Leadership experience at other universities

2013-2015: Scientific Director of the M.Sc. in Environmental Sciences (Interdisciplinary Distance Learning Programme in Environmental Sciences) (with 700 students and a budget of 800.000 Euros) and interims (full) professor in Political Science, Distance Teaching University in Hagen, Germany

  • Leader of the re-accreditation of the M.Sc. Environmental Sciences
  • Deputy chair of the programme committee and chair of the examination board of the M.Sc. Environmental Sciences
  • Team leader of 18 people (3 postdocs, 3 doctoral researchers, 1 (postdoctoral) lecturer, 3 (post-graduate) online-tutors, 6 student research assistants and 2 secretaries)
  • Principal Investigator (on interims basis) at the University of Hagen of a large BMBF-funded consortium with nine partners called MINT.online to upgrade the M.Sc. Environmental Sciences with online teaching tools

Leadership Positions in Professional Associations

2000-2004        Environmental Policy and Global Change Section of the German Political Science Association

                                Elected member of the board

Reviewer of Grant Applications for

  • European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) Action (05/2016)
  • ERC Advanced Grants (12/2015)
  • Deutsche Stiftung Friedensforschung (03/2014)

 Member of Scientific Advisory Panels

  • Mentor of the research group GLOCALPOWER funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research in its programme Research for Sustainable Development (BMBF-FONA), The glocal transformation of energy systems (from 09/2017)
  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Panel of the Geopolitics Programme, funded by the Swedish research council MISTRA (jointly with Simon Dalby, Diana Liverman, Neil Adger, Halvard Buhaug et al). A grant sum of 5 Mio Euro (48 Mio SEK) was won by four Swedish universities (Linköping, Stockholm, Uppsala und Lund), the Stockholm Environment Institute and two international partners (E3G und adelphi) under the leadership of Prof. Björn-Ola Linner (Universität Linköping) (2017-2021)

Peer Reviewer for the following journals:

  • Policy Sciences
  • Review of International Studies
  • Political Geography
  • Environment and Planning C
  • Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning (JEPP)
  • Local Environment
  • Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft
  • Journal of Environmental Assessment Policy and Management
  • Environmental Science & Policy
  • Zeitschrift für Internationale Beziehungen
  • Climatic Change
  • Global Environmental Politics
  • Environment & Planning A
  • Security Dialogue
  • Environmental Politics
  • Climate and Development
  • Forest Policy and Economics
  • Communication, Cooperation, Participation: Research and Practice for a Sustainable Future (e-journal)
  • Medien & Kommunikationswissenschaft
  • Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB) – Discussion Paper Series