Brandt School Boards

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Our Advisory Board and our International Board are integral components of our successful Brandt School Network.

Brandt School Advisory Board

The Advisory Board consists of highly experienced experts from different professional areas: development cooperation, academic research, as well as donor and non-governmental organizations. The Advisory Board helps the Brandt School leadership to further the strategic development of the school and its MPP program, outreach, and research.

All board members serve in their personal capacity and not as representatives of their organization.

Andrea von Rauch
Andrea von Rauch
GIZ Academy
(Extern)

Biography

Andrea von Rauch has a diploma in engineering and landscape planning from Leibniz University Hannover and Humboldt University Berlin. She has been coordinating development programs at the local and regional level and has been a desk officer at the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) for Africa. Since 2015 she has been the director of the Academy for International Cooperation at the German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ). The Academy’s purpose is to offer learning opportunities and tailor-made learning concepts that qualify specialists and managers in international cooperation.

Goran Buldioski
Goran Buldioski
Open Society Foundations
(Extern)

Biography

Goran Buldioski is director of the Open Society Foundations’ Berlin office and the Open Society Initiative for Europe. Buldioski’s areas of expertise include democratic transition, civil society, citizen participation, and effective government in Europe, notably Central and Eastern Europe and the Western Balkans. Before joining the Open Society Foundations, he worked for the Council of Europe, the Macedonian Center for International Cooperation, and the National Youth Council of Macedonia. Buldioski’s publications on democracy, think tanks, and policy-relevant issues have appeared in Politico Europe, Foreign Policy, ZEIT Online, open Democracy, Mediapart, and the Independent, among others. He is member of the European Council of Foreign Relations. Buldioski holds MA degrees in public policy from Central European University and in organizational behavior from George Washington University.

Jale Tosun
Prof. Dr. Jale Tosun
University of Heidelberg
(Extern)

Biography

Jale Tosun is a professor of Political Science at the Institute of Political Science. After studying political and administrative science in Konstanz and Pavia, she completed her PhD at the University of Konstanz on the topic of transformative change of environmental policy in Latin America and Eastern Europe. Jale Tosun was a Research Fellow at the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research before coming to Heidelberg in October 2013 as an assistant professor of International and Comparative Political Economy. She has been a professor of Political Science since March 2015. Her teaching and research focuses mainly on the comparative study of regulation in areas of environment, energy, and climate change, as well as on distributive conflicts within the European Union and the influence of the EU on regulatory measures in third-party states.  She is part of the “Deep Decarbonisation: The Democratic Challenge of Navigating Governance Traps” (DeepDCarb) project, that deals with the fundamental question on how to reduce carbon emissions in the economy. 

Rupert Antes
Dr. Rupert Antes
Haniel Foundation
(Extern)

Biography

Rupert Antes studied Biology at the University of Bonn and the University of Western Australia and holds a Ph.D. in Biology from the University of Bonn. He worked for nearly ten years at the German Academic Scholarship Foundation as an assistant to the general secretary and as the director for exceptional stipend programs. Since 2001, he is managing director of the Haniel Foundation. The foundation supports future leadership potential in international enterprises and institutions with a focus on the nexus of economy, politics, public administration and science.

Brandt School International Board

The International Board brings together a group of international networking partners from fellow academic institutions as well as important strategic partner organizations. Its main task is to help us with international outreach, networking and cooperation.