Governance & Human Rights: Instructors

From Practitioners for Practitioners

The instructors in the Governance & Human Rights programme are outstanding and renowned international human rights academics, practitioners and experienced project coaches.

Leuphana Faculty

  • Dr. Elena Kropacheva

Affiliated Faculty

Heike Alefsen

Heike Alefsen is Senior Human Rights Adviser to the United Nations Development Group Asia-Pacific in Bangkok where she works with regional UN offices and 24 Resident Coordinators and UN Country Teams on the application of human rights policies and principles.

Prof. Dr. Jörn Basel

Prof. Jörn Basel is professor of business psychology at Lucerne University of Applied Sciences in Switzerland. He is also an advisor at The Negotiation Studio in Constance, Germany, which offers research-based negotiation training and coaching.

Dr. Andrea Berg

Dr. Andrea Berg is a systems thinker with a focus on systemic organizational development. She holds a PhD in Political Science. She has been working in leadership positions with global human rights organizations and has a sound knowledge of civil society developments.

Dr. Diane Betzler

Dr. Diana Betzler is an experienced researcher, project manager and lecturer. She has held adjunct teaching positions at the universities of Tübingen, Konstanz and Lüneburg, as well as at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts and Zurich University of the Arts.

Dr. Hasnain Bokhari

Dr. Hasnain Bokhari is a co-founder/managing director of 1000WB GmbH, a company focusing on digitalisation/energy. He has been teaching at the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy, University of Erfurt. His projects dealt with internet politics and peace education.  

Antonieta Alcorta de Bronstein

Ms. de Bronstein is a project manager in YEEES Project and is a part of the University of Vechta ENAQ Research Team. She is also a lecturer at the Leuphana University in Lüneburg since 2009 on design thinking, project management and entrepreneurship.

Dr. Irem Güney-Frahm

Dr. Irem Güney-Frahm conducts research at Harriet-Taylor-Mill Institute, focusing on globalization’s effects in developing countries. She has taught courses at the Humboldt University, Berlin School of Economics and Law, University of St Gallen and ETH Zürich.

Dr. Brigitte Hamm

Dr. Brigitte Hamm is a Senior Associate Fellow at the Institute for Development and Peace (INEF) at the University Duisburg-Essen. Her research focuses on Business and Human Rights, Corporate Social Responsibility, Global Governance and Multi-Stakeholder Processes.

Prof. Florian (Fabian) Hoffmann

Prof. Florian Hoffmann is a Professor of Law at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. His worked has focused on law, human rights and development. He has been a consultant with various national and international organizations (e.g. OHCHR; World Bank).

Prof. Julian Reid

Prof. Julian Reid is Professor and Chair of International Relations at the University of Lapland (Finland). He taught previously at King’s College London, SOAS, University of London, and Sussex University (the UK). He has published extensively on global governance and resilience.

Dr. Raphael Robiatti

Dr. des Raphael Robiatti works at the Thüringer Aufbaubank (TAB. He holds a PhD at the University of Erfurt. His research areas are public management, finance for development and development banking.

Jovana Škrijel

Ms. Škrijel is a lecturer and PhD candidate at the University of Erfurt, Germany. She is an international youth trainer, researcher, educator, and artivist – an activist who uses her artistic talents (storytelling, imagination, writing) to struggle against injustice and oppression.