Since 2014: Associate at the GIGA, GIGA deputy at the Leibniz Research Alliance "INFECTIONS´21"
2006 - 2008: Editor of the Journal Lateinamerika Analysen within the GIGA Journal Family
2006 - 2014: Senior Research Fellow at the GIGA Institute of Latin American Studies
2005 - 2008: Head of the GIGA Research Programme "Transformation in the Process of Globalization"
Since 1988: Senior Researcher at the Institute of Comparative Overseas Research (German Overseas Institute, now GIGA); responsibilities: agriculture and development, technology and industrial promotion, development theories, environmental problems, health
1986 - 1988: Coordinator of the research project on agro-industrial development in Costa Rica (Cooperation LAI/FUB and Universidad Nacional/ Costa Rica)
1984 - 1986: Teaching assignments at the University of Kassel and the Free University of Berlin
1983 - 1984; 1986-1987: Visiting Professor ant the Universidad Nacional in Heredia/Costa Rica
Since 1980: Member of the editorial board of the Journal Peripherie
1978 - 1983: Assistant Professor at the Latin American Institute of the Free University of Berlin
1976 -1978: Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies (Brighton/Großbritannien)
Education: Studies in History, Political Science and Sociology at the University of Constance and the Ohio State University; Doctorate in Political Science (Dr. rer. soc.; Thesis on “Oil, Nation State and National Development in Venezuela”, Constance); Habilitation at the University of Hamburg; award of the title “Professor” at the University of Hamburg
Global Health Governance; Schwerpunkt: WTO/TRIPS und der Zugang zu Medikamenten
Akteure, Koordination und Contestation in Global Governance
The Leibniz Research Alliance INFECTIONS promotes interdisciplinary research across several sections of the Leibniz Association. It focuses on the spread of antimicrobial resistant (AMR) microbes in an urbanizing society. This is a topical issue since a number of endemic infectious diseases are the leading cause of disease and mortality worldwide. In addition, humanity is increasingly challenged by emerging infectious agents that are often zoonotic in nature, such as the coronavirus outbreak. Leibniz Association, 2021-2025
As the Coronavirus pandemic dramatically shows, infections can have severe consequences worldwide. The Leibniz Research Alliance "Infections '21" was founded in 2015 with the goal of studying ways to better control, prevent and fight infectious illnesses and has swiftly adapted to the Covid-19-related challenges. The GIGA is a founding member of this alliance and deals with the access to medicines and vaccines as well as health as a global public good. Leibniz Association, 2015-2021