Members of FÖPS Berlin

Prof. Dr. Hartmut Aden

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. Clemens Arzt

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. Gritt Beger

Prof. Dr. Gritt Beger has been professor of constitutional and administrative law at the BSEL since 2009. Her specialty is police law. Before joining the BSEL, she was the senior civil servant of the Dresden Police Department for several years. Her work focuses on police, civil service, and public service law.

Prof. Dr. Marc Coester

Prof. Dr. Marc Coester has been professor of criminology at the BSEL since 2014. Before joining FÖPS Berlin, Marc Coester, who holds a degree in educational science, worked for the institutes of criminology at the universities of Tübingen and Marburg, the crime prevention council of Lower Saxony’s ministry of justice, and the German Congress on Crime Prevention. Among other topics, he is an expert on crime prevention, right-wing extremism, hate crime, evaluation research and recidivism research.

Prof. Dr. Anna Daun

Prof. Dr. Anna Daun has been Professor for political science at the Berlin School of Economics and Law since 2016. Her teaching and research fall within the subfields of International Relations and Security Studies. She is especially interested in security cooperation, fragile states, intelligence and civil protection. Bevor joining the Berlin School of Economics and Law she worked for the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) in the subject areas of risk perception and risk communication.

Prof. Dr. Dr. Karl-Heinz Fittkau

Prof. Dr. Hans-Gerd Jaschke

Prof. Dr. Hans-Gerd Jaschke has been professor of political science with a focus on internal security at the BSEL (formerly FHVR Berlin). Between 2002 and 2007, he was head of the Department of Law and Social Studies at what is now the Deutsche Hochschule der Polizei in Münster (German Police University). He is an expert on political extremism, police training in the national and international context, and the politics of internal security.

Prof. Dr. Christoph Kopke

Prof. Dr. Christoph Kopke has been professor of political science and sociology at the BSEL since 2015. He was research assistant at Moses Mendelssohn Centre, University Potsdam. He is an expert on right-wing extremism.

Prof. Marcel Kuhlmey

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Kühnel

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Kühnel was professor of criminology at the former FHVR Berlin from 1998 to 2011. Since 2011 he is professor of sociology at the BSEL. His research and publications cover a wide range of topics in the field of criminology. His current research concentrates on political protest and political participation of juveniles, and the transition from school to working life

Prof. Dr. Martin Kutscha

Prof. Dr. Martin Kutscha was professor of constitutional and administrative law at the BSEL (formerly FHVR Berlin) from 1990 to 2014. He is the author of countless publications on police law, data protection, and constitutional law, and often works as an expert for the German federal and state parliaments. His research revolves around issues of fundamental rights in the context of police law, data protection, civil service and European law.

Prof. Dr. Vincenz Leuschner

Prof. Dr. Wim Nettelnstroth

Prof. Dr. Wim Nettelnstroth has been professor of psychology (personnel management) at the BSEL since 2012, and since 2014 has been in charge of quality assurance in the Department of Police and Security Management. Prior to joining the BSEL, he was professor of psychology and education at the Brandenburg University of Applied Police Sciences. His professional activities and research focus primarily on personnel and organisational psychology, in particular personnel selection, communication/conflict, and leadership and organisational diagnostics.

Prof. Dr. Janine Neuhaus

Prof. Dr. Janine Neuhaus has been professor of psychology and research methods since 2017. Previously, she was working as a research consultant at Potsdam University (2015-2017) and as a research associate within several third-party-funded research projects at Freie Universität Berlin (2004-2015; in cooperation with the LKA Berlin, Volkswagen-Foundation etc.). She is an expert on crime prevention, youth violence, intervention and evaluation research and gender research.

Prof. Dr. Claudius Ohder

Prof. Dr. Claudius Ohder has been professor of criminology at the BSEL (formerly FHVR Berlin) since 1996. Since 2005 he has been head of the Security Management programme at the BSEL. He is an expert in the fields of crime prevention, regulatory impact assessment, and urban security.

Prof. Dr. Jan Dirk Roggenkamp

Prof. Dr. Rainer Rumpel

Prof. Dr. Sabrina Schönrock

Prof. Dr. Sabrina Schönrock has been professor of public law at the BSEL since 2013, where she was previously a guest lecturer from 2010. Her research and teaching concentrate on fundamental and human rights in the context of policing, as well as public service and disciplinary law. She is co-author of a standard commentary on Berlin police law (ASOG Berlin), and since 2015 is a Judge at the Constitutional Court of Berlin. Since 2016 she has been Dean of the Police and Security Management faculty.

Prof. Dr. Birgitta Sticher

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.

Dr. Helmut Tausendteufel