Eastern Europe / Russia

Dr. Burkhard Breig
Professor of Law

Department of Law
Institute for East European Studies
Division of Law

Garystraße 55, 14195 Berlin

Areas of Expertise

  • Civil law
  • Russian law

Theocharis Grigoriadis
Professor of Economics

School of Business & Economics
Institute for East European Studies
Economics

Garystraße 55, 14195 Berlin

Areas of Expertise

  • Comparative economic systems
  • Economic history
  • Political economics
  • Development assistance

Dr. Elke Kaiser
Professor of Prehistoric Archaeology

Department of History and Cultural Studies
Institute of Prehistoric Archaeology

Fabeckstraße 23-25, 14195 Berlin

Areas of Expertise

  • Archaeology in West Eurasia
  • Bronze Age
  • Neolithic
  • New Stone Age
  • Eastern Europe

Dr. Sabine Kropp
Professor of Political Science

Department of Political and Social Sciences
Otto Suhr Insitute of Political Science

Ihnestraße 22, 14195 Berlin

Areas of Expertise

  • Federalism
  • Coalitions
  • Parliamentarism
  • Europeanization
  • German policy toward eastern Europe

Dr. Gertrud Pickhan
Professor of History

Institute for East European Studies
Department of History

Garystraße 55, 14195 Berlin

Areas of Expertise

  • History and situation of the Jewish people in Poland and Russia
  • History of Eastern Europe: especially Russia, Ukraine, and Poland
  • Contemporary history of Eastern Europe
  • History and culture of the People’s Republic of Poland

Dr. Tessa Savvidis, Autorenname: Tessa Hofmann

Institute for East European Studies
Department of Sociology

Mainauer Str. 9, II, 12161 Berlin

Areas of Expertise

  • South Caucasus
  • Georgia
  • Ossetia
  • Abkhazia
  • Armenia
  • Nagorno-Karabakh
  • Policy on minority nationalities

Wolfram Schrettl, Ph.D.
Professor of Economics

Institute for East European Studies
Department of Economics

Garystraße 55, 14195 Berlin

Areas of Expertise

  • Economic situation in Russia
  • Economy of Eastern Europe
  • Economic growth
  • European integration
  • Economics of motivation

Dr. Jochen Töpfer

Department of Political and Social Sciences
Institute for East European Studies
Division of Sociology

Garystraße 55, 14195 Berlin

Areas of Expertise

  • Social, political, and economic aspects of the processes in Eastern Europe
  • Southeastern Europe / former Yugoslavia
  • Privatization
  • Informality and neo-feudalism
  • Parties and political elites in transformation
  • Transboundary cooperation in border regions of the EU
  • Religion and society
  • Religion and politics