Sponsored Chairs


In North America, DAAD currently sponsors three chairs:

  • Max Weber Chair for German and European Studies at New York University
  • Helmut Schmidt Distinguished Visiting Professorship for German and European Studies at Johns Hopkins University
  • Hannah Arendt Chair for German and European Studies at the University of Toronto

Prof. Dr. Thomas Zittel
Max Weber Chair for German and European Studies at New York University

Thomas Zittel is a professor for comparative politics at Goethe-University Frankfurt, Germany. Zittel studied political science at the University of Mannheim and holds a doctorate from there (1995). Zittel was a post-doctoral researcher at the Mannheim Center for European Social Research, the University Duisburg-Essen, the International University Bruchsal, and Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich before becoming Visiting Associate Professor at Cornell University (2008-2010).

His research and teaching interests focus on the political conditions and consequences of globalization and regional integration. He has published on the effects of globalization for electoral participation and, most recently, on the incentive to adopt more proportional voting systems in a highly globalized environment. Martin has also published on the interaction of domestic conditions and external influences in spill-over processes. His current research project is on backlashes against globalization and EU integration with a focus on inequality and redistribution.

Among other journals, Martin has published in Public Choice, West European Politics, Electoral Studies, Constitutional Political Economy, and International Studies Quarterly. His book on democracy and foreign economic liberalization in developing countries was published with VS publishers (Wiesbaden).

Home University: Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel
Host University: New York University
Host Institute: Center for European and Mediterranean Studies

Contact: New York University
Center for European and Mediterranean Studies
285 Mercer St., 7th Floor
New York, NY 10003
Tel.: (212) 998-3717
Fax: (212) 995-4188
e-mail: christian.martin@nyu.edu

Prof. Dr. Andreas Rödder, Helmut Schmidt Distinguished Visiting Professor for German and European Studies at Johns Hopkins University

Andreas Rödder holds the chair for Modern and Contemporary History at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz. He received his PhD from the University of Bonn in 1995. Thereafter, he was Assistant and Associate Professor at the University of Stuttgart, where he gained his Habilitation in 2001. Since 2005, Rödder has been Professor in Mainz with a research focus on international history of the 19th and 20th centuries. He was a Visiting Fellow at the Historisches Kolleg in Munich (2001/02 and 2017/18), Visiting Professor at Brandeis University, Massachusetts, USA (2004), and Gerda Henkel Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics and the German Historical Institute London, UK (2012/13).

Selected Publications: 

Home University: Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

Host University: Johns Hopkins University

Host Institute: Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs, School of Advanced International Studies

Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs
Johns Hopkins University
School of Advanced International Studies
1717 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
E-mail: andreas.roedder@uni-mainz.de

PD. Dr. Tobias Hof
Hannah Arendt Chair for German and European Studies at the University of Toronto

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