Excellence Initiative for German Academics
Member of the COST Action 11011 Climate Change and Migration, Knowledge, Law, Policy and Theory
International Political Science Association (IPSA)
Human Rights Research Committee RC 26
Member of Executive Board (Chair-elect)
Quality of Democracy Research Committee RC 34
ORA-NWO/ESCR/DFG Research Grant 2013-2015
"Impact of Transitional Justice on Democratic Institution Building" http://tjdi.org
Utrecht University, The Netherlands
VolkwagenStiftung Symposium Grant
August 2012, Curricula Design Workshop: Applied Human Rights and Governance
Focus & Massa Research Grant
2011, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands
Transitional Justice, Memory, Human Rights Awareness and Democracy
Utrecht-Asia-Seminar Program Grant
2010, 2011 and 2012, Beijing, China
Joint Seminars and workshops with CUPL and CASS, Beijing, China.
Hanse Wissenschaftskolleg (HWK), Institute of Advanced Studies
Jan - March 2009, Delmenhorst, Germany.
Fellow with the focus and research and book project on "Reconciliation and Democratization in Europe".
EIUC Conference & Research Grant
June 2008- June 2009 , Venice, Italy
Conference and Research trips on „Reconciliation, coming to terms with the past & Democratisation“, Expert and conference meeting with anticipated publication.
Volkswagen Stiftung Conference Grant
Sept 2007,Berlin, Germany
“Science Fiction: Die Zukunft der Universitäten”, Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Berlin
Bertelsmann Stiftung Award
May 2007-ongoing, Germany & Israel
“German-Israeli Young Leadership Exchange Program”.
DFG Conference Grant
April 2007, Berlin, Germany
“The change of the International Human Rights Regime after 9/11” at Humboldt University Berlin. Follow up conference granted by EUCE Center of Excellence, Pittsburgh University, USA, April 2008.
Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Conference Grant
April 2005, Yerevan, Armenia
“Human Rights in Armenia” at Yerevan State University.
March – May 2005, Yerevan, Armenia
Lecturer for "Human Rights and Countries in Transition" at Yerevan State University.
Volkswagen Stiftung Tandem Research Grant
Nov 2003 – Sept 2006, Magdeburg & Berlin, Germany
Research Director, “Human Rights Education and Minorities in Europe” (together with C. Mahler and R. Toivanen), University of Magdeburg and Humboldt University Berlin
Stiftung Aufarbeitung der SED-Diktatur Grant
Oct 2000 - May 2001, Berlin, Germany
Constructing and organizing an exhibit and publication on Human Rights, “Amnesty International in the GDR”.