Boutheina Abdalla-Scheit (Team Assistant)
Phone: +49-89-907-793 – 011
9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Dr. Patrick A. Mello
Phone: +49-89-907-793 – 020
In the Summer Term 2018 Dr. Mello is Interim Franz Haniel Professor for Public Policy (W3) at the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy at the University of Erfurt.
Patrick A. Mello is Research and Teaching Associate at the Chair of European and Global Governance at the Bavarian School of Public Policy at the Technical University of Munich since July 2016. He received his PhD in Political Science from Humboldt University Berlin and held a Post-Doc position at the Technical University of Dresden from 2012 to 2016. His substantive research focuses on foreign policy analysis and international security with an emphasis on the domestic sources of foreign policy and democratic conflict behavior. He also works on comparative and qualitative research methods, especially fuzzy-set QCA on which he teaches courses at the ECPR Summer School in Methods and Techniques and at the Swiss Social Science Methods Summer School. Patrick is the author of Democratic Participation in Armed Conflict (Palgrave Macmillan), which received the dissertation award from the German Political Science Association in 2015.
2017: Curbing the Royal Prerogative to Use Military Force: The British House of Commons and the Conflicts in Libya and Syria, West European Politics 40 (1): 80-100.
2017: Qualitative Comparative Analysis and the Study of Non-State Actors. In: Andrea Schneiker und Andreas Kruck (eds.) Researching Non-State Actors in International Security: Theory & Practice, London: Routledge, 123-42.
2014: Democratic Participation in Armed Conflict: Military Involvement in Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Iraq, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan (Paperback edition: 2016).
2012: Parliamentary Peace or Partisan Politics? Democracies’ Participation in the Iraq War, Journal of International Relations and Development 15 (3): 420-453.
2010: In Search of New Wars: The Debate About a Transformation of War, European Journal of International Relations 16 (2): 297-309.
Dr. Henning Schmidtke
Phone: +49-89-907-793 – 022
Henning Schmidtke is a postdoctoral researcher at the Chair of European and Global Governance at the Bavarian School of Public Policy at the Technical University of Munich since July 2016. He received his PhD in Political Science from the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS) and held Post-Doc positions at the Technical University of Dresden (2016) and the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland (2015). In his substantive research in the ERC funded Research Project “Delegation of Power to International Organizations” (DELPOWIO) directed by Eugénia da Conceição-Heldt he analyzes the empowerment of international organizations, the International Monetary Fund. He also works on the institutional design, legitimacy, and politicization of international organizations.
2016: Introduction: The Differentiated Politicisation of European Governance. West European Politics 39 (1): 3-22 (with Anna Leupold and Pieter de Wilde).
2016: The Differentiated Politicisation of European Tax Governance. West European Politics 39 (1): 64-83.
2016: The Quest for Legitimacy in World Politics – International Institutions’ Legitimation Strategies. Review of International Studies 42 (3): 535-557 (with Jennifer Gronau).
2010: Prekäre Legitimitäten: Rechtfertigung von Herrschaft in der postnationalen Konstellation. Frankfurt a.M.: Campus (with Frank Nullmeier, Dominika Biegoń, Jennifer Gronau, Martin Nonhoff and Steffen Schneider).
Tony Müller, M.A.
Phone: +49-89-907-793 – 027
Office hours by appointment
Tony Müller is a research associate and PhD candidate at the Chair of European and Global Governance at the Bavarian School of Public Policy at the Technical University of Munich since October 2016. His doctoral dissertation deals with the empowerment of supranational institutions, using the example of the role of the European Central Bank during the Euro crisis. Tony holds a master's degree in International Economics and International Law & Organizations from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), where he was a Fulbright Scholar. Furthermore, he has developed an in-depth understanding of European governance from two different perspectives, while he was working at the German Federal Foreign Office as well as the Delegation of the European Union to the United States.
2016: Torn at the Seam: Migration, Deportations, and Humanitarian Concerns on the Island of Hispaniola: Johns Hopkins SAIS ILAW (SAIS et al.).
2014: The Delegation Mandate of the European Central Bank during the Euro-Crisis - A Principal-Agent Analysis: GRIN Verlag.
André Isidro, M.A.
Phone: +49-89-907-793 – 023
André Isidro has been a research assistant at the Chair of European and Global Governance at the Bavarian School of Public Policy at the Technical University of Munich since July 2016. His research focuses on the politics of international health and global health governance with an emphasis on the issues of delegation and regulation in international politics. Empirically, he studies the inner workings of international organizations, in particular the World Health Organization, their interorganizational relations and organizational adaptation. Since 2013, he has been working for the DELPOWIO research project. From 2013 until 2016, he was also a research assistant at the Chair for International Politics at the Technical University of Dresden. André Isidro studied European Studies at the University of Lisbon, as well as European Studies and International Politics at the University of Bath, the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and the Freie Universität Berlin.
2016: International Organizations (IOs) Adapting to Institutional Proliferation: the World Health Organization’s Adaptation Capacity, presented at the annual International Studies Association conference, Atlanta, USA.
2016: Rising Powers at the WHO: Informal Coalitions in Global Health Governance (with Eugénia da Conceição-Heldt), presented at the annual International Studies Association conference, Atlanta, USA.
Vittoria Meißner, M.A.
Phone: +49-89-907-793 – 024
Vittoria Meissner has worked as a research assistant and PhD candidate at the Chair of European and Global Governance at the Bavarian School of Public Policy at the Technical University of Munich since July 2016. Prior to this position, she studied Political Science and International Relations in Rome and Dresden, completed several internships (e.g. at the Permanent Mission of the Federal Republic of Germany to the United Nations in Geneva) and worked as a volunteer for several non-profit organizations (e.g. Emergenza Sorrisi – Doctors for Smiling Children; DAMF Deutschkurse Asyl Migration Flucht). Vittoria’s dissertation focuses on the EU’s migration policy as well as on the empowerment and influence of EU agencies, specifically, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, Frontex and the European Asylum Support Office, EASO. Theoretically, she engages with both historical institutionalism and the principal-agent model. Furthermore, within the framework of the DELPOWIO research project, Vittoria has done research on NATO, UNESCO and the ECB.
2017: The European Border and Coast Guard Agency Frontex Beyond Borders - The Effect of the Agency's External Dimension. TARN Working Paper Series 16/2017.
Dr. Robert Csehi
Phone: +49-89-907-793 – 029
Office hours by appointment
Dr. Robert I. Csehi has been a Lecturer and Post-Doc Researcher at the Chair of European and Global Governance at the Hochschule für Politik München since January 2018. His area of interest involves comparative and European politics. More specifically, he studies comparative federalism, European integration theory, European economic governance and democratic developments of the EU. His previous research involvements include the FP7 bEUcitizen, and the H2020 EMU Choices projects which both analyzed different aspects of the euro crisis. He received his PhD from Central European University and holds an MA in international relations and economics from Corvinus University in Budapest. He worked as a Visiting Professor at CEU’s School of Public Policy and as a researcher at CEU’s Center for European Union Research from 2014 to 2017. His latest work appeared in the Journal of European Public Policy.
Dr. Omar Ramon Serrano Oswald
Phone: +49-89-907-793 – 022
Omar Serrano is since July 2018, a Research Associate at the Chair of European and Global Governance, where he works in the DFG project: “International Bureaucracies as “Runaway Agents”? How Organizational Structure Affects Agency Slack”. He holds a PhD in IR/Political Science (Graduate Institute, Geneva) and MSc. in Global Politics (LSE). Previously he was Visiting Fellow (TUM, Fudan, FGV, ITAM, JNU & UIBE), Senior Researcher and Lecturer (Geneva & Lucerne), Guest Professor (Hunan), and Research Associate (St. Gallen). He is author of The Domestic Sources of European Foreign Policy: Defence and Enlargement (Amsterdam University Press, 2013) and articles in Regulation & Governance (2017 Impact Factor: 2.735) and New Political Economy (2017 Impact Factor 2.603) among others. Moreover, he speaks various languages linked to his research interests including Spanish, German, French, Portuguese, and Mandarin. His work combines qualitative and quantitative methodologies.
2018: Free-Trade Agreements as Belt and Road Initiative Steppingstone for Multilateralism: Is the Sino-Swiss FTA the Gold Standard? With Tomas Casas Klett. In: Alon, I., Lattemann, C., and Zhang, W. (Eds.) China's Belt and Road Initiative: The Changing Rules of Globalization, Basingstoke: Palgrave-Macmillan
2017: Introduction, EU and US regulatory power under strain? Emerging countries and the limits of external governance, with Sandra Lavenex and Ivo Krizic. European Foreign Affairs Review, Vol. 22 Issue 2/1: 1–17
2017: Exporting intellectual property rights to emerging countries: EU and US approaches compared, with Ivo Krizic. European Foreign Affairs Review, Vol. 22 Issue 2/1: 57-75
2017: Rising Economies in the International Patent Regime: From Rule-breakers to Rule-changers and Rule-makers. With Jean Fréderic Morin, Sara Bannerman and Mira Burri, New Political Economy, 23(3): 255-273
2017: Usufruindo das flexibilidades do TRIPS: implementação e difusão dos regimes de licenciamento compulsório no Brasil e na Índia, with Mira Burri, In: Menezes, H. (ed.) Propriedade Intelectual Inovacao Tecnologica e Saude, Joao Pessoa: Editora UFPB
2016: China and India’s insertion in the intellectual property rights regime: sustaining or disrupting the rules? New Political Economy, 21(3): 343-364
2015: 促进民主的安全目标: 欧洲外交政策中的‘内外’矛盾 in: Brauch, G., et al (eds.) 应对全球环境变化, 灾害及安全 : 威胁, 挑战, 缺陷和风险, Nanjing: Nanjing Press Company.
2013: The Domestic Sources of European Foreign Policy: Defence and Enlargement, Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.
Dr. Hilde van Meegdenburg
Phone: +49-89-907-793 – 020
Dr. van Meegdenburg is the temporary replacement for Dr. Mello during the Summer Term 2018.
Hilde van Meegdenburg will be working as Research and Teaching associate at the Chair of European and Global Governance at the Bavarian School of Public Policy during the Winter Semester of 2017/18. Her research focuses on constructivist approaches to Foreign Policy and International Security Studies with an emphasis on the organisation of international (humanitarian) interventions and state use of Private Military and Security Companies. Her most recent research project inquires into the role of emotions and social distance in international security governance. Besides substantive research she has a strong interest in political science research methods, particularly case studies and process tracing. At both the ECPR Summer and Winter schools she offers introductory and advanced courses on Process Tracing. Dr. van Meegdenburg studied Business Administration in Nijmegen (NL) and later Political Science and International relations in Nijmegen and Amsterdam. She received her Ph.D. from the Free University in Berlin in October 2016.
2017: Nachfrage aus dem »Westen« trifft Arbeit aus dem »Süden«. PMSCs und der Einsatz von internationalen labour supply chains in der westlichen Kriegsführung. Zeitschrift für Friedens- und Konfliktforschung 6(2), p.289-308 (forthcoming).
2015: What the Research on PMSCs Discovered and Neglected: An Appraisal of the Literature. Contemporary Security Policy 36(2): 321–45.