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Professional Profile
Since 2011 Head of Policies Department, European Space Agency (ESA); Paris, France
2007-2011   Director, European Space Policy Institute (ESPI); Vienna, Austria
2001-2007   Head, Corporate Development and External Relations Department at the German Aerospace Center (DLR), Cologne, Germany; responsible for the overall corporate strategy, European strategy and international
relations of DLR as well as the operation of the DLR offices in Brussels, Paris and Washington
1997-2001   Head, Strategy Development Division at the German Aerospace Center (DLR), Cologne, Germany; special tasks:
- project manager i.a. "ESA Reform"/European Space Strategy, "DLR goals and strategies" (new corporate strategy), "Elaboration of a German space act"
- delegate to various international bodies
1991-1997   Scientific Adviser, German Space Agency (DARA), Bonn; International Affairs Division; special tasks:
- DARA's Special Adviser for European Union Affairs and member of the German Delegation to the Space Advisory Group of the EC
- delegate to the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space and delegate to other committees of EU and ESA
- 1996/97 member of the BMBF/DARA/DLR ad hoc group for the preparation of the national space concept (approved by the Federal Cabinet on 16 July 1997)
1991-1992   Adviser for the preparation of the World Administrative Radio Conference (WARC) 1992 of the International Telecommunication Union, German Ministry for Post and Telecommunications, Bonn; Germany


Publications/ Academic Activities
12 books (as author and editor) and more than 130 articles, reports and papers on space policy and law as well as telecommunications policy and law. Social Sciences Book Award of the International Academy of Astronautics 2001 for Liebig/Schrogl: Space Applications and Policies for the New Century, Peter Lang 2000.
List of Publications

Member of the international editorial boards of the German Journal of Air and Space Law (Zeitschrift für Luft- und Weltraumrecht; ZLW, quarterly) since 1995, of Space Policy (quarterly) since 1999, of Acta Astronautica (monthly) since 2006 and of the book series Studies in Space Law (Nijhoff) since 2006.

Lecturer at the Institute of Political Science of the University of Tübingen since 2003, since 2007 as “Honorarprofessor”.

Member of the Adjunct Faculty of the International Space University since 2010, the Faculty of the London Institute of Space Policy and Law since 2010, and guest lecturer at numerous universities and courses, e.g. the European Centre for Space Law since 1997

Functions/Memberships
Chairman of the Working Group on "Review of the Concept of the 'launching State'" comprising all 65 member States of UNCOPUOS from 2000-2002.

Chairman of the plenary session of the Space Agency Forum comprising 41 space agencies and international organisations in 2003.

Chairman of the International Relations Committee of the European Space Agency comprising its 15 Member States 2003-2005.

Chairman of the Working Group on “Practice of States and international organizations in registering space objects” comprising all 67 member States of the UNCOPUOS 2006-2007.

Evaluator i.a. for the 4th EU RTD Framework Programme (1997), the Austrian Space Programme (2007 and 2010), the European Youth Parliament (2007), the European Science Foundation (2008) and the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (2009).

Appointed Member of the Managing Committee of the European Academy for the Study of Consequences of Scientific and Technological Advance, Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler 1998-2007.

Appointed Member of the European Space Science Committee of the European Science Foundation 2003-2006.

Elected Member of the International Institute of Space Law since 1997. Distinguished Service Award 2003. Member of the Board of Directors since 2005.

Elected Corresponding Member/Full Member of the International Academy of Astronautics since 1998/2001. Chairman of the Scientific-Legal Liaison Committee since 2003. Vice-Chairman of the Commission on Policy, Economics and Law 2005-2007, Chairman 2007-2009.

Appointed Full Member of the Russian Academy of Cosmonautics since 2002.

Member of the Space Law Committee of the International Law Association appointed by the German Association for International Law since 2006.

Appointed Member of the International Policy Advisory Committee of the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing since 2008.

Appointed Member of the Honorary Board of the Space Generation Advisory Council since 2010.


Education
1993                Doctorate Degree in Political Science, University of Tübingen, Germany
1989                M.A., University of Tübingen, Germany
1984-1989     Studies in Political Science and German Literature, Universities of
                         Tübingen, Freiburg and Newcastle upon Tyne

Languages:
German, English, French

Nationality: German