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. Uwe Bettig and two vice Rectors. 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 

Lecturers :(Taugt by different lecturers)

Diversity and Mediation Workshop 

Lecturer: Dr. Hanna Milling & Christoph Werthman 

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. 

MA. Christoph Werthman

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.

Social research

Lecturer: Dr. Alissa Brook

Alissa Brook is a cultural historian (University of TA, IL and University of Maastricht, NL) and holds DEA in Gender Studies from Paris VIII. Her primary area of expertise is German social and cultural history in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Her research is performed along the lines of deconstructive discourse analysis and analysis of visual images. In the years 2004-2010 she taught courses in Arts, Social Sciences and European Studies in the University of Maastricht. Prior to that she had taught in a Holocaust Studies seminar in Israel and participated in a project of collecting testimonies of Holocaust survivors.

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 a political scientist specializing in international relations. He taught at

Several universities in Germany and the United States including Free University Berlin, Mainz University, Frankfurt University, The Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, and Emory University. His research interest is in security studies, transatlantic relations, alliances, and foreign policy analysis. Moreover, he taught classes as a guest lecturer at the MGIMO University, Moscow and Waseda University, Tokyo. He frequently comments on recent events in International relations in German and foreign media. Christian Tuschhoff received a masters degree from University of Munich in1998, a Ph.D. and a

Habilitations degree from the Free University Berlin in1988 and1998 respectively.

Conflict Management:

Lecturer: Kurve 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.

Networking

Lecturer: Dr. Judith Vey

Judith Vey received her diploma in sociology at the FU Berlin and finished her dissertation on crisis protests in Germany last year. She is a research fellow at the Institute for Protest and Social Movement Studies at the TU Berlin, lecturer for the German Confederation of Trade Unions and the German Education Union. Research stays in Lund, Sweden, and New York City, USA. She is a co-founder of a self-organized house project in Berlin. From beginning of April she is going to manage the public relation activities for the community project "Bioenergieregion Ludwigsfelde".

Scientific Writing

Lecturer: Dr. Jule-Marie Lorenzen
Jule-Marie Lorenzen is a sociologist and graduated with diploma from Technical University Berlin in 2010. After working in an application-oriented research project for two years, she became a stipendiary of Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung to complete her Ph.D. Her lecturing focus layed on qualitative methods of empirical sociology, sociological basics and issues of educational systems. Her research interests and publication focuses are transitions in educational biographies, methods of empirical research, sociology of knowledge, social structure and inequality.

Democracy and Social Inequality

Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Darius Zifonun

Darius 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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