U.S.-Asia Relations at Harvard. He is School Professor of International History at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and an expert on the history of Eastern Asia and the Cold War era. He was the founding director of LSE IDEAS, the LSE’s centre for international affairs, diplomacy and strategy. Westad served as general editor of the three-volume “Cambridge History of the Cold War.” His 2005 book, “The Global Cold War: Third World Interventions and the Making of Our Times,” received the Bancroft Prize and his most recent book, “Restless Empire: China and the World since 1750,” won the Asia Society Book Award in 2013. He was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 2011.
Sir Robert Cooper, Senior Fellow
Robert Cooper worked for ten years for the European Union High Representative, Javier Solana and later Catherine Ashton. Under them he was responsible for the work of the Council Secretariat on External Affairs until its incorporation into the EU External Action Service. At different times he was involved inter alia in the development of the EU’s Security Strategy, negotiations with Iran on the nuclear question and on Balkan issues. Following his retirement in 2012 he served a further year as a Special adviser on Burma/Myanmar. Since his retirement from the EU Robert Cooper has been a Visiting Professor at LSE IDEAS and he has published a number of essays and articles on inter-national affairs including a book of essays: “The Breaking of Nations”, (Atlantic Press 2003) for which he won the Orwell Prize for political writing. He is currently writing on a further book on diplomacy.
Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger, Senior Fellow
Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger has been Chairman of the Munich Security Conference since 2008. He is also Global Head of Government Relations, Allianz SE, Munich. From 2006 to 2008, he was the Federal Republic of Germany’s Ambassador to London. Prior to this assignment, he was the German Ambassador to the United States of America from 2001 to 2006, and from 1998 to 2001 Deputy Foreign Minister. In 2007, he represented the European Union in the troika negotiations on the future of Kosovo. Wolfgang Ischinger is Adjunct Professor in the Political Science Department of the University of Tuebingen. In June 2011 the University of Pristina presented Wolfgang Ischinger with an honorary doctorate. Ambassador Ischinger has received a number of honors and awards; he is Commander of the French Legion of Honor and the 2008 recipient of the Leo Baeck Medal, awarded to him by the Leo Baeck Institute, New York.
Björn Conrad, Associate Vice President for Research, Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS)
Björn Conrad is the Co-Chair of the Dahrendorf Working Group ‘Europe and China relations’. He is also Associate Vice President for Research at the Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS) and the director of the Research Area on Innovation, Environment and Economy. Before joining MERICS Björn was a Climate Change and Environmental Officer for the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), worked at the Global Environment Facility at the World Bank in Washington, DC and was also appointed member of the expert committee for formulating a China Strategy for the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).
Cilja Harders, Director of the “Center for Middle Eastern and North African Politics”, Freie Universität Berlin
Cilja Harders is the co-chair of the Dahrendorf working group ‘Europe and the MENA-region’. She is Professor for Political Science and Director of the “Center for Middle Eastern and North African Politics” at the Otto Suhr Institute of Political Science at Freie Universität Berlin. Her research on the MENA region with special emphasis on Egypt mainly focuses on transformations of authoritarianism, politics “from below”, Euro-Mediterranean relations and gender relations.
Genia Kostka, Professor of Governance of Energy and Infrastructure, Hertie School of Governance
Genia Kostka is the co-chair of the Dahrendorf working group ‘EU and China relations’. She is a Professor of Governance of Energy and Infrastructure at the Hertie School of Governance. Her research and teaching interests are in energy governance, public policy and political economy, with a regional focus on China. Before coming to Hertie School of Governance, she was an Assistant Professor at the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management and, prior to that, a strategic management consultant for McKinsey & Company in Berlin.
Dilek Kurban, Marie Curie Fellow, Hertie School of Governance
Dilek Kurban is Marie Curie Fellow at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin and a member of the European Commission’s Network of Independent Experts in the non-discrimination field as the Turkey expert. Prior to joining the Hertie School in October 2014, she spent eighteen months at the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP) in Berlin as the Mercator-IPC Research Fellow. Prior to her relocation to Berlin, she was a staff member of the Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation (TESEV), ranked by Pennsylvania University among the top 100 think tanks in the world, as the Director of the Democratization Program (2011-2013) and a Program Officer (2005-2011).
Claus Offe, Professor of Political Sociology, Hertie School of Governance
Claus Offe is the co-chair of the Dahrendorf working group ‘Europe and the MENA-region’. He teaches Political Sociology at the Hertie School of Governance. 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.
Esra Özyürek, Associate Professor and Chair for Contemporary Turkish Studies at the European Institute, London School of Economics
Dr. Esra Özyürek is co-chair of the Dahrendorf working group ‘Europe and Turkey’. She is Associate Professor and Chair for Contemporary Turkish Studies at the European Institute, London School of Economics. Before joining the LSE she taught at the Anthropology Department of University of California, San Diego. Dr. Özyürek is a political anthropologist who seeks to understand how Islam, Christianity, secularism, and nationalism are dynamically positioned in relation to each other in Turkey and in Europe.
Peter Trubowitz, Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics
Peter Trubowitz is Chair of the Working Group on EU and North America Relations.
He is Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science and Director of the US Centre at the LSE. His main teaching and research interests are in the fields of international security and comparative foreign policy, with special focus on American grand strategy and foreign policy. He also writes and comments frequently on U.S. party politics and elections and how they shape and are shaped by America’s changing place in the world. He is currently an Associate Fellow at Chatham House.
Vladislav Zubok, Professor of International History, London School of Economics
Vladislav Zubok is Chair of the Working Group on EU and Russia and Ukraine Relations. He is Professor of International History, with expertise on the Cold War, the Soviet Union, Stalinism, and Russia’s intellectual history in the 20th century. His most recent books are A Failed Empire: the Soviet Union in the Cold War from Stalin to Gorbachev (2007) and Zhivago’s Children: the Last Russian Intelligentsia (2009). His books earned the Lionel Gelber Prize and the Marshall Shulman Prize of the American Association for Advancement of Slavic Studies. Professor Zubok received numerous grants from the McArthur Foundation and Carnegie Corporation of New York, and recently from the Yeltsin foundation and the Russkii Mir foundation.
Julie Braun is Postdoctoral Fellow at the Hertie School of Governance, where she is developing the European Governance Monitor. After completing her PhD within the LSE’s Government Department on comparative EU regions’ European policies and identity-building, Julie was an LSE Fellow and has taught at the LSE for five years. Prior to this, Julie worked as European Policy Stagiaire at the UK’s West Midlands office in Brussels and completed a political journalism traineeship at Inter Press Service.
Monika Sus is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Hertie School of Governance and is responsible for the umbrella project within the Dahrendorf Forum. She collects and coordinates the research results of all working groups in order to develop ideas for a European foreign policy worth its name. Before coming to Berlin, she held an assistant professor position at the DAAD-founded Willy Brandt Centre for German and European Studies at the University of Wroclaw in Poland. She has been granted scholarships by the Hertie Foundation, the Robert Bosch Foundation, the Foundation for Polish-German Cooperation, Academia Europea de Yuste, the Natolin European Centre and the National Science Centre of Poland. She has been a visiting fellow at the European University Institute in Florence, at the Centre Canadien d’études Allemandes et Européennes at the University of Montreal and the European Union Centre of Excellence at the University in Pittsburgh. She has published widely on European foreign policy, the Eastern Partnership, Europeanisation and policy advising.
Tobias Fella is a Research Associate at the Dahrendorf Forum and a PhD candidate in Political Science at Humboldt University Berlin. His doctoral research focusses on the idea of decline in US foreign policy thinking. Prior to joining the Hertie School and the Dahrendorf Team, Tobias served as a Fellow in the Americas Division of the German Institute for International and Security Affairs / Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP) and as Policy Advisor on German and European Foreign and Security Policy at Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES). From 2014 to 2015, he also worked as an Editor for the IPG Journal, an online magazin covering questions of international policy. Tobias studied Political Science, International Law and History at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (MA) and Technische Universität Darmstadt (BA).
Alexis Heede, Research Associate, Hertie School of Governance
Alexis Heede is a Research Associate to the Dean. She is assigned to the Dahrendorf Forum and the Centre for Cultural Policy. In addition, she is working on a PhD on the topic of cross-cultural communication. Before coming to Berlin, Alexis was at the University of Freiburg, where she held positions as a Personal Aid to the Rector and as a Lecturer in the Department of German Languages and Linguistics. She holds an M.A. in Ancient Greek, German and Anthropology from the University of Freiburg and a B.A. in Classics and German from the University of Texas at Austin.
Olga Kononykhina is a quantitative sociologist and a data scientist. For the past 7,5 years she has been working on various national and international data-driven research projects in the fields of arts, culture, civil society, non profit sector, governance and development in academia (Hertie School of Governance, Germany; CSI Heidelberg University, Germany; John’s Hopkins University, USA; HSE, Russia) and an NGO (CIVICUS, South Africa). She holds BS in sociology and MS in applied mathematics and computer science and currently is a PhD student at the Heidelberg University, Germany.
Rafael Goldzweig is a Research Assistant for the European Governance Monitor and a Master of Public Policy Student at the Hertie School of Governance. Before joining the Hertie School and the Dahrendorf team, Rafael worked for two years as a political consultant in Brazil, dealing with several projects on the country and in Latin America. He also worked with topics related to regional integration in South America and Europe. He holds a Bachelor in International Relations from the University of São Paulo.