Nominated Member

     Excellence Initiative for German Academics



Member of the COST Action 11011 Climate Change and Migration, Knowledge, Law, Policy and Theory

       Member of the Management Board



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"

Utrecht University, The Netherlands



VolkwagenStiftung Symposium Grant

August 2012, Curricula Design Workshop: Applied Human Rights and Governance

Berlin, Germany


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.



DAAD Grant

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”.