Chair for Political Science and the Political System of Germany at the Helmut-Schmidt-University/University of the Federal Armed Forces of Germany.
The faculty consists of professors and personalities, who are also engaged in research at the Institute for European Integration, as well as of visiting professors and guestlecturers from other academic institutes and organisations.
Thomas Eger studied economics in Marburg and Zagreb (1969 to 1974). After successfully finishing his studies and positions as research assistant at the universities in Göttingen, Kassel and Paderborn he received his doctorate from Universität Paderborn in 1980 where he also received his qualification as professor. His habilitation dealt with an economic analysis of long-term contracts. In 2000 he became an extraordinary professor in Kassel. Since 2001 he is with Universität Hamburg and director of the Institute for Law and Economics. His research interests lie in the economic analysis of law, institutional economics and European integration.
Marten Breuer studied law at Julius-Maximilian-University Würzburg from 1992 to 1997. He worked as a research assistant, interrupted by his legal traineeship (2000 to 2002), at the Chair for International Law, State Theory, German and Bavarian State Law and Political Science held by Dieter Blumenwitz in Würzburg between 1998 and 2003, where he also earned his doctorate in 2000. Subsequently, he worked for Eckardt Klein at the Chair for Constitutional, International and European Law in Potsdam (2003 to 2009), before he started teaching as a Claussen-Simon-lecturer for European and International Law at the Institute for European Integration at the Europa-Kolleg Hamburg. His habilitation thesis (2010) was on state liability for judicial injustice while analyzing German, European and International Law. Between 2010 and 2012 he substituted several chairs in Tübingen, Hamburg and Konstanz. Since 2012 Mr. Breuer holds the Chair for Public Law with an international focus at the University of Konstanz.
Constitutional EU Law (Modul S 1, WSP A and D); Legal Aspects of CFSP/CSDP (Module S 5 and S 13, WSP B and D)
Martin Lieberich studied North-American Studies and Political Science (B.A.) in Hamburg (2007-2011) and European Studies (M.A.) in Berlin (2011-2012). Since 2014 he is a Scientific Assistant at the Europa-Kolleg Hamburg – Institute for European Integration.
Introduction to European Union Policies (Module G1-G3); The Political External Relations of the EU (Module S5, WSP B)
Professor Dr iur., LL.M. (Duke)
University Professor, Universität Hamburg,Director of Studies+ Link + more
Markus Kotzur studied law at the universities in Freiburg and Bayreuth. After the first state examination in law he successfully completed master studies at the Duke University in Durham (USA). In 1996 he passed the second state examination in law and joined the chair held by Peter Häberle at Universität Bayreuth as research assistant. In 2000 he received his doctorate on “Theorieelemente des Internationalen Menschenrechtsschutzes. Das Beispiel der Präambel des Internationalen Paktes über bürgerliche und politische Rechte” (Theoretic elements in international human rights law. The example of the preamble of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights). An analysis of the “cooperation between border neighbours in Europe (Grenznachbarschaftliche Zusammenarbeit in Europa) led to his habilitation in 2002. Starting in 2002 he was interim professor at the universities in Cologne, Dresden, Würzburg, Münster and Leipzig. In 2005 he became full professor at Universität Leipzig. Since 2012 he is professor at Universität Hamburg for public international and European law. He is deputy director of the Institute for International Affairs at Universität Hamburg, managing director of the Institute for European Integration (Europa-Kolleg Hamburg) and director of studies of the Master Programme “European and European Legal Studies”.
Professor em. Dr iur., RiOLG
University Professor (Emeritus), Universität Hamburg+ Link + more
Ulrich Magnus studied law at the universities of Berlin, Freiburg and Heidelberg, passing the first state examination in 1968. In 1972 he passed the second state examination and received a doctorate in law from Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg. He qualified as a professor at Universität Hamburg in 1983. From 1966 to 1973 he worked as a scientific collaborator and assistant at the Institute of Foreign and International Private and Commercial Law at Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg. Afterwards he was a scientific research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Private Law in Hamburg until 1983. From 1983 until his retirement he was professor for civil law, private international law and comparative law at Universität Hamburg and Director of the Seminar for Foreign and International Private and Procedural Law. In 1995 he became part-time judge at the Civil Court of Appeal of Hamburg. His research subjects are German and European Contract and Tort law, International Private law, CISG, Comparative law, International Contract law, International Procedural law, and International Environmental law.
Stefan Middendorf studied law at Universität Bayreuth from 1991 to 1996, before successfully completing his legal traineeship (Rechtsreferendariat) in Düsseldorf. He received his doctorate from Humboldt-Universität Berlin. He was admitted to the bar in 2000 and has since worked with Clifford Chance (including previous companies) and since 2008 with KMPG Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft in Düsseldorf. He specialises in labour law, pensions and social security law.
Professor Dr iur., LL.M. (Indiana)
University Professor, Universität Hamburg, Deputy Director of Studies+ Link + more
Karsten Nowrot received his legal education at the Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel, Surrey (UK), Halle-Wittenberg and the Indiana University School of Law (USA). He holds both state examination degrees with distinction from 1997/2001 and was awarded the degree of Master of Laws in 1998 as well as doctorate in 2005, both with distinction. In addition, he received the degree of Dr iur. habil. in 2012 and he now holds the chair for public, European and international economic law at the school of economics and social Sciences at Universität Hamburg. His primary research interests lie in the areas of international economic law, public international law and European Union law.
Professor Dr rer. pol.
Professor, FOM+ more
Matthias Ross studied mathematical economics at Universität Hamburg until 1993. In 1997 he completed an advanced studies program for international economic policy research at Kiel Institute for the World Economy and received a doctorate in economics. Afterwards he worked at Universität Hamburg, Department for Trade and Economic Integration (1997 to 2003), Hamburg State Ministry for Economic and Labour Affairs (2003 to 2005) and Hamburg Port Authority (2005 to 2007), before becoming a professor at FOM University of Applied Sciences in Hamburg in 2007. His areas of research and teaching lie in European economic integration, monetary policy and European monetary integration, regional economics, labour markets and general economics.
Hans Arno Petzold
Deputy Head of Unit, Ministerium für Wirtschaft, Arbeit, Technologie und Verkehr des Landes Schleswig-Holstein+ more
Since 2007 Hans Arno Petzold is employed as Desk Officer State Aid Control (et. al.) at the Ministry for Science, Economics, and Transport of the State Schleswig-Holstein in Kiel. He studied law at Universität Hamburg and completed his legal traineeship (Rechtsreferendariat) in Hamburg in 1984. Afterwards he received his doctorate in law also from Universität Hamburg. Before joining the Ministry in Kiel he worked as a lawyer, a manager trade and industry federation and as a director of an EU Information Office (info-point Europa, Hamburg).
Member of Cabinet, Commissioner Janusz Lewandowski, European Commission+ Link + more
Andreas Schwarz, born in Mannheim, studied business informatics and economics in Bamberg and Schenectady (USA) and received his doctorate at the European Institute for international economic relationships in Potsdam. He worked from 2001 until 2003 for the GTZ (German Association for Technical Co-operation) responsible for economic policy in South-East Europe. Since May 2003 Dr Schwarz is working as an official in the European Commission in Brussels. He worked until October 2005 in DG Development and afterwards until August 2007 in DG Trade. In September 2007 Schwarz was appointed to the Cabinet of Vice-President Günter Verheugen where he was responsible for the Lisbon Strategy, International Trade, European Raw Material Policy, regulatory co-operation with Asia as well as ICT. Since February 2010 he is Member of Cabinet of Commissioner Janusz Lewandowski. He is in the team that is in charge of the negotiations for the next multi-annual financial framework. Furthermore Schwarz advises the Commissioner on economic and financial matters, trade, internal market, research and innovation.
Fabian Stancke is professor for antitrust, corporate, banking and insurance law at the Brunswick European Law School (BELS). Before he became a professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Applied Sciences Braunschweig/Wolfenbüttel, he practiced antitrust and insurance supervisory law in the Hamburg office of Latham & Watkins LLP since 2007. Before that he was in-house counsel at the group legal department of Allianz SE in Munich (2001 to 2007) and worked as research assistant at Helmut-Schmidt-Universität der Bundeswehr in Hamburg. He studies law at Universität Hamburg from where he received his doctorate in law. During his legal traineeship he worked in Lübeck, Hamburg, Rome and Sydney.
Christian Tams became professor of international law at the Law School of the University of Glasgow in 2008, having previously been an assistant professor at the Walther Schücking Institute of International Law at Christian-Abrechts-Universität Kiel. He studied law at the universities of Kiel, Lyon III and Cambridge (LL.M. in 2000; Ph.D. in 2004), and is a qualified German lawyer (admitted to the bar in 2005). In addition to his academic work, Tams has advised states in proceedings before the International Court of Justice and the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea. He is a member of the German Court of Arbitration for Sport, of the ILA Committee on the Use of Force, of the scientific advisory board of the European Journal of International Law and of the Royal Society of Edinburgh Young Academy. He has held visiting positions at universities in France, China, and Germany and, in 2013, is the Vincent Wright Visiting Professor at Sciences Po Paris. His research Interests lie in public international law in general and in particular: state responsibility; dispute settlement; protection of foreign investment; United Nations law; EU law; German constitutional law and federalism.
Prof. em. Dr phil.
University Professor (Emeritus), Universität Hamburg+ Link + more
Rainer Tetzlaff studied German language, philosophy, history and political science at Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn and Freie Universität Berlin (FU Berlin). In 1968 he received his doctorate in history from FU Berlin and then went on to join the university’s Otto-Suhr-Institut. From 1970 to 1974 he worked as lecturer at FU Berlin where he also did his habilitation in political science (1978). Until he retired in 2006 he was a professor at Universität Hamburg. Research led him to the Unversity of Zambia in Lasaka, the Worldbank as well as to several African countries such as Ethopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Furthermore he was guest professor at University Konstanz and Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt. In 2008 he was appointed Wisdom Professor of African and Development Studies at the Jacobs University Bremen. His research focuses inter alia on Colonial History and History of Africa, Political development of African states, international relations, development policy of World Bank, IMF and of the EU and the history of the process of European integration.
Prof. em. Dr. iur., M.C.J. (New York University)
University Professor (Emeritus), Universität der Bundeswehr München+ Link + more
Hanns Ullrich studied law in Berlin, Munich, Tübingen and Paris. In 1969 he received his doctorate in law from Freie Universität Berlin and in 1975 he completed a Master Programme at New York University School of Law (Master of Comparative Jurisprudence, M.C.J.). He qualified as a professor at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich in 1982 and became a professor (civil law, commercial law and business law) at Universität der Bundeswehr in Munich in 1985 until his retirement in 2004. He also became a part-time professor at the European University Institute in Florence in 2000/2001 and acted as such full-time from 2003 to 2006. From 1971 to 1985 was at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Patent, Copyright and Competition Law (now Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition) in Munich. He guest lectured at the College of Europe in Bruges, the Technical University Changsha in China, Duke University and at the Univeristy LUISS Guido Carli in Rome. He is a consultant to the German Government and to various international organisations (EU, WIPO, UNCTAD etc.).
Georg Koopmann studied economics, sociology and political science in Cologne and Hamburg from 1965 to 1971. He worked from 1971 to 2006 as trade expert at the Hamburgischen Welt-Wirtschafts-Archiv (Hamburg Archive of International Economics, HWWA). He is senior economist at the Institute for external trade and economic integration at Universität Hamburg and research associate at Hamburgisches WeltWirtschaftsinstitut (Hamburg Institute of International Economics, HWWI). His main research areas are international trade, multi-national companies, World Trade Organisation, European external economic policy and industrial economics.
Cord Jakobeit studied political science, economics and public law at Technische Universität Hannover, Institut d’Etudes Politiques (Paris), Universität Hamburg, London School of Economics and Harvard University. He received his doctorate from Universität Hamburg in 1987. In 1988 he graduated from Harvard University as Master of Public Administration. From 1988 to 1993 he worked as research assistant at Freie Universität Berlin. His habilitation at Universität Hamburg took place in 1998. From 1997 to 1990 he was lecturer at the Stanford Study Center in Berlin. Since 2000 he is professor for political science at Universität Hamburg with a focus on international politics. From 2000 to 2002 he was director at the Institute for African studies. He is member and vice president of the Akademie der Wissenschaften (Academy of Sciences and Humanities) in Hamburg.
Research Fellow at the Institute for European Integration+ more
Dietmar Nickel studied law in Hamburg and Lausanne until 1973. He successfully completed his judicial apprenticeship in Hamburg in 1976. From 1973 to 1976 he worked as a research assistant at Universität Hamburg and received his doctorate from there in 1978. In 1976 he became assistant professor at the law department of the European University Institute in Florence. Since 1978 he worked with the European Parliament in various positions. He was director general for committees and delegations from 1999 to 2003 and director general for external policies of the European Union from 2004 until his retirement in 2010.
Andreas Grimmel studied political science and philosophy at Universität Hamburg (2001 to 2007). He received his doctorate after several academic research periods at Harvard University, University of Cambridge, the Court of Justice of the European Union and Sciences Po from Universität Hamburg on the basis of a thesis dealing with the European Court of Justice: rationality and integration in the context of law. From 2012 to 2013 he was a postdoctoral guest research at the ARENA Centre for European Studies at the University of Oslo. In 2013 he became research fellow at the Institute for European Integration (Europa-Kolleg Hamburg).
JÖRG PHILIPP TERHECHTE
Prof. Dr iur.
University Professor, Leuphana Universität Lünebürg+ Link + more
In 2012 Jörg Phillip Terhechte became Professor at Leuphana Universität Lüneburg (chair of Public Law, European and International law as well as Regulation and antitrust law) and managing director of the Leuphana Competition & Regulation Institute. He studied law and philosophy at Universität Bielefeld. Before taking up his judicial apprenticeship (Rechtsreferendariat) he received his doctorate in law in 2003. Afterwards he worked as a scientific assistant at the university in Bielefeld and Hamburg. For research purposes he spent time amongst others at the George Washington University Law School, at the Georgetown Law Center and at the University of Oxford. He became a professor of Public Law (Constitutional and Administrative law) at Universität Siegen in 2011. His main research interests are Public Law (in particular Constitutional and Administrative law, Economic Administrative, Antitrust and Regulation law and Raw Materials law), European law (in particular Competition and Regulation law, the Common Commercial Policy, Customs law, European Administrative Law and the External Relations of the EU) as well as Public International law (in particular WTO law, international Competition and Antitrust law, Investment Protection law, State Immunity and International Administrative law).
In 2013 Jasper Finke became Junior Professor for Public Law, International and European Law at the Bucerius Law School in Hamburg. Before that he worked as a research assistant at the Graduate School Global Financial Markets at Martin-Luther Universität Halle-Wittenberg and the Walther-Schücking Institute at Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel. He studied law at Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, from where he also received his doctorate in law on the basis of his dissertation on the parallelism of international dispute settlement mechanisms. After that he successfully finished a Master Programme (LL.M.) at the Columbia University of Law, New York.
Judge, Finanzgericht (Finance Court) Hamburg+ more
From 2007 to 2009, Tobias Bender was a lawyer at Graf von Westphalen, a leading German law firm in international trade law located in Hamburg. Since September 2009, he serves as a judge at the Administrative Court in Hamburg. From 2001 to 2005, he worked as a research and teaching assistant for M. Hilf at Universität Hamburg and Bucerius Law School. In 2002, he was a research fellow at the Institute of International Economic Law (Georgetown University, Washington). He has been teaching international trade law since 2002 at various institutions in Hamburg and throughout China. Bender publishes on EU trade and customs law and WTO law; he also contributed to a German textbook on WTO law. His doctoral thesis dealt with trade-offs between trade and environmental and consumer protection in WTO law.
Professor em. Dr iur., M.C.J. (New York University)
University Professor (Emeritus), Universität Hamburg+ Link + more
Peter Behrens studied law from 1960 to 1965 at the universities in Hamburg, Lausanne, Freiburg and Berlin. From 1966 to 1970 he underwent legal traineeship (Rechtsreferendariat) at the Hanseatic Higher Regional Court in Hamburg. In 1970 he received his doctorate in law from Universität Hamburg, before taking up postgraduate studies at the New York University School of Law (Master of Comparative Jurisprudence, M.C.J., 1970 to 1971). Afterwards Behrens worked with the Max Planck Institute for comparative and international private law until 1984 when he went on to become a professor at the Faculty of Law at Universität Hamburg following his habilitation. He retired in 2005. His research focuses on issues of international private law, public law, economic public international law, international trade and investment law, EU law, law and economics, and international and comparative (European) company and competition law.
Stefan Oeter studied law in Heidelberg and Montpellier (1979 to 1983). After finishing his judicial training he worked as senior research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg. 1990 he received his doctorate from the Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg with a thesis on neutrality and arms trade. 1996 he was qualified in Heidelberg as a professor with a monograph on integration and subsidiarity in the law on the German Federal State. After interim professorships in Heidelberg and Frankfurt/Oder he became professor for public law, European law and international public law at Universität Hamburg. He is managing director of the Institute for International Affairs at Universität Hamburg and director at the Institute for European Integration (Europa-Kolleg Hamburg).
Christa Randzio-Plath studied law and sociology in Kiel, Bonn and Strasbourg. Furthermore she trained as a journalist. In 2001 she was granted a doctorate honoris causa and in 2005 she became a professor at Universität Hamburg. After completing her legal traineeship (Rechtsreferendariat) in Hamburg, she worked as an editor from 1970 to 1972. From 1972 to 1974 she worked as a lawyer and afterwards from 1974 to 1976 as well as from 1978 to 1989 as a tax-lawyer at Oberfinanzdirektion in Hamburg. In between she spent two years in Strasbourg as Deputy Chief of Cabinet at the Council of Europe. Before becoming a member of the European Parliament in 1989, Randzio-Plath was a member of the Hamburg City Parliament and chairwoman of the legal affairs committee (1986 to 1989). During her tenure at the European Parliament she was president of the subcommittee on monetary affairs from 1992 to 1999 and president of the committee on economic and monetary affairs from 1999 to 2004. She was a consultant for the European Commission from 2004 to 2010. Since 2004 she works as a lawyer in Hamburg and holds lectures at Universität Hamburg. In addition to this she holds several honorary office, such as presidency of the Marie-Schlei-Association, Vice-President of VENRO, member of the advisory committee of Lawaetz-Foundation, President of Landesfrauenrat Hamburg e.V, chairwoman of SPD Control Committee. Her work focuses on Europe, monetary integration, Eastern Europe, women, and development policy.
Professor Dr iur.
Former Judge at the European Court of Justice+ more
Ninon Colneric studied law in Tübingen, Munich and Geneva. Following a period of academic research in London, she was awarded a doctorate in law by Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. Afterwards she was a judge at the Labour Court Oldenburg and qualified as a professor at Unversität Bremen (labour law, sociology of law and social law). 1989 she became president of the Labour Court of the Land Schleswig-Holstein. From 2000 to 2006 she was a judge at the European Court of Justice. From 2008 to 2011 she was Co-Dean at the China-EU School of Law, a cooperative project between a consortium of European and Chinese universities lead-managed by Universität Hamburg.
Armin Hatje studied law in Hamburg and Lausanne from 1979 to 1984. After his first state examination in law he joined Universität Hamburg as a research assistant and received his doctorate in law there in 1987. Before joining the European University Institute in Florence he successfully finished legal traineeship (Rechtsreferendariat) in Hamburg in 1990 (second state examination). Afterwards he became scientific assistant at Universität Freiburg where he qualified as professor in 1996. Before taking up full professorship duties at Universität Bielefeld in 1998 he worked as interim professor in Bielefeld and Cologne. In 2006 he joined Universität Hamburg as full professor and managing director of the department of EU law. Hatje is also chairman of the board of trustees of the Foundation Europa-Kolleg Hamburg and director of the Institute for European Integration at the Europa-Kolleg. The focus of his teaching and research lies in public law, EU law, German and European administrative law, European competition law, international economic law and comparative law.
Professor em. Dr iur.
University Professor (Emeritus), Universität Hamburg+ Link + more
Thomas Bruha studied law and French in Münster, Lausanne and Geneva between 1967 and 1974. In 1980 after his first and second state examinations in law he was awarded a doctorate by Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen with a thesis about United Nations law (1980). His academic career took him from the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg (1977 to 1979) to Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen (1979 to 1986) where he worked as an assistant and later senior lecturer in public law. From 1986 to 1993 Bruha worked as a senior researcher in European integration law at the Liechtenstein-Institute in Bendern, Principality of Liechtenstein. As a legal advisor and government counsel, he was closely involved in the negotiations about the EU-EFTA states treaty on the European Economic Area and the accession to it by Liechtenstein in 1993. Afterwards Bruha became a professor of public law at Universität Hamburg. Since the winter term 1993 he remained in this position, specialising in European law and public international law. He is a director at the Institute of International Affairs at the Faculty of Law and at the Institute for European Integration at the Europa-Kolleg Hamburg. Here he was also the Director of Studies of the Master Programme “European and European Legal Studies” and its predecessors from 1993 until his retirement in 2011. From 2011 to 2013 he was the European Co-Dean at the China-EU-School of Law, a cooperative project between a consortium of European and Chinese universities lead-managed by Universität Hamburg.