Short Term Experts

Brief profile of Short Term Experts moibilsed for providing Technical Assistance to selected Existing Study Centres

Name of expert: Prof. Ulrike Liebert , Jean Monnet Chair of Comparative European Politics

Areas of expertise: Political Science, Comparative Politics,  European IntegrationLiebert

Institution: University of Bremen, Jean Monnet Centre for European Studies

Visit(s) planned for: JNU New Delhi

Date(s) of visit(s):  21.-24. September 2011

Brief profile: Prof. Liebert’s fields of expertise and research interest cover the fields of social and political theory,  empirical cross- and transnational analyses of democracy and democratic development, constitutional and institutional reform policy and regional integration, with a focus on parliamentary government, citizenship, civil society, collective identities and memory policy, mass media, gender and social welfare, especially in polyethnic or multinational societies, such as in the European , Russia, the USA, Mexico, China or India.

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Personal website: http://www.monnet-centre.uni-bremen.de/staff/liebert/liebert.htm


Name of the Expert: Prof. Subrata. K. MitraSubrata_Mitra

 

Areas of Expertise: Indian politics, economy, society and the international relations of South Asia

Institution: South Asia Institute, Heidelberg University, Germany

Visits Planned for: Mangalore University, India

Date(s) of Visit: 20th to 23rd October 2010

Brief Profile: Subrata K. Mitra is currently Head of the Department of Political Science at the South Asia Institute (University of Heidelberg) where he teaches and lectures on a range of topics relating to Indian politics, economy, society and the international relations of South Asia, both at the undergraduate and post-graduate level. Subrata has directed and led funded research projects on a variety of subjects including citizenship, governance, sub-national movements and the post-colonial state. Subrata is editor of the Heidelberg Papers in South Asian and Comparative Politics and a member on various editorial boards for international journals. He is also the editor of the Advances in South Asian Studies series of Routledge.

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Name of the Expert: Anke BrugmannAnke_Brugmann_5

Areas of Expertise: Expert on ERASMUS, ECTS and the Bologna process.

Institution: University of Marburg, Germany

Visits Planned for: Symbiosis International University, Pune, India

Date(s) of Visit: 14th to 16th October 2010

Brief Profile: Director Student Academic Services at the University of Marburg, Germany. Academic background in Educational Management, International Relations and Law. Interest in organisational development and quality management processes.
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Personal Website: http://www.wissenschaftsmanagement-online.de:81/wmo2/user/3302


Name of the Expert: Dr. Gulshan SachdevaGSachdeva

Areas of Expertise: European Economic Integration, India-EU economic relations.

Institution: Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, India

Visits Planned for: Mangalore University, India

Date(s) of Visit: 20th to 21st October 2010

Brief Profile: As a Regional Cooperation Adviser he has headed the Asian Development Bank and The Asia Foundation projects at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Afghanistan. He was Visiting Professor at the University of Antwerp, University of Trento, and Corvinus University of Budapest. He was also Director, Europe Area Studies Programme at JNU. He holds a Ph.D in Economic Science from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

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Personal Website: www.jnu.ac.in/faculty/gsachdeva


Name of the Expert: Prof. Wim Dechering

Areas of Expertise: Expert on medical anthropology, non-western demography, Mixed Methods and Qualitative Data Analysis, Multimedia and Philosophy of science.

Institution: Leiden University, The Netherlands

Visits Planned for: MS University, Tirunelveli, India

Date(s) of Visit: 8th to 13th November 2010

Brief Profile: Dr Wim Dechering was has a background in anthropology and psychology. He has been involved since 1975 with the Institute of Cultural Anthropology, Leiden University, the Netherlands  as head of Field Training for anthropologists. His teaching experience covers topics like medical anthropology, non-western demography, basic courses in Research Methodology, statistics, advanced course in Mixed Methods and Qualitative Data Analysis, Multimedia and Philosophy of science. He has been involved in development projects in Sri Lanka (upgrading Sociology Department, Colombo University), India, Bangladesh, Indonesia and Dutch Surinam.

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Name of the Expert: Prof. Gilles Rouet

Areas of Expertise: Expert on European Studies.

Institution: University of Marburg, Germany

Visits Planned for: Pondicherry University

Date(s) of Visit: 11th to 14th October 2010

Brief Profile: Professor of Management of Education (Reims, France) and European Studies (Banska Bystrica, Slovakia). Jean Monnet Chair ad personam in EU Interdisciplinary Studies (2009-2014). Coordinator (1993-2003) then Independant Expert for Tempus Program (2003-2004), he was Attaché for cooperation in the French Embassy in Slovakia (2004-2008) and he his Junior Project Leader for France for the Twinning Project CEIBAL dedicated to implementation of Bologna Process in Georgia (2009-2011). He wrote 8 books and more than 80 papers or contributions and was editor of more than 20 books.

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Name of the Expert: Prof. Michele Knodtmikohnebrille
Areas of Expertise: Expert on European Integration and Comparative Politics.
Institution: Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany
Visits Planned for: Pondicherry University, India
Date(s) of Visit: 20-21st September 2010

Brief Profile: Professor for European Integration and Comparative Politics Important fields of academic research: EU Multi-Level Governance, EU External Energy Policy, EU External Democracy Promotion, Regional and Local Governance in the EU, Civil Society, Interest Intermedation in the EU Mission as expert:
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Name of the Expert: Muhamed AfzalMohd_Afzal

Areas of Expertise: Culture

Institution: Embassy of The Netherlands in New Delhi, India

Visits Planned for: Leiden University, The Netherlands

Date(s) of Visit: Begining of November 2010

Brief Profile: He manages the Netherlands Fellowship Programme, promotes academic collaborations between The Netherlands and India and advises on implementing the cultural policy of The Netherlands in India

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 Name of the Expert: Prof. Wim Koesterswkoesters
Areas of Expertise:
Monetary Economics, Macroeconomics and Economics of European Integration.
Institution:
Ruhr-University of Bochum, Germany
Visits Planned for: Mangalore University
Date(s) of Visit:
20th to 23rd October 2010
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Personal Website: www.rub.de/gtp


Name of the Expert: Prof. Graham Roomgraham-room

Areas of Expertise: European Social Policy, Social and Policy Sciences

Institution: University of Bath, United Kingdom

Visits Planned for: M.S. University, Tirunelveli, India

Date(s) of Visit: 23rd to 29th September 2010

Brief Profile: Graham Room is Professor of European Social Policy at the University of Bath. He is author, co-author or editor of eleven books, the most recent being The European Challenge: Innovation, Policy Learning and Social Cohesion in the New Knowledge Economy, Policy Press, 2005. He was Founding Editor of the Journal of European Social Policy and is a member of the Academy of Social Sciences.

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Personal Website: bath.ac.uk/soc-pol/people/gjroom.html


Name of the Expert: Prof. Rajendra K. JainRK_Jain

Areas of Expertise: European integration, EU foreign policy, EU-Asian and EU-South Asian relations

Institution: Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, India

Visits Planned for: Pondicherry University and Mangalore University, India

Date(s) of Visit: Pondicherry University, India (11-14 October 2010); Mangalore University, India (20-21 October 2010)

Brief Profile: Rajendra K. Jain is Professor, Centre for European Studies, JNU; Jean Monnet Chair (2010-2013) — the first in India; President, European Studies Association – Asia Pacific (2009-2010); and Secretary-General, Indian Association for European Studies. He has been Visiting Professor at the University of Malaya, Freiburg, Leipzig and Tuebingen university and at the Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, Paris.

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Personal Website: www.jnu.ac.in/faculty/rkjain



Name of the Expert: Kurt Hübner

Areas of Expertise: European integration; global currency regime and Euro, US-Dollar Renminbi relations; emerging market economies; sustainability, climate poilicies and international competitivenessHuebner_photo

Institution: Institute for European Studies at The University of British Columbia, Vancouver

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Date(s) of Visit: Pondicherry University, India (11-14 October 2010); Mangalore University, India (20-21 October 2010)

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Dr. Kurt Hübner received his PhD in Economics and Political Science from the Free University Berlin. He holds the Chair for German and European Studies at the Institute for European Studies (IES) at the University of British Columbia and is also the holder of the Jean Monnet Chair for European Integration and Global Political Economy. Currently he acts as the director of the IES. He has published 12 books and numerous articles in journals. His most recent books are ‘Europe, Canada, and the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement’ (Routledge 2011) and  ‘Global Currency Competition and Cooperation’ (Routledge 2011).

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Name of expert: Michael Dusche                                                                                                                       Michael_Dusche_photo                       

Areas of expertise: Culture and History of Germany, Europe, and India; Post-Colonial and Orientalism Studies; Nationalism and Ethnicity Studies; Religion, Ethnicity, and Identity Politics; Philosophy of Law, Politics, and Ethics in Inter-Cultural Perspective; Migration and Cultural Change; Islam and Democracy

Institution: Institute for African & Asian Studies, Humbodt University, Berlin, Germany (pending)

Date(s) of visit(s): March 1 & 2, 2011

Brief profile: Michael Dusche completed his MA in philosophy and linguistics at the University of Tübingen in 1993. In 1999, he received his PhD from the University of Frankfurt am Main with a dissertation on John Rawls and Global Justice. From 2000-2005 he joined the Centre for German Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi as an Assistant Professor and DAAD Lecturer. In 2005, Dusche was also a Visiting Fellow at Jadavpur University in Kolkata. From 2005-2009, Dusche was a researcher with the Chair of Islamic Studies at the University of Erfurt. In 2009/10, he joined the Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Advanced Study as a fellow. During this period he launched the book Identity Politics in India and Europe (New Delhi: SAGE, 2010) and he prepared a research proposal to be hosted by the Institute for African and Asian Studies at the Humboldt University in Berlin. The proposal is currently under review by the German Research Foundation (DFG).

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Personal website: www.mdusche.de

 


Name of expert: Dr. Wedigo de Vivancowedigo_vor_rostlaube_10-2010_-_Kopie

Areas of expertise: Internationalization of Higher Education

Institution: de vivanco consulting international, Dean emeritus Freie Universität Berlin

Visit(s) planned for: Symbiosis International University, Pune

Date(s) of visit(s):14-17 March 2011

Brief profile: After more than 25 years in the field of higher education working for the DAAD and Freie Universitaet Berlin my specialties are: international university cooperations respecting all stakeholders (students, faculty, staff), study abroad programs, summer universities, alumni work, organization of international offices, strategy development for internationalization, Third Party funding, joint/double degrees and cotutelles de thèse, foreign representations of universities, Bologna Process, audits and quality assurance. See my website.

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Personal website: www.devivanco.de


Name of expert: Dr. Gert Bruche, Professor of International Management

Areas of expertise: University Management, Internationalization of Universities, Business School/MBA Programmes, Accreditation;
Strategy & International Management, Emerging Market Strategies, Catch-up and Internationalization Strategies of Emerging Multinationals; Bruche_Foto
Regional Focus: Asia, especially India,  China (and Europe)

Institution: Berlin School of Economics and Law (Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin)

Visit(s) planned for: Symbiosis International University, Pune

Date(s) of visit(s): December 2010

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After his studies (Dipl.-Ing, Technische Universität Berlin, Dr. rer. pol., Freie Universität Berlin) Dr. Bruche worked with the United Nations Development Programme in Turkey, with the International Institute of Management in Berlin (WZB) and with Schering AG (Strategy Advisor to the Board, Managing Director for Schering's China operations and Director of Strategic Marketing). He later joined his current position as Professor of International Management at the Berlin School of Economics and also served as the School’s Dean and Vice President and as Director of an Executive Training Program at the Nanyang Business School in Singapore.

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Personal website: www.hwr-berlin.de/en/prof/gert-bruche 


Name of expert: Dr. Uli Brückner, Jean Monnet Chair for European Studies

Areas of expertise: European (Institutions, External Relations, Political Economy, Cultural Policy), European Studies Programmes (Summer School, MA, vocational training, training for international diplomats)brueckner.jpg

Institution: Stanford University Berlin Overseas Studies Center

Visit(s) planned for: Symbiosis University Pune

Date(s) of visit(s): January 2011, Summer School 2012

Brief profile:

Ulrich Brückner studied Political Science, German Literature and History at the University of Würzburg and the Freie Universität Berlin (FU Berlin). Since the mid 1980s European integration is his field of specialization. From 1992 until 2002 Uli Brückner worked at the Department for Political Sciences at the FU Berlin as lecturer and later as Jean Monnet Chairholder, an EU program for teaching activities in the field of European Integration.
His Ph.D. is on the role of the European Commission in the policy-making of the EU. From 1997 until 2003 he also worked as a Jean Monnet visiting professor at Szczecin University in Poland.

Since 1999 Uli Brückner taught at Stanford University in Berlin and in California, ECNU and Fudan University in Shanghai, MGIMO Moscow, Sabanci University in Istanbul, University of Economics in Bratislava, the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia, IESEG Business School in Lille and Paris and in Dubai.

In 2003 he became EU Jean Monnet Professor at Stanford.

Uli Brückner is a member of the expert services of the Federal Agency for Civic Education (bpb) and of TEAM Europe, the expert service of the European and he works with the International Training for Diplomats Programme of the German Federal Foreign Office.

In Berlin he is a faculty member in the German Program and the Metropolitan Program of IES, LEXIA International, Duke University in Berlin, the european school of governance (eusg), EAWSR, FU Berlin International Summeruniversity (FUBiS), East European Studies Online and IR online Gulf Region at the Freie University Berlin.

Uli Brückner is member of the board of directors of the institute for cultural diplomacy (icd) Berlin / New York.

His current fields of interests are institutional developments in the EU, the political economy of European integration, cultural policy, external affairs and Eastward enlargement of the EU, including Turkey.


Name of expert: PD Dr. Detlef BriesenBriesen

Areas of expertise: History, Regional Studies and Development

Institution: Justus-Liebig-University, Giessen, Germany

Visit(s) planned for: India, Vietnam, Laos

Date(s) of visit(s): May 2011, September – November 2011

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Ph.D. in Cologne, habilitation in Siegen, short and long term stays in Vietnam, US, India etc., since May 2008 ass. prof. in Giessen,

Several conferences, publications, research projects for Stiftung Volkswagenwerk, DFG, ZIM, EU etc.

research and publications on urban and regional history and geography, studies on culture and science, globalization and spatial planning  

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Personal website: http://www.uni-giessen.de/cms/fbz/fb04/institute/geschichte/zeitgeschichte/personen/briesen.detlef


Name of expert: Christian Wagner

Areas of expertise: International Relations, Comparative Politics in South Asia

Institution: German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP), BerlinWagner_Christian

Visit(s) planned for: Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, India

Date(s) of visit(s): 22.-23.11.2010

Brief profile:

Christian Wagner is Head of the Asia Division at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs in Berlin which he joined in 2003. From 1996 to 2001 he was Assistant Professor for Political Science at Rostock University. From 2001 to 2002 he was senior research fellow at the Center for Development Research at the University of Bonn. His main areas of interest include international relations, regional cooperation, democracy and ethnic conflicts in South Asia.

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Personal website: http://www.swp-berlin.org/en/scientist-detail/profile/christian-wagner.html


Name of expert:  Prof. Dr. Ireneusz Karolewski

Areas of expertise: Political Science

Institution: The  Willy Brandt Centre for German and European Studies, Univeristy of Wroclaw, University of PotsdamKarolewski_Foto

Visit(s) planned for:

Date(s) of visit(s): 7-8.02.2011

Brief profile:

Ireneusz Pawel Karolewski, associate professor of political science at the Willy Brandt Centre for German and European Studies, University of Wroclaw and adjunct professor at the Chair of Political Theory, University of Potsdam, research interests include European citizenship, collective identity in Europe, nation and nationalism in Europe; constitutionalisation of the EU, migration policies in the EU; selected publications: Citizenship and collective Identity in Europe (London: Routledge, 2009), Multiplicity of Nationalism in Europe (Lanham: Lexington, 2009), Nationalism and European Integration (New York: Continuum, 2007).

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Personal website: http://www.uni-potsdam.de/ls_poltheorie/frame_mitarbeiter/karolewski.html


Name of expert: Prof. Dr. Andreas KnorrKnorr_Photo

Areas of expertise:  European Economic Integration, Transport Economics, International Economics, Competition policy and industrial organization

Institution: German University of Administrative Sciences Speyer

Visit(s) planned for: PONDICHERRY UNIVERSITY

Date(s) of visit(s): 7th – 8th March 2011

Brief profile:

Andreas Knorr received his PhD in econimics from the University of Bayreuth, Germany in 1993. He is now Professor of Economics: National and International Economic Policy at Deutsche Hochschule für Verwaltungswissenschaften in Speyer, Germany. From February 2000 until September 2004, he was Professor of International Economics at the University of Bremen. Before, he had taught economics at the Department of Economics at Technical University Ilmenau and transport economics and transport policy at the Department of Traffic and Transport Sciences “Friedrich List” at Technical University Dresden. He has published numerous articles in the field of transport economics – especially in the areas of airline deregulation, railroad and mass transit liberalization –, European economic integration and competition policy.

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Personal website: http://www.dhv-speyer.de/knorr/


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