Boutheina Abdalla-Scheit, M.A. (Team Assistant)
Phone: +49-89-907-793 – 011
9:30h - 14:30h
Tony Müller, M.A.
Phone: +49-89-907-793 – 027
Tony Müller is a research associate and PhD candidate at the Chair of European and Global Governance at the Hochschule für Politik München / TUM School of Governance 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.
Anna Novoselova, M.A.
Anna Novoselova is a research associate and PhD candidate at the Chair of European and Global Governance at the TUM School of Governance at the Technical University of Munich since August 2018. Before joining the team, she studied International Relations in Saint Petersburg, Global Governance and Social Theory in Bremen as well as completed several internships both in Russia and Germany. Anna’s research focuses on the state withdrawal from International organizations, specifically the rationale and mechanisms of withdrawal. In addition, she participates in the DFG project: “International Bureaucracies as “Runaway Agents”? How Organizational Structure Affects Agency Slack”.
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.
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 Hochschule für Politik München / TUM School of Governance 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
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.
Lily Emma Young, M.A.
Phone: +49-89-907-793 – 022
Lily Young is a research associate and PhD candidate at the Chair of European and Global Governance at the TUM School of Governance since December 2018. She holds a master’s degree in International Relations with a focus on international organizations from Dresden University of Technology. Previously, she completed an interdisciplinary bachelor’s degree at Zeppelin University and in Japan (B.A. in Sociology, Politics and Economics). Lily gained practical experience during a Blue Book Traineeship at the European External Action Service and several internships, including at the German Federal Foreign Office.
Dr. Johannes Gerschewski
Phone: +49-89-907-793 – 020
Since October 2018, Johannes Gerschewski is lecturer at the Chair of European and Global Governance at the Hochschule für Politik München / TUM School of Governance. Previously, he was a lecturer in Comparative Politics at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and a pre- and post-doc fellow at the Berlin Social Science Center (WZB). Johannes Gerschewski studied Politics, Economics and Philosophy as well as International Business and Cultural Studies in Passau, Berlin, and Seoul. In 2014, he received his PhD with summa cum laude from Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. His dissertation has received the “Gero-Erdmann Prize for Comparative Area Studies” that is awarded every two years by the Comparative Politics section of the German Political Science Association and the Zeitschrift für Vergleichende Politikwissenschaft. In 2013, he has won the “Frank Cass Award for Best Article by a Young Scholar” from the journal Democratization. With colleagues, he has founded in 2011 the Berlin Summer School in Social Sciences. In 2011, he was a visiting doctoral student at University of Oxford and in 2014 a Transatlantic Fellow at Harvard University. His research interests lies in comparing political regimes, democratic and autocratic political theory, as well as research methodology. He is currently finishing a book manuscript, entitled “Organized Certainty? Why Autocracies Remain Stable”, and works on questions of regime legitimacy in autocracies and young democracies. Against this backdrop, his teaching might be of interest for students of democratization processes and comparative methods.
Forthcoming: Dukalskis, Alexander, and Johannes Gerschewski. “Adapting or Freezing? Ideological Reactions of Communist Regimes in a Post-Communist World.” Government & Opposition.
2018: Gerschewski, Johannes. “Legitimacy in Autocracies. Oxymoron or Essential Feature?” Perspectives on Politics, 16, 3, 652-665.
2018: Gerschewski, Johannes, and Christoph Stefes, eds. “Crisis in Autocratic Regimes”. Boulder: Lynne Rienner.
2013: Gerschewski, Johannes, Wolfgang Merkel, Alexander Schmotz, Christoph H. Stefes, and Dag Tanneberg. “Warum überleben Diktaturen?“ Politische Vierteljahrsschrift, Sonderheft 47, 106-131.
2013: Gerschewski, Johannes. “The Three Pillars of Stability: Legitimation, Repression, and Cooptation in Autocratic Regimes.” Democratization, 20, 1, 13-38. [Recipient of the 2013 Frank Cass Prize for the Best Article by a Young Scholar; #1 of most cited articles and #2 of most read article (>13,000 downloads) of Democratization in last three years]
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 Hochschule für Politik München / TUM School of Governance 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.
Dr. Thomas Dörfler
In December 2018, Thomas Dörfler joined the Chair of European and Global Governance at TUM School of Governance as a Postdoctoral Researcher in the ERC-Project DELPOWIO. He holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Bamberg, Germany. His dissertation has received the 2018 Hans-Löwel-Prize and the 2017 Dissertation Award of the UN Association of Germany. He was a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)-UNU Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the UNU Centre for Policy Research, a visiting scholar at John-Jay College of Criminal Justice (City University of New York) and a consultant for the Security Council Affairs Division of the UN Secretariat. Thomas has published in academic journals including Regulation & Governance, Global Governance, Journal of International Relations and Development, Terrorism & Political Violence, Journal of Economic Policy Reform, as well as several chapters in edited volumes and policy-relevant articles.
Forthcoming: Security Council Sanctions Governance. The Power and Limits of Rules, Abingdon, Oxon & New York: Routledge.
2018: Constitutive Mechanisms of UN Security Council Practices. Precedent Pressure, Ratchet Effect and Decisions on Council Action in Intrastate Conflicts. In: Review of International Studies (with Thomas Gehring).
2018: Credible Commitment without Independent Regulatory Agents: Evidence from the United Nation Security Council’s Compensation Commission. In: Regulation & Governance (with Manuel Becker and Thomas Gehring).
2017: Precedent and Doctrine in Organizational Decision-making: The Power of Informal Institutional Rules in the United Nations Security Council’s Activities on Terrorism. In: Journal of International Relations and Development (with Thomas Gehring and Christian Dorsch).
2015: Wie internationale Organisationen durch die Strukturierung von Entscheidungsprozessen Autonomie gewinnen. Der Weltsicherheitsrat und seine Sanktionsausschüsse als System funktionaler Ausdifferenzierung. In: Conceição-Heldt, Eugénia, Koch, Martin and Liese, Andrea (eds.): Politische Vierteljahresschrift 49 (Special Issue on International Organizations), 30-56 (with Thomas Gehring).
2013: Division of Labor and Rule-based Decision-making within the UN Security Council: The Al-Qaida/Taliban Sanctions Regime. In: Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Organizations 19 (4), 567–587 (with Thomas Gehring).