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Dr. David Bosold

John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies
Graduate School of North American Studies

Lansstraße 5-9, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 528 65
Emailbosold@gsnas.fu-berlin.de
HomepageDr. David Bosold

Areas of Expertise

  • Canada
  • Canada (energy policy)
  • Canada (foreign and security policy)
  • Canada (economic policy)
  • Canada (Arctic policy)


Dr. Achim Brunnengräber
Privatdozent

Department of Political and Social Sciences
Otto Suhr Institute of Political Science
Environmental Policy Research Centre (FFU)

Ihnestraße 22, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 586 28
EmailAchim.Brunnengraeber@FU-Berlin.de
HomepagePD Dr. Achim Brunnengräber
Nukleare Entsorgung aus Multi Level Governance-Perspektive (FFU)
Private Homepage

Areas of Expertise

  • Energy turnaround, international climate policy
  • Management of radioactive waste / nuclear waste
  • Global governance / multi-level governance
  • International organizations and environmental regimes
  • Nongovernmental organizations (NGOs)
  • New social movements


Dr. Eva Cancik-Kirschbaum
Professor of Ancient Near Eastern Studies

Department of History and Cultural Studies
Institute of Ancient Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations

Fabeckstr. 23-25, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 55578
Phone (Assistant)+49 30 838 53347
Emaile.cancik-kirschbaum@fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Eva Cancik-Kirschbaum

Areas of Expertise

  • Ancient Near East
  • Assyrians
  • Babylonians
  • Sumerians
  • Akkadians
  • Israel
  • Syria
  • Iraq
  • Middle East
  • Astronomy
  • Astrology
  • Science
  • Early states
  • School and education in pre-modern societies
  • History of knowledge
  • Oldest writing
  • Decipherment
  • Nimrud
  • Nineveh
  • Libraries
  • Cuneiform
  • Sumerian
  • Akkadian
  • Ancient Near East, Near East, Middle East: History and cultural history
  • 4. - 1st millennium BC
  • History of the influences of the Ancient Near East to the present day
  • Ancient Near East and Europe: mythology


Dr. Jessica Gienow-Hecht
Professor of History

John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies
Department of History

Lansstraße 7-9, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 603 22
Emailj.gienow@fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Jessica Gienow-Hecht

Areas of Expertise

History and Cultural History:

  • International history
  • North American history
  • Modern history, 19th  - 21st century
  • History of the USA: Culture, history, politics, diplomacy

Politics and Society:

  • US foreign policy
  • Transatlantic relations
  • Humanitarian intervention
  • Nation branding — self-projection and performance of nations
  • Public diplomacy / cultural diplomacy

Culture and Media:

  • Emotions / history of emotions
  • Media history
  • Music history

Continents and Regions:

  • USA, North America
  • Transatlantic relations
  • History of US-Japanese relations


Dr. Anna Holzscheiter
Professor of Political Science

Department of Political and Social Sciences
Otto Suhr Institute of Political Science
Center for Transnational Studies, Foreign- and Security Policy (ATASP)

Ihnestraße 22, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 550 54
Emailanna.holzscheiter@fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Anna Holzscheiter

Areas of Expertise

  • Global health policy
  • International organizations
  • Children's rights and child protection in international politics
  • Human rights
  • Non-state actors, especially NGOs and their networks in the field of human rights
  • Child labor


Nikolas Keßels

John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies
Graduate School for North American Studies

Lansstraße 5-9, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 527 03
Mobile+49 176 62820322
Emailnikolas.kessels@fu-berlin.de
HomepageNikolas Keßels

Areas of Expertise

  • US and EU relations
  • Transatlantic regulatory cooperation in the financial services sector
  • Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)
  • European debt crisis


Dr. Heike Krieger
Professor of Law and Judge in the Constitutional Court of the State of Berlin

Department of Law
Public Law, Public International Law

Van't-Hoff-Straße 8, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 514 53
Emailhkrieger@zedat.fu-berlin.de
HomepageUniv.-Prof. Dr. Heike Krieger

Areas of Expertise

  • United Nations
  • German armed forces abroad
  • Martial law
  • International and European human rights protection
  • European Court of Human Rights
  • Constitutional jurisdiction
  • Protection of fundamental rights


Dr. Jan Köhler

Institute for East European Studies

Garystr. 55, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Home)+49 30 813 25 06
Mobile+49 175 596 20 46
Emailjkoehler@zedat.fu-berlin.de

Areas of Expertise

  • German and international commitment
  • State-building in Afghanistan
  • Northeast Afghanistan / Eastern Afghanistan
  • Caucasus
  • Post-Soviet Union
  • Conflict research


Dr. Katja Levy
Professor of Chinese Studies

Department of History and Cultural Studies
Seminar of East Asian Studies
Sinology/China Studies

Fabeckstr. 23-25, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 57112
Emailkatja.levy@fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Katja Levy

Areas of Expertise

  • Internal and external policies of the PRC
  • German-Chinese relations, in particular German-Chinese "Rule of Law Dialogue"
  • Legal sociological issues regarding the PRC, in particular human rights, constitutional law, intellectual property protection, and conditions of civil society organizations in the PRC
  • Stability in the PRC


Dr. Elena Meyer-Clement
Professor of Chinese Studies

Department of History and Cultural Studies
Graduate School of East Asian Studies

Hittorfstraße 18, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 599 36
Emailelena.meyer-clement@fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Elena Meyer-Clement

Areas of Expertise

  • Political, economic, and social change in the PRC, in particular:
    • Urbanization
    • Transformation of rural areas
    • Chinese Communist Party
    • Private enterprise
    • Cultural policy


Dr. Ingo Peters
Associate Professor of Political Science

Department of Political and Social Sciences
Otto Suhr Institute of Political Science
Center for Transnational Relations, Foreign and Security Policy

Ihnestr. 22, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 55530
Emailingo@zedat.fu-berlin.de
HomepageDr. Ingo Peters

Areas of Expertise

  • Transatlantic relations
  • EU / NATO / OSCE
  • German foreign policy
  • Security policy
  • EU external relations
  • Conflicts in Europe
  • Self-determination


Dr. Julia Püschel
Professor of Economics

School of Business & Economics
John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies
Department of Economics

Lansstraße 5, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 629 41
Emailj.pueschel@fu-berlin.de

Areas of Expertise

  • Economics of foreign trade
  • Economics of the labor market
  • Economic inequalities
  • History of ideas in economics


Dr. Carola Richter
Professor of Political Science

Department of Political and Social Sciences
Institute for Media and Communication Studies
International Communication

Garystraße 55, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 58898
Emailcarola.richter@fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Carola Richter

Areas of Expertise

  • Arab media (al-Jazeera, Egypt, Libya)
  • Protest movements in the Arab world, Islamists
  • Foreign reporting
  • Image of Islam
  • Media and the Middle East conflict
  • Media and migration / refugees


Dr. Thomas Risse
Professor of Political Science

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

Ihnestraße 22, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 555 27
Emailthomas.risse@fu-berlin.de
HomepageUniv.-Prof. Dr.Thomas Risse

Areas of Expertise

  • German foreign policy
  • Transatlantic relations
  • North Atlantic Treaty Organization and American foreign policy since the end of the Second World War
  • European integration
  • Europe and Russia
  • America and Europe
  • Current issues in European politics
  • EU Presidency
  • “EU foreign affairs”
  • International relations in light of the Geneva Convention and UN Human Rights Declaration
  • Fragile states
  • Governance export

 



Dr. Regine Schönenberg

Department of Political and Social Sciences
Institute for Latin American Studies

Rüdesheimer Straße 54-56, 14197 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 507 57
Emailregine.schoenenberg@fu-berlin.de
HomepageDr. Regine Schönenberg

Areas of Expertise

  • Organized crime
  • Natural resource management
  • Land management
  • Intercultural learning
  • Biography research
  • Scenario research


Dr. Peter Schöttler
Professor of Modern History

Department of History and Cultural Studies
Friedrich-Meinecke-Institut (FMI)

Koserstraße 20, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 533 28
Phone (Home)+49 30 86397980
Emailpeter.schottler@t-online.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Peter Schöttler

Areas of Expertise

  • French and German-French history since 1789
  • Study of French and German history since Voltaire and Ranke, but particularly after 1918
  • Marc Bloch, Fernand Braudel, and the historical school of thought of the 'Annales'


Dr. Ferhad Ibrahim Seyder
Professor of Political Science

Department of Political and Social Sciences
Otto Suhr Institute of Political Science
Center for Middle Eastern and North African Politics

Ihnestraße 22, 14195 Berlin

Mobile+49 173 4168852
Emailferhad.seyder@uni-erfurt.de

Please note

Professor Seyder is also the director of the Mustafa Barzani Center for Kurdish Studies at the University of Erfurt.

Areas of Expertise

  • Politics of the Middle East
  • German Middle East policy
  • Ethnic conflicts
  • Irak, Syria, Turkey
  • Kurds
  • Islam
  • Terrorism


Dr. Christian Tuschhoff
Privatdozent

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

Ihnestr. 22, 14195 Berlin

Emailctuschho@zedat.fu-berlin.de
HomepagePriv.-Doz. Dr. Christian Tuschhoff

Areas of Expertise

  • International relations
  • Transatlantic relations
  • German foreign policy
  • NATO


Dr. Jochen Töpfer

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

Garystraße 55, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 505 95
Emailjochen.toepfer@fu-berlin.de
HomepageDr. Jochen Töpfer

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


Dr. Bryan van Sweringen

John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies
Dept. of History and Dept. of Political Science

Lansstraße 7-9, 14195 Berlin

Emailalterami@zedat.fu-berlin.de
HomepageDr. Bryan van Sweringen

Areas of Expertise

  • World War I and World War II
  • U.S. national security policy from 1917 to 2010
  • Occupation in Germany and Berlin by the U.S. Armed Forces
  • Stationing of U.S. forces in the Federal Republic of Germany
  • U.S. Department of Defense
  • Military tradition in the U.S.
  • Political cabaret


Lora Anne Viola, Ph.D.
Professor of Political Science

John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies
Department of Political Science

Lansstraße 7-9, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 528 52
Phone (Assistant)+49 30 838 528 75
Emaillviola@zedat.fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Lora Anne Viola (Ph. D.)

Areas of Expertise

  • U.S. foreign policy
  • U.S. security policy
  • International institutions
  • Global governance
  • Diplomacy


Dr. Sabine von Oppeln

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

Ihnestraße 22, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 550 16
Phone (Home)+49 3320 3884228
Mobile+49 157 31360556
Emailoppeln@zedat.fu-berlin.de
HomepageDr. Sabine von Oppeln

Areas of Expertise

  • European Union
  • European social policy
  • German and French European policy
  • German-French relations
  • Comparative politics in France and Germany


Prof. Dr. Boris Vormann

John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies
Graduate School of North American Studies

Lansstraße 5-9, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 73191
Emailboris.vormann@fu-berlin.de
HomepageDr. Boris Vormann

Please note

Mr. Vormann may be reached via the Office of News and Public Affairs (phone number listed above).

Areas of Expertise

  • Current political debates in the U.S.
  • U.S. domestic policy, especially urban and social policy
  • Economic and political inequalities in the United States
  • Foreign and security policy of the United States
  • American national identity
  • Presidential elections in the United States


Peggy Wittke

Department of Law
Public Law
Institute of Administrative Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, International Law

Boltzmannstr. 3, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 54705
Emailpeg@zedat.fu-berlin.de
HomepagePeggy Wittke
Model United Nations

Areas of Expertise

  • United Nations
  • Model United Nations
  • Model European Union


Dr. Michael Zürn
Professor of Political Science

Department of Political and Social Sciences
Otto Suhr Institute of Political Science
c/o Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB)

Reichpietschufer 50, 10785 Berlin

Phone (Office)25491-340 (WZB)
Emailzuern@wzb.eu
HomepageProf. Dr. Michael Zürn

Areas of Expertise

  • Global governance
  • G8/G20 Summit
  • EU treaties
  • International organizations
  • International legalization and international rule of law
  • Rising powers / BRIC and ISA
  • War and new forms of violence
  • Peace
  • Humanitarian intervention
  • Transnational social movements
  • NGOs
  • Protest / resistance
  • Ruling authority in an international system