Curriculum Vitae

Professor for EU Development Policy, International Law and North-South Relations and Human Rights

Born in 1946

  • 1970 LL.B. from Haile Selassie I University in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • 1972 LL.M. from Columbia University in New York
  • 1991 PhD in political science (Dr. rer. pol.) from the University of Bremen
  • 2003 Habilitation, University of Bremen

 

Work Experience:

  • 1970-71 Law Practice – in Ethiopia 

 

Academic: 

  • Lecturer in law - Makerere University in Uganda (1973-74); University of Nairobi, Kenya (1974–1975); the University of Khartoum, Sudan (1975-1980)
  • Assistant Professor, New Hampshire College and Springfield College in Springfield, Mass., USA (1987-1988)
  • Senior Research Fellow (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter), University of Bremen, FB 6 and FB 8. (since 1989)
  • Seconded to the government of Namibia as Researcher on the laws of local government (1990) and as Constitutional law advisor to the Delimitations Commission (1991)
  • Served as Africa expert for the ACP in Brussels twice –i.e. in 1992 and 1997
  • Visiting Professor at the Free University of Brussels in 1992
  • Visiting Professor, University of Namibia, Windhoek, summer of 2001
  • Privatdozent, University of Bremen (since 2003)