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Dr. Michael Daxner


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Dr. Michael Daxner

Temporary lecturer (Lehrbeauftragter) at the Chair of War Studies

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Vita

Education

  • 1995: Honorary Doctorate State University of Novosibirsk, Russia
  • 1990: Doctor of Humane Letters, Towson University, Md., USA
  • 1972: PhD in Education (Thesis), English-American Studies and Philosophy
  • 1966–1972: University of Vienna, University of Freiburg (Germany): Education, English-American Studies, History, Social Science, and Philosophy.

Professional Career

  • Since 2018: Co-Speaker, Heinrich Boell Foundation Brandenburg
  • Since 2018: Research Director: GlobalCitizenshipAlliance (GCA)
  • 2017–2018: Project Director of Project “The Afghan Diaspora in Germany” for the German Foreign Office (AA)
  • 2016–2017: Project Director of Project “Mapping and report: the Afghan Diaspora in Germany” (GIZ/PME)
  • 2014–2016: Senior Advisor “Governance4Afghanistan” by GIZ through GOPA
  • Since 2014: Partner (and CEO) of Daylight Consultants Ltd., Bremen
  • Since 2011: Member, Board of the University of Marburg (Hochschulrat)
  • 2010–2017: Project Director of Project “Security and Development - Afghanistan” within the Collaborative Research Center “Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood” (SFB 700), Free University Berlin.
  • 2010–2018: Project Director “Conflict Awareness – Development Opportunities” VW Foundation research (Central Asia, Caucasus).
  • 2009–2017: Senior Fellow, Berghof Research Center for Conflict Transformation, Berlin
  • Since 2009: Member, Supervisory Board, Mitrovica International Business College, SPARK
  • 2009: Fellow Remarque Institute New York University
  • 2008: Research Professor SFB 700 Free University Berlin (Oct. 08-Feb. 09)
  • 2007–2009: President, the Collegium/Council of the Magna Charta Observatory
  • 2007–2008: Guest-Teaching at the Free University of Berlin    
  • 2005–2016: Expert missions to Afghanistan: Research on intervention cultures; co-operation with AUAF and UNAMA; migration project reviews
  • 2006–2007: Guest-Teaching at the University of Vienna
  • 2003–2005: Expert mission to Afghanistan (Higher Education legislation, Rectors Conference, on German assignment; senior advisor to the Minister of Higher Education)
  • 2004–2006: Expert on SEE-Education, Counsellor to the Austrian Government (Science and Education), focus on SEE and the Austrian EU-Presidency 2006
  • 2004–2011: Professor of Sociology: Resuming lecturing and research at the University of Oldenburg (Sociology and Jewish Studies)
  • 2004–2007: Professor (Sociology) at the post-graduate Programme Master of International Studies: Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe (IDM), Vienna
  • 07/2003: Expert on Refugee Education in the Caucasus and Balkans, the Council of Europe
  • 03/2003–07/2004: Engagement in Afghan Higher Education Reform (commissioned by German Rectors and German Academic Exchange on behalf of the German Foreign Office)
  • 2002: Counsellor to the Austrian Government (Science & Education) on Soft Sector Policies in South East Europe
  • 2002: Special Counsellor to the UNMIK Office, Belgrade (FRY)
  • 2000–2002: UNMIK: Principal International Officer, Ministry of Education. Technology, Provisional Self-Government in Kosovo
  • 2001: Member of the Collegium: Bologna Observatory (Magna Charta)
  • 2000: Head of the UNMIK Department of Education and Science; International Administrator of the University of Pristina
  • 1999–2001: Treasurer IAUP (International Association of University Presidents)
  • 1998–2011: Professor of Sociology, University of Oldenburg
  • 1986–1998: President of the Carl-von-Ossietzky University Oldenburg Germany
  • 1995: Federal Cross of Merit 1st Class
  • 1974–1986: Professor of Higher Education, University of Osnabrueck (Germany)
  • 1970–1974: Higher Education Reform and International Desks in the Federal Ministry of Science and Research (Vienna)

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