Academic Education

2008
Certificate “Academic Teaching”
Curriculum for advanced training in academic teaching, acknowledged nationwide
In cooperation of the Universities of Bremen, Oldenburg and Osnabrueck

June 2003
Ph.D. Thesis
European University Institute Florence (EUI), Italy
Title: ‘NGOs in the UN System – A Study of Institutionalised Relations be-tween So¬cietal Actors and the United Nations’
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Thomas Risse (now Freie Universität Berlin)

January - May 2001
Studies in Public Administration
Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York University (NYU), USA

1999 - 2003
Ph.D. Studies in Social and Political Science
European University Institute Florence (EUI), Italy

September 1998
Dissertation (M.A. Thesis), Submission 09/1998
University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Title: ‘NGOs, IGOs and International Relations Theory: A Case Study of the Relationship between NGOs and UNESCO’

1997 - 1998
M.A. Studies in International Relations
University of Nottingham, United Kingdom

1996 - 1997
Studies in Political Science, Modern History and International Law
Institut d’Etudes Politiques Bordeaux, France

1994 - 1996
Studies in Political Science, Modern History and Applied Cultural Studies
Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany