IParl welcomes three new fellows

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We are pleased to welcome Prof. Dr. Oskar Niedermayer and Prof. Dr. Roland Sturm as Senior Fellows as well as Mr. Jan Menzer as Associate Fellow at the Institute for Parliamentary Research. Our new colleagues support our work in several fields of research:

  • Federalism and bicameralism

  • Multi-level democracy

  • Parties and party systems.

Furthermore, our contacts to both parliaments and legislative scholars abroad are intesified. In particular, Mr. Menzer will manage a cooperation project with the Verkhovna Rada, the Ukrainian parliament, thereby strengthening our scientific policy advice efforts.

Welcome to the IParl!

Benjamin Höhne, Roland Sturm, Jan Menzer and Oskar Niedermayer at IParl
Benjamin Höhne, Roland Sturm, Jan Menzer and Oskar Niedermayer at IParl

Information on our fellows...

Oskar Niedermayer has been a professor at the Freie Universität Berlin, Otto-Suhr-Institute for Political Science, from 1993 to 2017. He also chaired the Otto-Stammer-Centrum for Empirical Political Sociology. He is am member of the board of trustees at the Institute of German and International Party Law and Party Research. From 1990 to 2015 he was a spokesperson of the German Political Science Association’s Working Group for Party Research. His research deals with parties and party systems as well political sociology at all levels of political systems. He was awarded with the Otto-Kirchheimer-Preis 2017 for his outstanding achievements in party research.

Roland Sturm holds holds the chair of German and Comparative Politics, European Studies and Political Economy at the Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg since 1996. He is co-editor of the journals „Gesellschaft-Wirtschaft-Politik“ and „Zeitschrift für Politik“. His scientific work deals with policy research, the politcal system of the United Kingdom and federalism and multi-level democracy within the European Union. He has held visiting professorships at the University of Washington (Seattle), the Peking University and the Universiy Pompeu Fabre (Barcelona).

Jan Menzer studied political science and psychology at the University of Leipzig. Since numerous years he has been working as foreign policy expert, speech writer and office manager in the German Bundestag. In particular, he dealt with parliamentary standing orders and the Mediation Committee of the German Bundestag and the Bundesrat. He teaches International Relations and Comparative Government at several universities in Berlin and Moscow. As Associate Fellow he contributes to the IParl’s  international policy advice efforts.

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