Directorate & Faculty


The MPM Program is headed by three full professors of the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Potsdam, who are formally responsible for the content and quality of the program:

Steering Committees

Each Specialization Stream is led by a Steering Committee composed by university Professors who are experts in the respective fields:

Public Policy and Administration (PPA) Steering Committee

Global Public Policy (GPP) Steering Committee

GeoGovernance (GG) Steering Committee


In the MPM Program recognized academics and practice-oriented economists, sociologists, political scientists and experts in public administration and public policy are dedicated to providing a cosmopolitan and stimulating environment for international students.

The program‘s faculty includes professors from the University of Potsdam and visiting lecturers from other universities and research institutions in Germany and abroad.

A number of other experts, including practitioners from institutions such as the German Local Government Centre for Management Studies (KGst), the World Bank, the German International Cooperation (GIZ) and the International Policy Advising, Cologne, have also taught in the program over the past 15 years.

Prof. Dr. Geert Bouckaert, Catholic University of Leuven
Prof. Dr. Harald Fuhr, University of Potsdam
Anne Hodgson
Dr. Thurid Hustedt,
University of Potsdam
Prof. Dr. Werner Jann, University of Potsdam
Prof. Dr. Eric Kearney, Universität Potsdam
Dr. Kathrin Keil, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies e.V. (IASS)
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Kropp, PIK-Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
Dr. Kerstin Leitner
Prof. Dr. Andrea Liese,
University of Potsdam
Prof. Dr. Alex Murdock, London South Bank University
Dr. Andreas Obser, University of Potsdam
Dr. Günther Oldenbruch
Prof. Dr. Isabella Proeller,
University of Potsdam
Prof. em. Dr. Christoph Reichard, University of Potsdam
Taylor Schildgen, PhD, University of Potsdam
Prof. Dr. Tino Schuppan, The Potsdam eGovernment Competence Center (IfG.CC)
Dr. Markus Seyfried, University of Potsdam
Prof. Dr. John Siegel, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences
Dr. Charlotte Streck, Climate Focus
Prof. Detlef Sprinz, PhD, PIK-Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
Prof. em. Dr. Dieter Wagner, University of Potsdam