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Priv.-Doz. Dr. Janne Mende

Max Planck Research Group Leader

mende@mpil.de
Tel. +49 (6221) 482-635

Biographical Note

Political scientist Janne Mende is Max Planck Research Group Leader at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law since 2020. In her Research Group MAGGI (“The Multiplication of Authorities in Global Governance Institutions”) she analyzes the authority of state, inter-state and non-state actors of global governance in the United Nations and the European Union. Additionally, she leads the DFG-funded Research Project “Business Actors beyond Public and Private: Authority, Legitimacy and Responsibility in the United Nations Human Rights Regime” (BAPP) since 2018.

Prior to her time at the MPIL, she has held positions as deputy professor for Transnational Governance at the Technical University of Darmstadt (2019/20), project leader at the Institute for Political Sciences at the University of Giessen (2018-2020), postdoctoral fellow at the Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences (2017/18) and postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Development and Decent Work at the University of Kassel (2014-2017).

Over the past years, she has held visiting positions at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, the School of Global Studies in Gothenburg, the Danish Institute for Human Rights in Copenhagen, the WZB – Berlin Social Science Center, Research Unit Global Governance, the Research Centre Human Rights at the University of Vienna, the Centre for the Study of Social and Global Justice at the University of Nottingham and the New School for Social Research in New York.

Her habilitation thesis (Nomos 2020) analyzes the transformations resulting from the challenging constellation between global governance and human rights between and beyond the public and the private sphere. Her PhD thesis (Campus 2015; Rowman & Littlefield Int. 2016) analyzes liberal and communitarian approaches to collective rights, discussing the chances and challenges of indigenous human rights to culture and identity in the United Nations. A previous study on universalism, cultural relativism and female genital mutilation/cutting was published in 2011 (Transcript).

Academic Degrees:

07/2018: Habilitation and Venia Legendi in Political Science, University of Kassel
05/2014: Dr. rer. soc. in Political Science, University of Giessen
05/2010: Magistra Artium in Political Science, Social Anthropology, Psychology, Free University Berlin


Current Research Projects


Research Areas

Human Rights
Global Governance and Transnationalization
International Institutions
United Nations
European Union
Business and Human Rights
Non-State Governance Actors
Authority, Legitimacy and Power
Qualitative Research in International Organizations
Transnational Democracy
International Political Theory
Theories of International Relations
Culture, Identity and Cultural Rights


Publications

Monographs

Mende, Janne (2021): Der Universalismus der Menschenrechte, Stuttgart: utb

Mende, Janne (2020): Global Governance und Menschenrechte: Konstellationen zwischen Privatheit und Öffentlichkeit (series: Internationale Politische Theorie, ed. by Christian Volk, Thorsten Thiel), Baden-Baden: Nomos

Mende, Janne (2016): A Human Right to Culture and Identity? The Ambivalence of Group Rights (series: Studies in Social and Global Justice, ed. by Benjamin Holland, Tony Burns), London: Rowman & Littlefield International (peer-reviewed)

Mende, Janne (2015): Kultur als Menschenrecht? Ambivalenzen kollektiver Rechtsforderungen, Frankfurt am Main/New York: Campus Verlag

Mende, Janne (2011): Begründungsmuster weiblicher Genitalverstümmelung. Zur Vermittlung von Kulturrelativismus und Universalismus, Bielefeld: Transcript Verlag

Peer-Reviewed Articles

Mende, Janne (2022): Extended Qualitative Content Analysis: Researching the United Nations and other International Institutions, in: Qualitative Research Journal, online first: https://doi.org/10.1108/QRJ-11-2021-0127

Mende, Janne/Möllers, Christoph (2021): Was sind soziale Normen? Ein Dialog zwischen der rechtsphilosophischen und der konstruktivistischen Normenforschung, in: Leviathan, vol. 49, no. 4, pp. 577-598, online: https://doi.org/10.5771/0340-0425-2021-4-577

Mende, Janne (2021): Norm Convergence and Collision in Regime Overlaps. Business and Human Rights in the UN and the EU, in: Globalizations, online first: https://doi.org/10.1080/14747731.2021.1983342

Mende, Janne (2021): The Contestation and Construction of Global Governance Authorities. A Study from the Global Business and Human Rights Regime, in: Global Constitutionalism, online first: https://doi.org/10.1017/S2045381721000113

Mende, Janne (2021): Are Human Rights Western – and Why does it Matter? A Perspective from International Political Theory, in: Journal of International Political Theory, vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 38-57, online: https://doi.org/10.1177/1755088219832992

Mende, Janne (2020): Experteninterviews in internationalen Organisationen: Zwischen Standardisierung und Narration, in: Zeitschrift für Internationale Beziehungen, vol. 27, no. 2, pp. 139-152, online: https://doi.org/10.5771/0946-7165-2020-2-139   

Mende, Janne/Müller, Stefan (2020): Einfach komplex? Die gesellschaftliche Vermittlung politikwissenschaftlicher Analysen, in: Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft, vol. 30, no. 3, pp. 379-399, online: https://doi.org/10.1007/s41358-020-00229-0

Mende, Janne/Drubel, Julia (2020): At the Junction: Two Models of Business Responsibility for Modern Slavery, in: Human Rights Review, vol. 21, no. 3, pp. 313-335, online: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12142-020-00596-9

Mende, Janne (2019): The Concept of Modern Slavery: Definition, Critique, and the Human Rights Frame, in: Human Rights Review, vol. 20, no. 2, pp. 229-248, online: https://rdcu.be/bcW7r

Mende, Janne (2017): Die Entwicklung unternehmerischer Verantwortung für Menschenrechte: Privatisierung oder Diffusion?, in: Politische Vierteljahresschrift, Special Issue 52: Politik und Verantwortung, ed. by Christopher Daase/Valentin Rauer/Stefan Kroll/Julian Junk, pp. 409-435, online: https://doi.org/10.5771/9783845271934-410    

Mende, Janne (2016): Global Governance und libertärer Paternalismus: Akteure, Normativität und Legitimität, in: Zeitschrift für Praktische Philosophie, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 557-596, online:  https://doi.org/10.22613/zfpp/3.1.16

Mende, Janne (2015): Privatheit und Governance in der Internationalen Politischen Theorie, in: Zeitschrift für Politische Theorie (Special Issue: Internationale Politische Theorie, ed. by Nicole Deitelhoff, Christian Volk), vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 207-222, online: https://doi.org/10.3224/zpth.v6i2.22878

Mende, Janne (2015): The Imperative of Indigeneity: Indigenous Human Rights and Their Limits, in: Human Rights Review, vol. 16, no. 3, pp. 221-238, online: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12142-015-0371-5

Mende, Janne (2011): Kultur, Volk und Rasse. Die deutsche Ethnologie im Nationalsozialismus und ihre Aufarbeitung, in: Anthropos, Internationale Zeitschrift für Völker- und Sprachenkunde, vol. 106, no. 2, pp. 529-545, online: https://doi.org/10.5771/0257-9774-2011-2-529

Book Chapters and Papers without Peer-Review

Müller, Stefan/Mende, Janne (2022): Vereinfachung, Abbildung und Übersetzung. Modelle der Vermittlung politikwissenschaftlichen Wissens, in: Bergem, Wolfgang/Schöne, Helmar (ed.): Wie relevant ist die Politikwissenschaft, Wiesbaden: Springer VS (forthcoming)

Mende, Janne/Auethavornpipat, Ruji/Lohrum, Marie/Nakamura, Fumie (2022): The Multiplication of Authorities in Global Governance Institutions: A Research Agenda, in: Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law & International Law Research Paper Series, vol. 7, no. 2022-06, online: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4062679

Drubel, Julia/Mende, Janne (2022): The Hidden Contestation of Norms: Decent Work in the ILO and the UN, in: Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law & International Law Research Paper Series, vol. 7, no. 2022-05, online: http://ssrn.com/abstract=4051492

Mende, Janne (2021): Private Actors, NGOs and Civil Society in Multilevel Governance, in: Benz, Arthur/Broschek, Jörg/Lederer, Markus (ed.): A Research Agenda for Multilevel Governance, Cheltenham, Edward Elgar, pp. 171-189, online: https://doi.org/10.4337/9781789908374.00017

Mende, Janne (2021): Public and Individual Interests. Implications of the COVID-19 Pandemic, in: Jahrbuch Technikphilosophie, vol. 7, pp. 315-318, online: https://doi.org/10.5771/9783748910961-312

Mende, Janne (2021): Common Identities, Overlapping Authorities and Complexity. Practices of (De-)Legitimation in the United Nations, in: Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law & International Law Research Paper Series, vol. 6, no. 2021-05, online: https://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3790292

Mende, Janne (2020): Public, Private and Societal: A Threefold Approach to Human Rights Responsibility, in: Michael Stohl/Alison Brysk (eds.): A Research Agenda for Human Rights, Northampton/Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, pp. 155-172, online: https://doi.org/10.4337/9781788973083   

Mende, Janne (2020): Business Authority in Global Governance: Beyond Public and Private, in: WZB Berlin Social Science Center Discussion Paper, no. SP IV 2020-103, online: https://bibliothek.wzb.eu/pdf/2020/iv20-103.pdf

Mende, Janne (2020): Unternehmen als gesellschaftliche Akteure: Die unternehmerische Verantwortung für Menschenrechte zwischen privater und öffentlicher Sphäre, in: Nikolaus Goldbach/Franziska Paulmann/Julia Druschel/Carolina Alves Vestena (ed.): Interdisziplinäre Perspektiven auf Soziale Menschenrechte, Baden-Baden: Nomos, pp. 77-98 (Reprint)

Mende, Janne (2020): Global Governance, in: Scott N. Romaniuk/Manish Thapa/Péter Marton (ed.): The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Global Security Studies, Basingstoke/New York: Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, online: https://link.springer.com/referenceworkentry/10.1007/978-3-319-74336-3_220-1

Mende, Janne (2020): Business Enterprises and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: A Hybrid Approach, in: Philani Mthembu/Miguelángel Verde Garrido/Adam S. Wilkins (ed.): The Global Politics of Human Rights. Bringing the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) into the 21st Century, Berlin: Berlin Forum on Global Politics, pp. 112-116, online: https://bfogp.org/publications-and-projects/the-global-politics-of-human-rights/

Mende, Janne (2018): Normative and Contextual Feminism: Lessons from the Debate around Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting, in: Gender Forum, An Internet Journal for Gender Studies, vol. 17, no. 68, pp. 47-69, online: http://genderforum.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/5_Mende_Normative-and-Contextual-Feminism.pdf

Mende, Janne (2018): Indigene Menschenrechte als Pluralisierung des Menschenrechts, in: Zeitgeschichte Online, Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung, special issue: Menschenrechte und Humanitarismus, online: https://zeitgeschichte-online.de/indigene-menschenrechte-universalismus-oder-indigenitaet

Mende, Janne (2018): The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, in: Fritz Thyssen Foundation Working Group on Human Rights in the 20th Century (ed.): Sources on the History of Human Rights, online: https://www.geschichte-menschenrechte.de/business-human-rights/

Mende, Janne (2017): Unternehmen als gesellschaftliche Akteure: Die unternehmerische Verantwortung für Menschenrechte zwischen privater und öffentlicher Sphäre, in: MenschenRechtsMagazin, vol. 22, no. 1, pp. 5-17, online: https://publishup.uni-potsdam.de/opus4-ubp/frontdoor/deliver/index/docId/40432/file/mrm22_01.pdf

Mende, Janne (2016): Die Bedeutung und Legitimität nichtstaatlicher Akteure im Menschenrecht, in: Kritische Justiz, Vierteljahresschrift für Recht und Politik, vol. 49, no. 4, pp. 2-9, online: https://www.kj.nomos.de/fileadmin/kj/doc/2016/Aufsatz_KJ_16_04.pdf

Mende, Janne (2016): Öffentlicher Menschenrechtsschutz, privater Menschenrechtsbruch. Alte und neue Antagonismen in Zeiten der Globalisierung und Global Governance, in: Karl-Rudolf Korte (ed.): Politik in unsicheren Zeiten: Kriege, Krisen und neue Antagonismen, Baden-Baden: Nomos, pp. 278-292

Müller, Stefan/Mende, Janne (2016): Weder getrennt noch eins. Identität, Differenz und die Frage der Freiheit, in: Stefan Müller/Janne Mende (ed.): Differenz und Identität. Konstellationen der Kritik, Weinheim: Beltz Juventa, pp. 7-28

Mende, Janne (2016): Moderne Sklaverei: Unschärfen eines Begriffs, in: Blätter für deutsche und internationale Politik, vol. 61, no. 9, pp. 33-36

Mende, Janne (2016): Collective Identity, in: Paul Tiedemann (ed.): Right to Identity (Archiv für Rechts- und Sozialphilosophie – Beiheft 147, ed. by Internationale Vereinigung für Rechts- und Sozialphilosophie), Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, pp. 129-150

Mende, Janne (2016): Kulturelle Identität und Politik, in: Sybille de la Rosa/Sophia Schubert/Holger Zapf (ed.): Transkulturelle Politische Theorie. Eine Einführung, Wiesbaden: Springer VS, pp. 43-62

Mende, Janne (2014): Die Privatheit der Privatsphäre, in: Zeitschrift für Kritische Theorie, vol. 20, no. 38/39, pp. 230-234

Mende, Janne (2013): Die Ordnung der Moral, in: Erwägen Wissen Ethik, Forum für Erwägungskultur, vol. 24, no. 2, pp. 271-274

Mende, Janne (2013): Amartya Sen: Identity and Violence. The Illusion of Destiny, in: Samuel Salzborn (ed.): Klassiker der Sozialwissenschaften. 100 Schlüsselwerke im Portrait (2. edition 2016), Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, pp. 389-392

Mende, Janne (2013): Ruth Benedict: Patterns of Culture, in: Samuel Salzborn (ed.): Klassiker der Sozialwissenschaften. 100 Schlüsselwerke im Portrait (2. edition 2016, 3. Edition 2021), Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, pp. 116-120

Mende, Janne (2013): Der Doppelcharakter von Kritik. Zur Konstellation immanenter und transzendenter Kritik, in: Stefan Müller (ed.): Jenseits der Dichotomie. Elemente einer sozialwissenschaftlichen Theorie des Widerspruchs (series: Frankfurter Beiträge zur Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie, ed. by Rolf Haubl, Katharina Liebsch, Dieter Mans), Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, pp. 157-180

Mende, Janne (2012): Normativität und Relationen im transkulturellen Vergleich, in: Holger Zapf (ed.): Nichtwestliches politisches Denken. Zwischen kultureller Differenz und Hybridisierung (series: Trans- und interkulturelle Politische Theorie und Ideengeschichte, ed. by Sybille de la Rosa, Holger Zapf, Sophia Schubert, Alexander Weiß), Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, pp. 47-63

Edited Volumes and Special Issues

Gadinger, Frank/Kortendiek, Nele/Mende, Janne (2022): Vermittlung in der internationalen Politik, in: Zeitschrift Diskurs (forthcoming)

Finzsch, Norbert/Hulverscheidt, Marion/Mende, Janne/Oeming, Madita/Frederikson, Bodil (2018): On Clitoridectomy, in: Gender Forum. An Internet Journal for Gender Studies, vol. 17, no. 68

Mende, Janne (2016): Menschenrechte, nichtstaatliche Akteure und Legitimität, in: Kritische Justiz, Vierteljahresschrift für Recht und Politik, vol. 49, no. 4

Müller, Stefan/Mende, Janne (ed.) (2016): Differenz und Identität. Konstellationen der Kritik, Weinheim: Beltz Juventa

Mende, Janne/Müller, Stefan (ed.) (2009): Emanzipation in der politischen Bildung. Theorien, Konzepte, Möglichkeiten, Schwalbach/Ts.: Wochenschau Verlag


Recent Publications

  • Extended Qualitative Content Analysis: Researching the United Nations and other International Institutions. In: Qualitative Research Journal online first (2022). doi: 10.1108/QRJ-11-2021-0127. Open Access
  • Norm Convergence and Collision in Regime Overlaps. Business and Human Rights in the UN and the EU. In: Globalizations online first (2021). doi: 10.1080/14747731.2021.1983342. Open Access
  • Private Actors, NGOs and Civil Society in Multilevel Governance. In: A Research Agenda for Multilevel Governance, Arthur Benz, Jörg Broschek, Markus Lederer (eds.). Edward Elgar, Cheltenham 2021, 171-189. Open Access
  • Was sind soziale Normen? Ein Dialog zwischen der rechtsphilosophischen und der konstruktivistischen Normenforschung. In: Leviathan 49 (4), 577-598 (2021). doi: 10.5771/0340-0425-2021-4-577 (with Christoph Möllers). Open Access
  • Der Universalismus der Menschenrechte. UTB, Stuttgart, 2021, 240 p. Details
  • Public and Individual Interests. Implications of the COVID-19 Pandemic. In: Jahrbuch Technikphilosophie 7, 312-315 (2021). doi: 10.5771/9783748910961-312. Open Access
    Translated into: Chinese
  • The Contestation and Construction of Global Governance Authorities: A Study from the Global Business and Human Rights Regime. In: Global Constitutionalism online first (2021). doi: 10.1017/S2045381721000113. Open Access
  • Are Human Rights Western—And Why does it Matter? A Perspective from International Political Theory. In: Journal of International Political Theory 17 (1), 38-57 (2021). doi: 10.1177/1755088219832992.
  • Global Governance und Menschenrechte: Konstellationen zwischen Privatheit und Öffentlichkeit. Internationale Politische Theorie. Nomos, Baden-Baden, 2020, 340 p. doi: 9783848715985 Details
  • Common Identities, Overlapping Authorities and Complexity. Practices of (De-)Legitimation in the United Nations. In: Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law & International Law Research Paper 2021-05 (2021). doi: 10.2139/ssrn.3790292. Open Access
  • Experteninterviews in internationalen Organisationen: Zwischen Standardisierung und Narration. In: Zeitschrift für Internationale Beziehungen 27 (2), 139-152 (2020). doi: 10.5771/0946-7165-2020-2-139.
  • The Public, the Private, and the Business-Societal. A Threefold Approach to Business Responsibility for Human Rights. In: A Research Agenda for Human Rights, Michael Stohl, Alison Brysk (eds.). Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham 2020, 155-172. Open Access
  • Einfach komplex? Die gesellschaftliche Vermittlung politikwissenschaftlicher Analysen. In: Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft 30 (3), 379-399 (2020). doi: 10.1007/s41358-020-00229-0 (with Stefan Müller).
  • At the Junction: Two Models of Business Responsibility for Modern Slavery. In: Human Rights Review 21 (3), 313-335 (2020). doi: 10.1007/s12142-020-00596-9 (with Julia Drubel). Open Access
  • Unternehmen als gesellschaftliche Akteure: Die unternehmerische Verantwortung für Menschenrechte zwischen privater und öffentlicher Sphäre. In: Interdisziplinäre Perspektiven auf Soziale Menschenrechte, Nikolaus Goldbach, Franziska Paulmann, Julia Druschel, Carolina Alves Vestena (eds.). Nomos, Baden-Baden 2020, 77-98.
  • Business Enterprises and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR): A Hybrid Approach. In: The Global Politics of Human Rights. Bringing the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) into the 21st Century. Berlin Forum on Global Politics. Berlin Forum on Global Politics, Berlin 2020, 112-116. Open Access
  • Global Governance. In: The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Global Security Studies, Scott N. Romaniuk, Manish Thapa, Péter Marton (eds.). Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, Basingstoke/New York 2020. Details
  • Normative and Contextual Feminism: Lessons from the Debate around Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting. In: Gender Forum, An Internet Journal for Gender Studies 17 (68), 47-69 (2018). Open Access
  • The Concept of Modern Slavery: Definition, Critique, and the Human Rights Frame. In: Human Rights Review 20 (2), 229-248 (2019). doi: 0.1007/s12142-018-0538-y. Open Access
  • Differenz und Identität. Konstellationen der Kritik. Beltz Juventa, Weinheim, 2016, 278 p. (with Stefan Müller)
  • A Human Right to Culture and Identity? The Ambivalence of Group Rights.. Studies in Social and Global Justice, hrsg. v. Benjamin Holland, Tony Burns.. Rowman & Littlefield International, London, 2016, 222 p.
  • Kultur als Menschenrecht? Ambivalenzen kollektiver Rechtsforderungen.. Campus Verlag, Frankfurt am Main/ New York, 2015, 262 p.
  • Begründungsmuster weiblicher Genitalverstümmelung. Zur Vermittlung von Kulturrelativismus und Universalismus.. Transcript Verlag, Bielefeld, 2011, 212 p.

Blogposts

  • Die Komplexität der Menschenrechte. Symposium "The Concrete Utopia of Human Rights", 18 August 2021. Online
  • Plagiate – die frühe Rolle der Universitäten. theorieblog, 2019. Open Access
  • Which Business? Controversies about the Scope of Application of a Future Treaty on Business and Human Rights. Völkerrechtsblog, 2018. Open Access
  • A New Responsibility in the Making: Business Companies and Human Rights. WZB Orders Beyond Borders, 2018. Open Access

Working Papers

  • The Hidden Contestation of Norms: Decent Work in the ILO and the UN. Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law & International Law Research Paper Series 7 (5), 2022 (with Julia Drubel). Open Access
  • Common Identities, Overlapping Authorities and Complexity. Practices of (De-)Legitimation in the United Nations. Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law & International Law Research Paper Series 6 (5), 2021. doi: 10.2139/ssrn.3790292. Open Access
  • From Exploration to Explanation. Researching the United Nations and other International Institutions. Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law & International Law Research Paper Series 5 (2), 2020. doi: 10.2139/ssrn.3526756. Open Access
  • Business Authority in Global Governance: Beyond Public and Private. WZB Berlin Social Science Center Discussion Paper SP IV (103), 2020. Open Access

Memberships

• German Political Science Association (DVPW)

        • Section International Relations

        • Section Political Theory

        • Working Group Sociology in International Relations

        • Working Group Human Rights

• Section “Norms and Changes in Global Politics”, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen (spokesperson)

• Standing Group “International Political Theory”, European Consortium for Social Research (ECPR)

• Working Group “International Relations as a Social Science”, British International Studies Association (BISA)

• Research Group “United Nations”, University of Potsdam

• Research Group “Migration and Human Rights”, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen

• Working Group “Reforming the United Nations”, German Society for the United Nations (DGVN)

• Global Business and Human Rights Scholars Association (BR2R)

• Academic Council on the United Nations System

• Connecticut/Baden-Württemberg Human Rights Research Consortium

• Max Planck Group on Business and Human Rights (spokesperson)

Miscellaneous

Head of Conferences and Workshops

“Public(s) in Global Politics”, annual conference of the DVPW working group “Sociology in International Relations” in cooperation with the section “Political Sociology” of the German Sociological Association (DGS), 11.-12.11.2021 (with Ulrich Franke, Thomas Müller, Jasmin Siri)

“Human Rights Responsibilities beyond the State. Pushing the Boundaries of Public and Private“, online workshop, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, 10.-11.06.2021 (with Anneloes Hoff)

“Beyond Western Liberalism: Mapping Blind Spots in IR Norm Research”, GGS annual conference, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, 2.-3.12.2019 (in cooperation with DVPW thematic group “IR Norms Research”, Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg, Institute of Political Science at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Peace Research Institute Frankfurt)

“The Concept of Mediation in International Relations”, annual conference of the DVPW working group “Sociologies in International Relations”, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, 14.-15.11.2019 (with Frank Gadinger and Nele Kortendiek)

“Researching International Organizations Empirically”, workshop of the section “Norms and Changes in World Politics”, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, 15.11.2018


Service to the Academic Community

Gender Equality Officer, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law

Spokesperson of the Max Planck Group on Business and Human Rights, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law

Head of Discussion Group on Human Rights, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law

Spokesperson of the section “Norms and Change in Global Politics”, Giessen Graduate Centre, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen


Expert Reports and Selection Committees for Research Funding Institutions

  • Horizon Europe, funding program of the European Union
  • German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
  • National Science Centre Poland


Supervision of PhD Theses

Valter Angelo da Silva Junior: Non-State Actors’ Authority under European Union’s Trade Agreements

Serdar Damar: The Changing Authority of the Kurdish Liberation Movement during the so-called Arab Spring

Marie Lohrum: The Governance Authority of Lobbyists in the EU

Fumie Nakamura: The Governance Authority of Transnational Municipal Networks