Chair: Professor Michael Minkenberg
Michael Minkenberg, Dr. phil. habil., born in 1959, is professor of political science at European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder). From 2007-10 he held the Max Weber Chair for German and European Studies at NYU. He has received his M.A. in American Government from Georgetown University in 1984 and his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Heidelberg in 1989. He has taught comparative politics at the universities of Göttingen and Heidelberg, at Cornell University and Columbia University.
Professor Minkenberg's research interests include the radical right in liberal democracies; immigration, nationalism and the politics of citizenship; and the relationship between religion and politics in Western societies
From 1999 until 2002 and from 2004 until 2007 he was Vice President for International Affairs at European University Viadrina, from 2000 until 2007 he was Speaker of the Section “Comparative Politics” of the German Political Science Association (DVPW). He has been member of the American Political Science Association since 1984. He is also member of the Standing Group „Extremism and Democracy“ in the European Consortium of Political Research (ECPR).He is member of the editorial board of the journal “Comparative European Poitics”.