Jacobs University Bremen gGmbH
Campus Ring 1
|2008||Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA, Doctor of Philosophy, Political Science|
|1989||University of South Carolina, Columbia, S.C., USA, International Master of Business Administration|
|1985||James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA, Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Cum Laude Honors and Distinction|
|2015||Teacher of the Year award|
|2014-2015||“On the Way to a common European Energy Policy? The Energy Security Debates in Poland and Germany.” German-Polish Science Foundation. Consortium Partners: Universität Bremen, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland, and the Environmental Studies and Policy Research Institute in Wroclaw, Poland.|
|2012||"Overcoming NIMBY to International Renewable Energy Integration Projects” workshop with the “Social Acceptance of Renewable Energies” consortium (including Uni-Dresden and the Wuppertal Institut), DAAD program “Transformation Countries Egypt and Tunisia” program|
|2010-2011||Stiftung Deutsch-Amerikanische Wissenschaftsbeziehungen. Lead Investigator, "American and European Approaches to Energy Security: Divergence, Convergence and Future Cooperation"|
|2003-2004||Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD) Scholarship (waived in favor of Fulbright Fellowship)|
|2003-2004||University Scholar, Northwestern University|
|May 2011- present||Jacobs University, Professor of Political Science|
|2009- May 2011|
|2009||Schiller International University, Heidelberg, Germany, Lecturer, Business/Psychology|
|2008-2009||Universität Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany, Lecturer, Institute for Political Science|
|1996-1997||Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA, Teaching Assistant, International Relations and U.S. Government and Politics|
|1989-1995||Amoco Corporation (oil, gas, solar), Chicago, Illinois, USA, Senior International Affairs Analyst (1990-1995) Research & Planning Analyst, Public and Government Affairs (1989-1990)|
“China's supply of critical raw materials: Risks for Europe's solar and wind industries?“ (with Wiebke Rabe and Genia Kostka), Energy Policy, Volume 101, 2017, 692-699.
“Towards a common EU Energy Policy? Debates on Energy Security in Poland and Germany” (with Andreas Heinrich, Julia Kusznir, Aleksandra Lis, Kacper Szulecki, and Heiko Pleines), ESPRi Policy Paper, 2016. Available at https://www.pol-int.org/en/salon/towards-common-eu-energy-policy-debates-energy-security-poland-and
“European Integration in Response to (perceived) External Threats”, Presented at Europeanization vs. Renationalisation: Learning from Crisis for European Political Development Conference, University Bremen, July 2, 2016.
“Altering Asymmetries: Economic Interdependence and Leverage in Russian-EU Energy Relations”, Presented at the Towards a common European energy policy? Perceptions of energy security Conference, May 19, 2016.
“Outcomes and Strategies in the ‘New Great Game’: China and the Caspian states emerge as winners” (with J. Kusznir), Journal of Eurasian Studies, Volume 6 (2), 2015, 91-106.
“Heavy Rare Earths, Permanent Magnets, and Renewable Energies: An Imminent Crisis”, Energy Policy, 79, 2015, 1-8.
Book Review (with A. Bargu), “Energy & Ethics: Justice and the global energy challenge” by Benjamin Sovacool, Energy 91, 2015, 117-118.
“Redrawing the Geopolitical Map: The Transformative Effect of Renewable Energies” (with L. Canals and S. Kuzmanovski), Presented at American Political Science Association (APSA) Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., August 29, 2014.
“Globalization, Exit Costs and Power”, Presented at World International Studies Committee – International Studies Association (WISC-ISA), Frankfurt, Germany, August 7, 2014.
“NIMBYism as Geopolitical Challenge: Achieving Acceptance of Clean Electricity Transmission” (with C. Brandstätt), Presented at Geopolitics of Renewable Energy Workshop, Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg, Delmenhorst, December 1, 2011.“Terrorists versus the Sun: Desertec in North Africa as a case study for assessing risks to energy infrastructure”, Karen Smith Stegen, Patrick Gilmartin and Janetta Carlucci, in Risk Management 14(1), pp. 3-26, February 2012.
with the Heidelberg Center for American Studies, May 2011, Heidelberg, Germany
with the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg, November 2011, Delmenhorst, Germany
“The New Great Game & The Silk Road”
The Rise of China: Challenges and Opportunities Symposium, Jacobs University, November 18, 2016.
“Strategies for Staying on a Low‐Carbon Pathway despite Disruptions” Keynote
International Research Network for Low-Carbon Societies (LCS-RNet) 8th Meeting, hosted by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) & Wuppertal Institut für Klima, Umwelt, Energie (WI), Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Wuppertal, Germany, September 6, 2016.
“Sustainable Energy Security: The hidden challenges” Keynote
ENERDAY 2015 - 10th Conference on Energy Economics and Technology, TU Dresden, April 17, 2015.
“The Technology-Society-Sustainability Nexus” Keynote
BRIMUN Conference, Jacobs University, March 28, 2015
“Energy Transitions and Transatlantic Perspectives: The United States and Germany,”
Centre for European Studies, Universität Bremen, November 18, 2014.
Expert Workshop, Hans Böckler Stiftung and the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities (KWI), University Alliance Ruhr, Essen, September 15, 2014.
Lion’s Club, Bremen, Germany, June 2, 2014.
New Realities: Energy Security in the 2010s, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College, Washington, D.C., November 19, 2014.
Taiwanese Executive Learning Program, Universität Heidelberg, September 7, 2012.
Transatlantic Academy, U.S. Hamburg Consulate, June 7, 2012
10th Annual “Association for the Study of Peak Oil” Conference, Vienna, Austria, May 30-June 1, 2012
International Mangement Meeting, KAEFER Isoliertechnik, May 2011, Bremen
for the “Teaching Energy Experts for our Future” Seminar at the Hanse-Wissenschafts-Kolleg, November 2011, Delmenhorst, Germany
for the “Energy Supply Sourced from Renewable Energy: The U.S. and German Approaches” Seminar for Bucerius Law School / U.S. Consulate Hamburg, February 2012, Hamburg
Unifreunde Bremen, November 2011, Bremen
Keynote speech at Heidelberg Center for American Studies Workshop on “Energy Policy and Energy Security - Transatlantic Perspectives”, May 2011, Heidelberg
Bremen International Model United Nations Conference, Bremen, Germany, March 30, 2010.
Bremen International Model United Nations Conference, Bremen, Germany, March 29, 2010.
- Science and Technology Advisory Board, DESERTEC University Network
- Leader of the Social Acceptance Working Group, DESERTEC University Network
- Referee, International Relations journal
- Referee, Energy Research and Social Science journal
- Referee, Security and Peace/Sicherheit und Frieden
- Referee, African Journal of Political Science and International Relations
- Referee for Europe-Asia Studies journal
- Referee for Energy Policy journal
- Reviewer for the Helmholtz Gemeinschaft
- Associate Board Member, Jacobs University Alumni Association
- Board Member, Carl Schurz Deutsch-Amerikanischer Club
- Co-Coordinator for the Integrated Environmental Studies undergraduate program (Jacobs University Bremen)