Prof. Dr. Clemens Arzt | Director
Prof. Dr. Clemens Arzt has been professor of constitutional and administrative law at the BSEL (formerly FHVR Berlin) since 1999, with a focus on police and regulatory law. His research has concentrated on German and international police law and right of assembly, protection of critical infrastructure, and the legal aspects of vehicle automation. He has authored numerous publications and often works as an expert for the German federal and state parliaments.
Prof. Dr. Hartmut Aden | Deputy Director
Prof. Dr. Hartmut Aden has been professor of German and European public law, public policy and public administration since 2009. He also serves as data protection commissioner for the BSEL. His research focuses on accountability, human rights, data protection, police law, right of assembly, law and technology, and environmental law and policy. His research projects primarily examine the interfaces between law, politics, and administration from a national as well as European and international perspective.
Prof. Dr. Birgitta Sticher | Deputy Director
Prof. Dr. Birgitta Sticher has been professor of psychology and leadership studies at the BSEL (formerly FHVR Berlin) since 1998, and since 2007 she has been internship coordinator for the Security Management programme at the BSEL. The focuses of her research are public involvement in disaster protection and the examination of pro-social behaviour in times of crisis/catastrophe.