Rector and University Administration and ICM teaching staff

The ASH is jointly led by a rectorship which is elected for a four year period. Currently, this rectorship consists of the Rector, Prof. Dr. Theda Borde, and the Deputy Rector, Prof. Dr. Susanne Viernickel. The rectorship is organized according to the executive board model. This means that the rectorship members independently administer and make decisions about the individual work areas. The Chancellor, Andreas Flegl, supports the rectorship and is the director of the university administration. Both the rectorship and the chancellor are charged with statutory tasks and authority as the controlling bodies of an educational institution.

The Academic Senate (parliament) is the law-making body of the University which also makes fundamental decisions about the University’s development. It is supported through commissions such as the Commission for Teaching and Studies, the Development Planning Commission, Commission for Research and Young Academics, and the Commission for Librarianships. All four status groups of the University (professors, instructors, students, and administrators) are represented in the committees mentioned with tasks such as staffing, financial, curricular, and student services matters.

Academic Coordinator /Course director/ Lecturer:

Prof. Johannes Kniffki

ICM Course director . Lecturer and responsible for International Social Work at ASH, director of transnational and transcultural institute of social work Berlin (ITTS). Director of EU-ALFA Programme RELETRAN: a latinamerican-european network of universities and NGOs. Consultant and researcher for community development projects in Latin America and Asia. Lived and researched long years in Mexico, Cuba and Bolivia.

Human Rights and socio political action

Lecturer: Dr. Norman Weiss

NORMAN WEISS, Doctor iuris (Mainz, 1999) habilitatus (Potsdam (2007) is, since 1994, researcher at the Human Rights Centre at the University of Potsdam, Germany. He served, 2000-2004, as a member of the Research-Group “Human rights and the protection of minorities” established by the German Commission Justitia et Pax and has been a member of the Research Council of the German United Nations Association since 2004, since 2010 he serves as the Council’s coordinator.
He has published extensively on various aspects of human rights, including the prohibition of torture, capital punishment, economic and social rights, domestic implementation of international human rights treaties and the international monitoring of human rights.
Other fields of interest are the law of international organisations (“Theory of the powers of International Organisations” Habilitationsschrift 2009 (in German); “Institutionalised Co-operation on International Communication: The International Administrative Unions as a Means of Governing Globalisation Processes”, in an edited volume by Roland Wenzlhuemer and Isabella Löhr, forthcoming)and aspects of the history of public international law (“Eighty Years Ago: Locarno Conference and Locarno Treaties Revisited”, in: Die Friedens-Warte 81 (2006) 2, 101-119 (in German)
 

Diversity of Conflicts (Taugt by different lecturers)

Lecturers :

 

Diversity and Mediation Workshop 

Lecturer: Dr. Hanna Milling& Christoph Werthman M.A.

Dr. Hannah Milling (Berlin) is a recognised mediator and mediation trainer of the Federal Association of Mediators, currently working as a self-employed mediator, trainer and university lecturer. Her focus is on conflict management and mediation, intercultural communication and intercultural ability, working in cooperation with universities, non-profit organisations and cultural institutions, as well as small or medium-size companies. She worked in (inter-)cultural and mediation-projects in Europe (Germany, Italy, France, Spain) and Latin America (Nicaragua, Argentina, Chile)and developed a practice-based course in intercultural conflict management and mediation for the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena. She teaches and published in the areas of stereotypes, perception of the other and identity-constructions, intercultural conflicts and mediation. 

Christoph Werthman M.A.

Christoph Werthmann holds an M.A. in International Cultural and Ibero-American Studies from the University of Passau and is a PhD candidate in peace research. His areas of specialisation are political theory of peace and conflict, religious and intercultural conflicts, Transitional Justice, mediation and Civil Conflict Transformation. He is a trained mediator (Prof. Dr. Friedrich Glasl, Trigon 2008) and a certified Peace and Conflict Consultant (Academy for Conflict Transformation 2011). Work and study stays brought him to Peru, Spain, France, Syria, the Palestinian Territories and Namibia. He works as a freelance mediator, trainer, university lecturer and in a Berlin based community mediation center.

 

 

Action research

Lecturer: Dr. Alissa Brook

Alissa Brook, cultural historian. Her area of expertise is German cultural history of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Her research is performed along the lines of qualitative methods, specifically the concept of Verstehen and analysis of visual images. In the past she had worked with holocaust survivors and worked through their testimonies.

Project Cycle management:

Lecturer: MA. Alfredo Langa Herrero

Alfredo Langa is an economist and has a Master degree in International Co-operation.

He is a lecturer at the Pablo de Olavide University of Seville (Spain) and researcher at the Institute of Conflict and Humanitarian Aid Studies (IECAH). He has experience, both nationally and internationally, in the implementation of environmental and development projects and studies, in carrying out assessments and in training and research. He has mainly been working and training in the following areas: International Economics and European Union, International Co-operation, Logical Framework Approach, Humanitarian Action, Environmental planning, Sustainable development and rural development. He was also a Red Cross delegate in Sudan, Ethiopia and Guatemala.

International Relations

Lecturer: Dr. Christian Tuschhoff

 

 Christian Tuschhoff is an adjunct professor at the Free University Berlin since 1998. He is a political scientist specializing in international relations. His research focuses on security issues, alliances, and foreign policy analysis. Among other professional positions he served as a professor at Harvard University (2001), Emory University Atlanta, GA (1994-1999, 2002-2006), the Free University Berlin (1988-1992, 2008-2009), Mainz University (2008-2011) and Goethe University Frankfurt/M (2011-2013). As a guest lecturer Tuschhoff taught classes at MGIMO, Moscow and at Waseda University, Tokyo. He worked for the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes and the Hertie Foundation as a consultant evaluating several programs. As a media expert he is frequently interviewed by the press, radio, and television stations. Christian Tuschhoff studied political science, public law and media analysis at the University of Munich (M.A. 1984). He received his Ph.D. in 1988 and his Habilitation in 1998 both from Free University Berlin.

Conflict Management:

Lecturer: Kürve Wüstrow  Jochen Neumann

Jochen Neumann is director of KURVE Wustrow - Centre for Training and

Networking in Nonviolent Action. He is a political scientist and educational
scientist (both Diploma at Free University of Berlin). As a Ph.D. scholar of
the Heinrich Böll Foundation he researched on the role of civil society in
the transformation process in South Africa. He worked on community
conflicts, mediation and reconciliation at the Quaker Peace Centre in Cape
Town as well as the Centre for the Studies of Violence and Reconciliation in
Johannesburg. He is a trainer and consultant on conflict transformation and
conflict-sensitive project management. He provided his support to several
NGOs in the field of development work, peacebuilding and human rights,
mainly in the Balkans, Southern Africa, and South Asia. 

Mediation and Negotiations Workshop:

Lecturer: Dr. Hanna Milling

Dr. Hannah Milling (Berlin) is a recognised mediator and mediation trainer of the Federal Association of Mediators, currently working as a self-employed mediator, trainer and university lecturer. Her focus is on conflict management and mediation, intercultural communication and intercultural ability, working in cooperation with universities, non-profit organisations and cultural institutions, as well as small or medium-size companies. She worked in (inter-)cultural and mediation-projects in Europe (Germany, Italy, France, Spain) and Latin America (Nicaragua, Argentina, Chile)and developed a practice-based course in intercultural conflict management and mediation for the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena. She teaches and published in the areas of stereotypes, perception of the other and identity-constructions, intercultural conflicts and mediation. 

Transitional Justice & Community

Lecturer: Dr. Christiaan Beyers

Christiaan Beyers, social anthropologist (D.Phil. Sussex), Associate Professor of International Development Studies at Trent University (Peterborough, Canada), and Director of the Trent-in-Ecuador year-abroad program. His current research focuses on land restitution and transitional justice in South Africa. His publications address themes of citizenship and rights-based struggles; the politics of community and social exclusion; forced displacement; memory, narrative, and collective identity; and urban space and development. He also has longstanding research interests in cultural history and social and religious movements in Latin America. Chris teaches courses on law and rights in the context of international development; ethnicity and nationalism; social theory; and project/program evaluation.

Transnational Migration

Lecturer: to be announced

Networking:

Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Efrem Milanese

E. Milanese: psychotherapist and psychoanalyst, PhD (Psychology) Université Paris Descartes (Paris V) Sciences Humaines Sorbonne. From 1978-1986 he worked in Mexico as a researcher and University Professor. From 1986 he lives and works in Italy. Since 1989 he is an international consultant on Drug Demand Reduction Programs in Latin America, East Europe, Asia and Africa.

Scientific Writing:

Lecturer: Dino Trescher

Dino Trescher is a science journalist and founder of Constart Correspondent Network. As primus inter pares of the network he primarily writes about societal  topics in the field of science, business, technology and politics. In an editorial team with Christian Meier and Romero Aitziber he won scholarships from the Science Journalism Initiative on nano materials and risk research as well as on EU research funding - courtesy of the Robert Bosch Foundation, and came 3rd in the Science Journalism Contest at the European Science Open Forum 2010 in Turin. Since 1999 he has been working as a journalist with publications among others: Süddeutsche Zeitung, Die Zeit, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Financial Times Deutschland, Tagesspiegel, Technology Review, Euroscientist, Science Management etc. He studied science communication at the Technical University Berlin and media and communication with a spezialization in journalism at the Ravensburg University of Cooperative Education, while working as a reporter for the newspaper Südkurier in Constance, a member of the Georg von Holtzbrinck publishing group. The mountaineer and saxophonist lives and works in Berlin and Weinheim.

Democracy and Social Inequality

Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Darius Zifonun

Dariuš Zifonun, Dr. rer.soc., is Professor of Sociology at Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences Berlin and Associate Research Fellow at KWI – Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities, Essen. Studies at the University of Konstanz and at York University/Toronto; gained M.A. in Public Administration and Policy Studies 1998 (University of Konstanz) and doctorate in Sociology 2002 (University of Konstanz). Research Associate at the Department of History and Sociology, University of Konstanz (2000-2005), Visiting Professor at Hitotsubashi University Tokyo (2005) and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2006), Research Fellow at KWI Essen (2007-2009) and Lecturer at TU Berlin (2007-2009). His research interests are in the Sociology of Knowledge, Migration and Integration, Social Structure and Stratification, Politics of Memory

 

 

 

 

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