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Prof. Dr. Harald Fuhr

PCPM Director - Consulting

 

Karl-Marx-Straße
Room 201
Karl-Marx-Straße 67
14482 Potsdam

Harald Fuhr has been Professor of International Politics at the University of Potsdam since 1997. Since 1999, he has been Co-Director of the Master of Public Management (MPM) Program and is currently Spokesperson for the DFG Research Training Group "WIPCAD" at the University of Potsdam. Prior to his position in Potsdam, he worked as Sr. Public Sector Management Specialist at the World Bank, Washington, D.C. (1993-1997) and was a principal author of the World Development Report 1997. A political scientist and economist by training (University of Konstanz), he has taught at York University, Toronto, York University (Toronto), Universidad de Costa Rica (San Jose), Sadat Academy for Management Sciences (Kairo), Universita di Milano, and NIDA (Bangkok) Canada and carried out numerous assignments as a consultant for the Federal Ministry for Economic Co-operation and Development (BMZ), GIZ, the World Bank and the UNDP. His current research activities focus on governance issues in developing countries, international development and climate change.

PCPM Director - Consulting

 

Karl-Marx-Straße
Room 201
Karl-Marx-Straße 67
14482 Potsdam

Research Topics 

  • Comparative Public Policy (Public Policy in Developing Countries; Environmental and Climate Change Policy)
  • International Relations and development policy
  • International Climate Policy

Research Projects

  • Strengthening of Public Administration Education in Afghanistan (Federal Foreign Office / GIZ: 2012-2014)
  • New Governance Arrangements and the Reconfiguration of Public Authority in Developing Countries (jointly with Prof. Markus Lederer, WWU Münster, DFG: 2015-2018)
  • Local Government Authorities in Africa and Climate Change Governance (Dr. Emmanuel Nuesiri, Brandenburg Research Academy and International Network (BRAIN): 2014-2016)
  • Climate Change and Geo-engeneering (Dr. Jinshan Zhu, in cooperation with the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS), Humboldt Foundation: 2014-2016)
  • The Transition of Global Order: Contestation and Legitimacy (Dr. Maximilian Terhalle, Thyssen Foundation: 2013-2015 - completed)
  • Monitoring the Impacts of Decentralizing Health Governance in Nepal (GIZ: 2011-2013 - completed)
  • Emerging Modes of Governance and Climate Protection in Newly Industrializing Countries – Brazil, China, and India (SFB 700: 2005-2010 - completed)