Professional Memberships and Activities


  • Member of the IT Security Commission of the Max Planck Society (MPS)
  • Member of the board of trustees of German Foundation for international legal Cooperation (reg. associat.), 01.06.2020 – 31.05.2022.
  • Co-founder of Max Planck Law
  • Director of the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Crime, Security and Law in Freiburg, Head of Department of Public Law since 10.05.2019.
  • Member of the Humanistic Section of the Max Planck Society
  • Reviewer for the Suisse National Fund, the German Research Foundation and the Union of the German Academies of Sciences and Humanities
  • Member of Expert Council for the Ministry of Education and Research on the integration of the social sciences and Humanities in civil security research.
  • Member of the academic advisory board of “Institut für Bildungsforschung und Bildungsrecht e.V.”, An-Institut of the Ruhr-University Bochum
  • Student counselor of the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation
  • Member of the Association of German University teachers for Constitutional Law
  • Member of the German Section of the International Association for Law of Philosophy and Social Philosophy e.V
  • Member of the Association for Sociology of Law
  • Member of the Law and Society Association
  • Co-editor of the European Security Research Journal (Springer Nature Switzerland AG).
  • Co-editor of the journal „Behemoth. A Journal on Civilisation“ (Institute for Sociology, University of Freiburg)
  • Co-editor of series “Security and Society. Freiburg Studies of the Centre for Security and Society” (Nomos publishing group, Baden-Baden)
  • Co-editor of series „Studies on School and Education Law“ (Institute for Education Law and Education Research e.V., Wiesbaden)


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