1 Potsdam Center for Policy and Management (PCPM) Master of Public Management (MPM) Public Policy and Administration Stream Global Public Policy Stream GeoGovernance Stream at the University of Potsdam
2 The Potsdam Center for Policy and Management (PCPM) 2 The University of Potsdam, a young and dynamic university founded in 1991, has earned itself a reputation as one of the leading competence centers for governance and the public sector. A recent survey by the German Association for Political Science has rated the University of Potsdam one of the three most influential German universities and research institutions in the area of policy research and administrative sciences. The Center for Higher Education Development ranks the Master s and PhD. programs offered here among the very best in Europe. These programs include: The undergraduate degree program in Politics and Management (BA Politik und Verwaltung) and the postgraduate Master in Public Policy and Management (MA Verwaltungswissenschaft). The EAPAA-accredited international postgraduate program in Public Policy and Management for public sector professionals taught in English: the Master of Public Management (MPM) with three specialization streams; the German-French Master of European Governance and Administration (MEGA). Reflecting its growing strengths, the University has defined Public Policy and Management as one of its Focus Areas originally initiated by several professors at the University s Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences (spokesperson: Prof. Werner Jann), whose participation in various national and international research and consultancy projects has provided the impetus for its development. Against this background, the Potsdam Center for Policy and Management (PCPM) sets out to promote advanced study and research as well as academic training projects for mid-career professionals and executives who work at the interface between politics and administration. The objectives of the PCPM are: The professional coordination and management of interdisciplinary program and projects in the three key areas of Education and Training, Research and Consultancy; The provision of expertise for curricula, research and advanced policy advice based on comparative analysis of public management and governance and the principles of good governance ; The development of an international network of aca demics, experts and practitioners committed to public affairs. The PCPM Research and Teaching division coordinates research, undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctoral program. Postgraduate and externally funded programs are coordinated and operated by the PCPM Executive Education division at the Universityowned non-profit UP Transfer GmbH.
3 Master of Public Management Governments and public institutions all over the world are being increasingly challenged to provide high-quality services and to respond swiftly and more closely to citizens needs. The complexity of organizational and policy change requires professionals to have a new understanding of public service issues and a broad range of skills. Particularly in developing and transition countries, public administration requires decision-makers with interdisciplinary skills who are capable of solving problems in management and communication, thereby helping to drive public administration reform. Designed to meet the demand for appropriately trained managerial staff, the curriculum content of the postgraduate Master of Public Management (MPM) Program, offered since 1999, is divided into three specialization streams: The specialization in Public Policy and Administration (PPA) is designed to equip public sector professionals with the analytical and practical skills required to meet society s need for improved efficiency and effectiveness in public management. With a similar orientation, the Global Public Policy (GPP) specialization provides the frameworks to meet the challenges of managing public policies that transcend national borders. The specialization GeoGovernance (GG) provides a science-based additional qualification for professionals working at the interface of administrative and environmental policy. Students will be able to understand the complex interactions between natural change processes and critical social and politicaladministrative processes, and develop leadership skills that will equip them for a rapidly changing, globalized environment. Broader than the conventional curriculum for public administration studies and law, the interdisciplinary program incorporates the study of global public policy, public administration, public management, geogovernance, international political economy, and business management skills. The program takes a multidisciplinary approach and draws on the expertise of faculty members from the disciplines of Political Science, Public Administration, Sociology, Public Management, Business Administration, Economics, Public Finance and Law. Students are encouraged to reflect on public management issues through a wide range of perspectives 3
4 Specialization Streams Public Policy and Administration (PPA) 4 As public administration is modernizing world-wide, the demand for qualified executive and managerial staff is increasing. The complexity of organizational and policy change requires professionals to have a new understanding of public service issues along with a broad range of skills. Particularly in developing and transition countries, public administration requires decision-makers with interdisciplinary skills who are capable of solving problems in management and communication, thereby helping to achieve public administration reform. The specialization in Public Policy and Administration within the MPM Program offers professionals academically sound, practice-oriented training for public policy and management. The stream combines business management with social sciences perspectives and prepares participants for interdisciplinary approaches to conceptual assessment, implementation, and the adaptation of international management models to the specific circumstances of the public sector. Stream courses will focus on instruments- and techniques of financial, HR and quality management in public sector organizations. Students will be able to describe, analyze and apply relevant management and policy instruments to typical public sector decision problems, assess their function and impact, and identify their strengths and weaknesses. Global Public Policy (GPP) Meeting the challenges posed by the internationalization of policies and economies, and the changing demands of citizens, requires political and economic leaders to rethink their roles and act appropriately. Increased economic and political interdependence worldwide has meant that events and decisions in one part of the world can have significant repercussions in others. Public policy issues (e.g. Protection of refugees and of the environment) are becoming increasingly transnationalized, and require joint management by governments, private concerns, and the citizens concerned. At the same time, globalization has impacted considerably on the ability of national governments to deal with what were previously purely domestic policies. These trends may give rise to new problems in governance, but as these trends involve may also lead to better government. Today s rapidly changing international policy environment not only requires the need for public sector and non-profit professionals to have a new understanding of international cooperation in public policy, but also to have stronger interpersonal and communication skills, both political and managerial. Our specialization in Global Public Policy takes an interdisciplinary approach to successfully address the challenges of global interdependence and how best to be prepared for them. Building on the core curriculum of the Master of Public Management (MPM) program, the Global Public Policy stream extends the management training to the subject area of global public policy. Faculty members and students will work together on the analysis and design of international policies and options for implementation. Students will receive a firm grounding in international politics, international development and international organizations and draw on the latest approaches taught by the faculty members, and the experts invited from international organizations. MPM Global Public Policy graduates will be able to analyze policy problems beyond the nation state and contribute effectively to the design and formulation of real - world policies that deal with cross-border problems.
5 GeoGovernance (GG) Countries all over the world are being increasingly confronted with the devastating impacts of climate change and natural disasters. Dealing with these issues in a timely, effective and efficient way requires probably more than ever before better public administration and better governance, i.e. a highly capable and professional workforce as well as sound public sector management. Moreover, as evidenced quite clearly in global environmental policies, tackling these challenges requires a more coordinated approach and, thus, an improved capacity for policy management beyond the public sector and the nation state. A better understanding of the vulnerability and coping capacity with the inherent uncertainties of the Earth system are a prerequisite for scientists, public policy-makers, and policy-implementers alike. Without it strategies to ensure sustainability both at the local, national and global level are bound to fail. The MPM GeoGovernance stream is particularly geared to identify key features of policy-relevant, scientific knowledge and the fundamental institutional requirements to translate this knowledge into effective political strategies. The central aim is to reduce pressures on the Earth system, reduce social vulnerability, increase the adaptive capacity of public administrations as well as communities, and to enhance societal resilience towards geo-hazards. The GeoGovernance stream affords students a scientifically rigorous, post-graduate qualification for professionals working at the interface of administrative and environmental policies. Students will be able to understand the complex interactions between natural change processes and core social and political-administrative processes, and develop leadership skills that will equip them for a rapidly changing globalized environment. GeoGovernance is an initiative of the University of Potsdam s focus research areas of Earth Sciences and Public Policy and Management. It is part of the Potsdam Research Cluster for Georisk Analysis, Environmental Change and Sustainability (PROGRESS) which comprises several large projects of the University of Potsdam, jointly with the German Research Center for GeoSciences (GFZ), the Potsdam Institute Climate Impact Change (PIK), the Institute for Regional Development and Planning (IRS), and further partners. 5
6 Program Structure The MPM Program is a postgraduate mid-career 12-month full-time Master s program taught in English. Launched in April 1999, it was the first of its kind in Germany. The program features a series of preparatory workshops, an introductory German language course, a course in professional and academic communication, several extracurricular activities, as well as a study tour. Courses typically involve a combination of short presentations given by the students, case studies, exercises, examinations, and term papers. The final evaluation is based on a weighted average of course grades, the grade awarded for the Master s thesis and its defense. In September 2005, the postgraduate program in Public Policy and Management received accreditation without restrictions from the European Association for Public Administration Accreditation (EAPAA), an international accrediting body for management education in the public sector. MPM s entry into a premier group of European public administration schools was the culmination of a rigorous evaluation process that covered, inter alia, an extensive self-evaluation, detailed discussions about all aspects of the program and, at the final stage in April 2005, an external peer review and site visit by a group of experts and scholars. 6 Successful participants on the program will be awarded a Master of Public Management (MPM) with one of the three specializations: Public Policy and Administration (PPA), Global Public Policy (GPP) and GeoGovernance (GG). The MPM core faculty members include professors from the University of Potsdam and high-profile international scholars from countries such as Australia, Belgium, Switzerland and the United States. Some faculty members come straight from consulting projects or government offices to share their hard-learned lessons about bridging theory and practice.
7 Curriculum Structure The full-time MPM Program covers two semesters of courses, including a study tour and the writing and defending of a Master s thesis. Participants are expected to enroll in five compulsory courses (three Joint Foundation Modules; two Stream Foundation Modules) and choose two Specialization Modules. The program s curriculum is divided into thematic modules. The diagram below shows the formal structure of the program consisting of Joint Foundation Modules (orange); a set of Stream Foundation Modules differentiating between Public Policy and Administration (dark blue), Global Public Policy (purple) and GeoGovernance (green); a selection of Specialization Modules (white); the Supplementary Studies courses and the Master s thesis (orange). 7 Master of Public Management / Stream Total: 60 ECTS points Master s Thesis Master Thesis Stream: 15 ECTS points Governance of Risks* Climate Change Impact Analysis* Change Management* Measuring Performance in the Public Sector* Challenges of Development Cooperation* E-Government* Specialization Modules: Minimum 12 ECTS points Supplementary Studies Supplementary Modules: Study Tour/Thesis Colloquium 3 ECTS points Global Environmental Policy Human Resource Management Governance and Government Stream Foundation Modules: 2 x 6 ECTS = 12 ECTS points A Systems Approach to Earth Sciences Financial Management International Public Policy Applied Policy Analysis Foundation of Public Management Professional and Management Skills Joint Foundation Modules: 3 x 6 ECTS = 18 ECTS points * Course samples. Specialization modules are subject to change. All Streams GeoGovernance Stream Public Policy and Administration Stream Global Public Policy Stream
8 The sequential structure of the program can be sketched as follows: Phase 3: Thesis Colloquium, Tutoring and Thesis Work 8 Introduction Phase Phase 2 Papers and Exams Phase 5 Papers and Exam Phase 6 Thesis Defence and Graduation October November December January February March April May June July August September October 1st semester 2nd semester Phase 1 4 Obligatory Courses (Joint and Stream Foundation Modules) 1 Elective Course (among the other Streams and Specialization Modules) Study Tour (Supplementary Studies) Phase 4 1 Elective Course (among Specialization Modules) 1 Obligatory Courses (Joint Foundation Modules)
9 Curriculum Module Description Introduction Phase The introduction phase involves a combination of an unfreezing process that requires participants to recognize the need for change by stepping out of their box of preconceptions concerning public management, and getting to know each other activities. The introduction phase features: An intensive 1 1/2 days Intercultural Training Seminar to discuss, among other things, strategies for absorbing the first culture shock; An introductory workshop convened by the program management and directorate to bring the different ideas in Public Administration and Management into the context of the program and to assess participants expectations; Guided tours of the University s facilities; and Personal assistance in technical matters, such as registration, enrolment, etc. Phase 1 The regular semester work starts with a rigorous introduction to the broad spectrum of Public Policy and Management. Four compulsory courses introduce the participants to the core academic concepts and theories. A cognitive context is first created in the Joint Foundation Modules. Participants are introduced to the state-of-theart debate and current trends in New Public Management, Multi-level Governance and Public Policy-Making. They go on to look at the European experience with a focus on pathways of reform in developing and transition countries from a comparative perspective. Participants are then introduced to new approaches to Public Administration and are asked to put their own thoughts into perspective. Participants are also required to analyze and conclude which systems of steering could possibly follow, based on the concepts presented in the unfreezing sessions. They will learn which policy designs would be the most or least appropriate, depending on the organizational circumstances. The second joint compulsory module Professional and Management Skills assesses the attitudinal and skills level of participants and focuses on making any necessary improvements. Participants are then enrolled in two further Modules, depending of the Specialization Stream they have chosen. A fifth course will be chosen as a Specialization Module from the Elective and Stream Modules. Phase 2 The assignment phase extends the module s coursework beyond the classroom: absorbing and reflecting upon course material (partially based on group work), doing exercises and giving presentations in a classroom setting will now be followed by researching and writing term papers, and preparing for written examinations. Participants are required to apply the principles of effective academic and professional writing skills, as some paper assignments include academic essays, as well as executive summaries and policy papers. All written assignments have to be handed in by the end of February, to allow enough time for corrections and feedback. At times, the compulsory Study Tour (Supplementary Studies Module) see above - overlaps with Phase 2 as it takes place during a semester break. 9
10 10 Phase 3 Having been introduced to a substantive amount of concepts, theories and empirical knowledge in the first part of the program, participants are now asked to relate this nput and reflect on a chosen topic of practical relevance in their professional field. The research work on the thesis starts with the Thesis Colloquium towards the end of the first semester and intensifies during the spring and summer months. The thesis should demonstrate a candidate s ability to apply academic methods and theories to a given topic chosen from the wider area of Public Policy and Administration, Global Public Policy or GeoGovernance, and show that he/ she can work independently within set time frames. The thesis is typically about 15,000 words in length and will be examined by the thesis supervisors who are appointed by the examining board. the cognitive foundations laid down in Phases 1 and 2. The students should choose a maximum of three courses to be able to give more time to the Master s thesis research and tutoring sessions. Phase 5 This phase provides students with a period of reflection on course material, group work and group presentations, exercises, and cases. Students will be asked to interpret the content for their term and policy papers, case studies, and written examinations. All written assignments have to be handed in by the end of June, to allow enough time for corrections and feedback. Phase 4 The second semester is dedicated to more specialization and gaining further knowledge in Public Policy Analysis. Students take one Joint Foundation Module and by choosing one of the elective Specialization Modules, students continue to of deepen their understanding of areas they began studying in the first semester, and also have the chance to supplement research on their chosen topic for the final Master s thesis. These courses provide opportunities to build on Phase 6 The final phase of the thesis is its evaluation based on the oral defense. The thesis is presented and discussed in front of the thesis committee.
11 A Study Tour to the Heart of Europe Tackling Climate Change Study Tour to Brussels The specific aim of the one-week study tour is to directly complement and reinforce the concepts explored in Phase 1, covering the main interests of all three streams. Climate change is the greatest collective challenge we face as a human family (Ban Ki-Moon, UN Secretary General). The study tour is designed to allow students to get closer to this issue and analyze it from a public policy and management perspective. Through arranged meetings with representatives of national and international institutions, the students are provided with first-hand information about European and international climate policy, and learn about the way national and supranational bodies are organizing themselves to tackle this great challenge. As climate change presents a huge threat to the world s poorest regions, the program also offers broad insight into the European pledge to provide financial assistance to help developing countries make a fast start on strengthening their capacities to tackle climate change. The program finishes with students meeting representatives of various lobby organizations (i.e. environmental NGOs and renewable energy sector organizations) to gain specific insights into their individual activities. Essentially, the study tour seeks to equip students with a real-life understanding of institutions work and projects, and provides them with an opportunity for networking. 11
12 Program Directorate, Management and Services The MPM Program is an integral part of the Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences (FESS) at the University of Potsdam. The FESS was founded in 1991 and now includes 32 professorships in the fields of Business Administration, Economics, Politics and Administration as well as Sociology. Its reputation is based on excellence in research, teaching and policy advice. More than 3,000 students have enrolled at the FESS. The MPM Program office is based in Park Babelsberg, next to Babelsberg- Griebnitzsee, one of the three campuses of the University of Potsdam. The MPM Program is directed by three full professors of the FEES: Prof. Dr. Isabella Proeller; Prof. Dr. Werner Jann; and Prof. Dr. Harald Fuhr (see below), who are formally responsible for the content and quality of the program. MPM Staff Responsibility for the program management lies with PCPM Executive Education at the UP Transfer GmbH. While the directors have overall responsibility for the program content and quality, the program coordinator manages the daily coordination of the program. The program coordinator s office is supported by a secretariat and works in close cooperation with the PCPM Academic Manager. The program coordinator acts as the first point of contact for participants, lecturers and partner organizations. 12 Stefanie Arndt, Coordinator Stefanie Arndt studied Political Sciences (Diplom) at the University of Potsdam and the University of Limerick (Ireland). From 2011 until 2013 she worked as a Postgraduate Programme Administrator at City University London and as Executive Assistant to the Vice President of Teaching at SRH Hochschule Berlin. Stefanie Arndt joined the PCPM as scientific coordinator for PROGRESS and MPM in July Dr. Thomas Gebhardt, PCPM Academic Manager Thomas Gebhardt is the Academic Manager of the Potsdam Center for Policy and Ma nagement (PCPM) at the UP Transfer GmbH, the knowledge transfer company of the University of Potsdam. Within this function, he has been co-designing and ma-naging an increasing number of international Master, mid-career and executive pro-grammes in which he also teaches on management skills such as project management and communication. He holds a Master s degree from the New School for Social Research, New York, a doctorate from the Free University Berlin and is Associate Coach of the German Federal Association of Executive Coaching (DBVC).
13 MPM Faculty In the MPM Program, recognized academics and practiceoriented economists, sociologists, political scientists and experts in public administration and public policy are dedicated to providing a cosmopolitan and stimulating environment for international students. The program s faculty has included professors from the University of Potsdam and over the last twelve years has regularly contracted visiting lecturers from other universities and research institutions in Germany and abroad. A number of other experts, including practitioners from institutions such as the German Local Government Centre for Management Studies (KGst), the World Bank, the German International Cooperation (GIZ) and the International Policy Advising, Cologne, have also taught in the program. Core Faculty The resident faculty is made up of full professors from the Faculty and Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Potsdam. They teach both compulsory and optional courses on a regular and continuous basis. The professorial profiles are listed below in alphabetical order: 13 Prof. Dr. Harald Fuhr Harald Fuhr has been Professor of International Politics at the University of Potsdam since Since 1999, he has been Co-Director of the Master of Public Management (MPM) Program and is currently Spokesperson for the DFG Research Training Group Wicked Problems - Contested Administration at the University of Potsdam. Prior to his position in Potsdam, he worked as Sr. Public Sector Management Specialist at the World Bank, Washington, D.C. ( ) and was a principal author of the World Development Report 1997: The State in a Changing World. A political scientist and economist by training (University of Konstanz), he has taught at York University, Toronto, Canada and carried out numerous assignments as a consultant for the Federal Ministry for Economic Co-operation and Development (BMZ), GIZ, the World Bank and the UNDP. His current research activities focus on governance issues in developing countries, international development and climate change. Prof. Dr. Werner Jann Werner Jann has been Professor of Political Science, Administration and Organization at the University of Potsdam since After his academic education and postdoctoral studies at Universities in Berlin, Edinburgh, Speyer and Berkeley, he worked as Head of the Think-Tank Schleswig-Holstein (Denkfabrik Schleswig-Holstein) in the Prime Minister s Office of the Land Schleswig-Holstein in Kiel from 1989 to He was President of the European Group of Public Administration (EGPA) from 2001 to 2004, is Vice-President of the International Institute of Administrative Sciences (IIAS) and was a member of several national and international reform commissions (amongst others of the Committee of Experts on Public Administration of the United Nations, New York). Werner Jann is Director of the PCPM. Prof. Jann is Co-Director (with Harald Fuhr and Isabella Proeller) of the MPM Program.
14 Prof. Dr. Andrea Liese Before becoming Professor for International Organizations at the University of Potsdam in 2010, Andrea Liese was Junior Professor for International Politics at the Humboldt University of Berlin and is Co-Leader of the Project Area Transnational Public Private Partnerships for Environment of the Research Center (SFB 700) Governance in Limited Statehood. Between 2006 and 2007, Andrea Liese was Kennedy Fellow (DAAD) at the Center for European Studies at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA. Her research focuses on International Cooperation and Institutions, Human Rights and Global Governance. Prof. Dr. Isabella Proeller 14 Isabella Proeller is Chair of Public Management at the University of Potsdam and Co-Director of the MPM Program. She holds a Degree in Business Management and Law from the University of St. Gallen and the École Supérieure de Commerce de Paris, and a doctorate from the University of St. Gallen. Isabella Proeller is Deputy Editor of the International Review of Administrative Sciences. Her research work and publications focus on the fields of New Public Management, International Public Management, Performance and Strategic Management. Prof. Proeller is Co-Director (with Werner Jann and Harald Fuhr) of the MPM Program. Prof. Dr. John Siegel John Philipp Siegel is professor of economics and administrative sciences, particularly public management at the HAW Hamburg. Previously, he worked as a research assistant at the Institute for Public Services and Tourism at the University of St. Gallen, as a Visiting Researcher at the Georgetown Public Policy Institute at Georgetown University in Washington, DC and as a research assistant at the Chair for Public and Nonprofit Management at the University of Potsdam. Before the start of his professorship John Philipp Siegel was Project Manager of the program LebensWerte Kommune at the Bertelsmann Foundation. His work and interest areas include administrative reforms, (New) public management, strategic management and performance management in the public sector. Prof. Detlef Sprinz, PhD Detlef F. Sprinz is a Senior Scientist with the Research Domain Transdisciplinary Concepts & Methods of PIK-Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany; and a Senior Research Fellow with CICERO-Center for International Climate and Environmental Research-Oslo, Norway. During , Detlef Sprinz served as Chairman of the Scientific Committee of the European Environment Agency in Copenhagen, Denmark.His areas of research and publications encompass long-term policy, inter/national institutions & the evaluation of their performance, European & international environmental policy, and modeling political decisions. Detlef Sprinz has taught international relations, international and European environmental policy, and social science methodology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA; the University of Potsdam, Germany; in the joint MA program in International Relations (MAIB) of the Free University Berlin, Humboldt University of Berlin, and the University of Potsdam; as well as in the Master of Public Management (MPM) program of the University of Potsdam.
15 Associate Faculty A number of selected profiles of the program s associate faculty members, who have either been teaching optional courses on a continuous basis or have taught recently, are listed below. Wulf Bickenbach Wulf Bickenbach studied business administration at the University of Potsdam where he earned his Diploma degree. As a researcher in business administration his work focuses on different aspects of change management processes in both private and public organizations. Together with Prof. Dr. Dieter Wagner he has been teaching courses on change management and human resource management in the PCPM executive master program s Master of Public Management (MPM). Prof. Dr. Geert Bouckaert Geert Bouckaert has been a professor at the Public Management Institute (Department of Political Sciences) at the Catholic University of Leuven, in Leuven, Belgium since 1996 and the Institute s Director since He is the re-elected President of the European Group of Public Administration (EGPA) and has served as an advisor to several European governments. Among his numerous books and articles is the influential publication: Public management reform: A comparative analysis: NPM, Governance and the Neo-Weberian State (Third expanded edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press.), written with co-author Christopher Pollitt. Geert Bouckaert has been a Visiting Professor to the MPM Program at the University of Potsdam since Anne Hodgson From Washington DC, Anne received her MA in Political Science and History from the University of Konstanz and worked as an exhibitions coordinator in Dresden and Singen before becoming an English trainer, translator and writer in She gives seminars for Management Circle and Verlag für die Deutsche Wirtschaft, and provides language consulting to a range of industries. She has taught English for Academic Purposes at the LMU and TU Munich and for Geoscience/PROGRESS at the University of Potsdam, as well as English for lecturers at the University of Leipzig. She has written online exercises and worked on books and recordings for several publishers. Thurid Hustedt Thurid Hustedt is a researcher in public administration and public policy at the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, University of Potsdam. She is a collaborator and Ph.D. candidate to the research project on Core Executives in Western Europe funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) at the Chair of Professor Werner Jann. Thurid Hustedt holds a Master degree in Public Administration and Management from the University of Potsdam and studied at the University of Copenhagen. She has been teaching to varying audiences, including fellows of the Bosch-Fund Bellevue Program. She has been a member of the PROGRESS research association since December 2009.
16 Prof. Dr. Eric Kearney Eric Kearney is Professor of Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management at Leibniz Universität Hannover. He received his diploma in psychology from the Freie Universität Berlin and his doctorate in management from the Technische Universität Berlin. His research examines ways in which leadership, team composition and team processes contribute to team and organizational innovation and effectiveness. Eric Kearney s work has been published in outlets such as the Academy of Management Journal, the Journal of Applied Psychology, Organization Science, and Organizational Research Methods. He has taught at numerous universities in Germany and abroad (e.g., Freie Universität Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität Berlin; Justus Liebig Universität Gießen; RuhrUniversität Bochum; Jacobs University Bremen; Universidad Autónoma de Madrid; Purdue University). Prof. Dr. Jürgen Kropp 16 Jürgen Kropp is Head of the North-South Research Group at PIK (35 scientists), Flagship Leader TripleWin: Reconciling mitigation, adaptation and sustainable development and Extraordinary Professor of Climate Change and Sustainability at the Faculty of Earth and Environmental Sciences of the University of Potsdam. Kropp studied chemistry and physics and worked at the University of Giessen, University of Oldenburg, for the Scientific Advisory Council on Global Change to the Federal Government and as a consultant, for example for the Council of Europe and German Technical Cooperation. His research interests are modeling and environmental systems analysis, especially climate impact analysis and vulnerability assessments. As developing nations are becoming more and more global players in the climate context, parts of his work are in particular devoted to the development and the assessment of frameworks for socio-eco-technological transitions. Dr. Kerstin Leitner Kerstin Leitner worked for 30 years for the UN system. She now teaches at Freie Universität in Berlin classes in political science about the evolution of the UN and China respectively. She is also a member of several NGOs, such as the German Association for the UN, The Economic Council of Germany (a loose association of small and medium size entrepreneurs), and of Transparency International. In addition she serves as senior advisor to the Global Programs of Transparency International and to the WHO Global Program on Good Governance in Medicine Supply respectively. Dr. Andreas Obser Andreas Obser is a Senior Advisor and Fellow at the Potsdam Center for Policy and Management (PCPM). He is focusing on policy and strategy issues in international cooperation. From 2007 to 2010, Andreas Obser was a principal advisor at the German International Cooperation (GIZ) and head of the ASEAN- German Regional Forest Program Southeast Asia (ReFOP) for the ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta. He is a fellow of the Potsdam Centre for Policy and Management (PCPM) and guest lecturer for the Master of Public Management (MPM) program and its Geo-Governance and Global Public Policy streams. From 1998 to 2006, Andreas was Assistant Professor at the Chair of International Relations at the University of Potsdam. In addition to university teaching and research, he directed various strategic long-term evaluations on the reform of international development cooperation and strategic management of international programs on behalf of the Federal Government of Germany and a number of international organizations.
17 Dr. Günther Oldenbruch Dr. Günther Oldenbruch studied in Paris and Köln. The research for his doctoral thesis led him for one year to India. He is an expert in development cooperation. After starting his career with the German Development Institute (DIE), he worked for many years for the German Foundation for International Development (DSE) as Head of the Area Orientation Centre (The German government s Training Institute for experts and volunteers and their families being posted to work in developing countries). In this capacity he travelled to very many countries all over the world. In 1999, he was elected Chairman of the Bonn Chapter of the Society for International Development (SID). His teaching assignments have also included courses for the German Foreign Ministry and the University of Constance. To-day his other courses in Potsdam cover the topics of German Technical Cooperation and NGOs and Civil Society in Development Cooperation. His courses at the University of Applied Sciences in Kehl refer to the Development Coopration of the EU and Intercultural Competence in Development Cooperation. Prof. em. Dr. Christoph Reichard Christoph Reichard served as member of several international research evaluation missions, e.g. of the international peer review committee for the evaluation of the Netherlands Institute of Government (NIG) on behalf of the reaccreditation committee of the Dutch Royal Academy of Sciences in Furthermore, he is chair of the European Association of Public Administration Accreditation (EAPAA) which is a candidate member of ENQA (European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education) and an institutional member of the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE). He was member or chair of various EAPAA-site visit teams for the accreditation of public administration programmes of European universities in the last 12 years. He was also member of evaluation committees of some other HE-accreditation authorities. Taylor Schildgen, PhD Taylor Schildgen is a lecturer and post-doctoral researcher at the University of Potsdam in the Institute for Earth and Environmental Sciences. Her research over the last three and a half years (supported by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the DFG-Leibniz Center for Surface Processes and Climate Studies, and the European Science Foundation) has focused on understanding the development of topography through time in Central Anatolia (Turkey) while unraveling the links to deep Earth processes as well as subsequent effects on climate. Prof. Dr. Tino Schuppan Tino Schuppan is working as a Scientific Director at the Institute for egovernment (www.ifg.cc) and is lecturing Public Management at the Applied University of Labour Studies of the Federal Employment Agency. He holds a doctorate in public administration from the University of Potsdam and he has authored numerous articles in E-Government and Public Management in international reviewed journals and handbooks. Tino Schuppan has been working as consultant for local and central public authorities and developing and implementing egovernment strategies for various countries. His skills include strategic and operational planning, impact monitoring and evaluation. Recent academic work is concentrating on Crisis Management, E-Government, and Networked Government.
18 Dr. Markus Seyfried Markus Seyfried is a Senior Research Fellow at the Chair for Political Science, Administration and Organization at University of Potsdam. He studied comparative politics, economics and statistics and was a research assistant at the Center for Quality Development in Higher Education at University of Potsdam. Since 2007, Markus Seyfried has been a scientific assistant of the Commission for the Assessment of Financial Requirements at Public Broadcasting Corporations (KEF, Prof. Jann). His research interests are supreme audit institutions, quality assurance and evaluation in higher education, the measurement of formal independence and effectiveness of agencies, in particular the application of complex index models and multivariate analysis. Markus Seyfried has participated in many research projects as a data analyst and consultant on methodological issues. Prof. em. Dr. Dieter Wagner 18 Dieter Wagner was Professor of Business Management at the University of Potsdam with a focus on Organization and Personnel until Before joining the University of Potsdam, he worked as a professor at the University of the Federal Armed Forces (Universität der Bundeswehr), Hamburg and held executive positions in the private sector. He has been co-founder of the postgraduate Master of Public Management (MPM) and served for two terms as University Vice-President for Knowledge and Technology Transfer. His research focuses on management of start-ups, (Founding Director of the Brandenburg Institute for Entrepreneurship, BIEM), flexible and process-oriented organizations, and the institutional development of Human Resources Management. Dieter Wagner is Managing Director and speaker of the Management Board of the UP Transfer GmbH, the non-profit enterprise of the University of Potsdam.
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