Name Dirk Sprenger
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Title/ Position within CPM Senior Facilitator CPM-System
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Dirk Sprenger is responsible for the implementation and practice of CPM-System within Trans-SEC. Until a regional network of conflict contact points in September 2014 is in place, Dirk Sprenger can be contacted whenever there is an impression that friction and dissent inhibit fruitful cooperation and adequate outcome. He conducts trainings for conflict awareness and capacity building for the conflict contact points. When necessary, he will facilitate or mediate processes. Dirk Sprenger can further be contacted for professional coaching sessions, a confidential room for reflection.

Dirk Sprenger has more than 15 years of work experience in this field, especially in intercultural and international settings. His clients are ministries, governmental and non-governmental organizations as well as universities. He regularly teaches at Humboldt-University in Berlin.

Contact details Email: dirk.sprenger@kontrair.de
phone number: +49-30-69518081
skype: kontrair.dirk.sprenger

Name Dr. Christian Hochmuth
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Title/ Position within CPM Scientific advisor CPM
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Current Christian Hochmuth is the Managing Coordinator of the Institute of Conflict Management (IKM) at European University Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder), Germany. His main area of activity is conflict management at universities and scientific institutions, both in terms of scholarship and practice.

Past Following his PhD and research work in early modern history Christian Hochmuth worked as a consultant for strategic communication for corporations und governmental organizations before returning into the academic field.

Education B.A. studies (history, political science): University of Freiburg (Germany), University of Durham (UK), M.Sc. (economic history): University of Oxford (UK), PhD (history): Technical University of Dresden (Germany)

Contact details Email: hochmuth@europa-uni.de
phone number: +49-335-55345304

Name Katharina Löhr, M.Sc.
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Title/ Position within CPM Doctoral Candidate and coordinator of CPM core group
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Current Katharina Löhr is currently a Doctoral Candidate on Conflict Management Systems in Food Security Projects working at ZALF (Leibniz-Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research e.V) and the coordinator of the CPM core group.

Past She has several years of working experience in the field of non-formal education on development and cooperated with a wide range of African NGOs and community initiatives

Education She has an MSc in Political Economy of Violence Conflict and Development (SOAS, University of London) and did her undergraduate studies in African Studies and Educational Science (HU/FU Berlin). She is a trained conflict mediator and obtained an additional certificate on “Sustainable Development” (University of Kaiserslautern).

Contact details Email: katharina.loehr@zalf.de

Name Jane Wambura, M. Sc.
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Title/ Position within CPM Doctoral Candidate
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Current Jane Wambura is currently a Doctoral Candidate at ZALF (The Institute of Socio-Economics of the Leibniz-Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF) e.V)

Past Jane Wambura worked as an Intern with ESMT European School of Management and Technology, Berlin/Germany; and as an Assistant Monitoring and Evaluation with Femina Hip, Dar es Salaam/Tanzania

Education Ph.D (CPM-System): Humboldt University of Berlin, M.A. (Intercultural Conflict Management): Alice Solomon University of Applied Sciences in Berlin, B.A (Community Psychology): Makerere University, Kampala/Uganda

Contact details Email: jane.wambura@zalf.de

Name Dr. Felix Wendenburg
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Title/ Position within CPM Scientific advisor CPM
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Current mediation and dispute resolution expert, Academic Vice Director of the Postgraduate Master's Program in Mediation (EUV)

Past research associate and doctoral candidate at the Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative and International Law in Hamburg

Education graduate studies of law at Bucerius Law School, Hamburg, and Boston College Law School, Boston.

Contact details Email: wendenburg@europa-uni.de

Name Prof. Dr. Lars Kirchhoff
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Title/ Position within CPM Academic Director/Institute for Conflict Management European University Viadrina
Scientific advisor CPM
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Current Prof. Dr. Lars Kirchhoff is the Founder and Academic Head of the Institute for Conflict Management, European University Viadrina (with Ulla Gläßer); Director, Center for Peace Mediation (CPM), European University Viadrina/Humboldt-Viadrina School of Governance; Honorary Professor for Public International Law and Mediation, Faculty of Law, European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder); Founder and Academic Head of the Master′s Program in Mediation, Faculty of Law, European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder) (with Stephan Breidenbach and Ulla Gläßer); Bucerius Law School, Hamburg: Teaching and program responsibility for Alternative Dispute Resolution

Past Member of the Group of Mediation Experts of the United Nations MSU (Mediation Support Unit); Member of Editorial board of Journal of Conflict Dynamics (Konfliktdynamik); Scholarship of Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes; Scholarship of ZEIT Foundation

Education Humboldt University of Berlin; Trinity College Dublin, Ireland; University of Passau

Contact details Email: Kirchhoff@europa-uni.de

Name Dr. Stefan Sieber
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Title/ Position within CPM Liaison to Management and Coordination
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Current Stefan Sieber coordinates four research projects and is doing the habilitation at Humboldt University of Berlin. He is head of the research department “Sustainability Impact Assessment Process and Tools”. He is a. lecturer at the Humboldt University in “Integrated Natural Resource Management” and the Alice Salomon University in “Intercultural Conflict Management”.

Past Stefan Sieber worked for four years abroad (Spain, Latin America, and Italy). He holds a PhD in environmental resource economics and coordinated 25 projects as well as has a publication record of 26 peer-reviewed publications and over 100 research contributions.

Education Stefan Sieber studied in Bonn and is an agricultural economist. He holds a PhD in environmental recourse economics and is specialized in agricultural sector modeling and decision support systems. He is a systemic business coach and a mediator.

Contact details Email: Stefan.sieber@zalf.de
phone number: +491705597037
skype: M4_stefansieber

Name Michelle Bonatti
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Title/ Position within CPM Scientific advisor
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Current Michelle Bonatti is researcher of ZALF (The Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research, Germany).

Past She has been validating her work on environmental education, rural development and conflict mediation for 11 years worldwide within 5 NGOs, 3 public institutions and 7 research projects in South America, Europe and Africa.

Education She is Mediator at Center of Conflict Resolution in Brazil, Agronomic Engineer by Federal University of Santa Catarina State (Brazil), Master in Rural Development of Buenos Aires University and PhD student at Humbolt University of Berlin. Along her career she received two prizes for her academic performance. In 2013 she was selected as Future Research Leader on "Sustainable transformations of Society in the face of Climate Change" by European Research founder's network - JPI CLIMATE (Norway).

Contact details Email: michebonatti@gmail.com
phone number: +49 016 25207993