Currently on leave

Dr. Ariel Macaspac Hernandez

Research programme: Environmental Governance

Function: Senior Researcher

Specialization: Political science, economy, sociology

Work areas:

  • Decision and Negotiation Analysis
  • Game Theory
  • Simulation
  • Scenario Design
  • Stakeholder Analysis
  • Conflict Management (Mediation)
  • Risks and Sustainability Analysis
  • global energy and environmental policy
  • Energy security
  • Sustainability Governance
  • Urban mobility
  • Knowledge diplomacy
  • Transformations
  • Due diligence and voluntary sustainability standards (VSS) in biodiversity, environmental protection and human rights
  • Latin America and South East Asia


Since 2021 Privatdozent University of Duisburg-Essen
2019-2021 University of Duisburg-Essen
Habilitation in Political Science
Since 2019 University of Duisburg-Essen, Institute for Political Science
University Lecturer
2019 University of Duisburg-Essen,
Current Habilitation Project in Political Science
Since 2018 German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS)
(until 6/2022 German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE))
Researcher, Research Programme "Inter- and transnational cooperation" and Research Programme "Environmental Governance and Transformation to Sustainability"
2018-2019 Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS), Potsdam,
Scientific Officer, Science Platform Sustainability 2030

Käte Hamburger Kolleg/Centre for Global Cooperation Research,
Research Fellow, Research Unit 1 'The (Im)Possibility of Cooperation'
Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy, Leipzig,
Research Fellow, Sustainability Management and Infrastructure Economics Division, Unit Stakeholder Dialogue and Social Acceptance
2014 University of Cologne, Germany,
Doctoral Degree (Dr. rer. pol) in Economics and Social Science (summa cum laude)
2011-2014 University of Leipzig, Germany,
Research Fellow / Senior Lecturer, Institute for Infrastructure and Resources Management
2011 University of Vienna, Austria,
Doctoral Degree (Dr. phil.) in Philosophy (summa cum laude)
2009-2010 European University Viadrina, Frankfurt/Oder and Humboldt-University, Berlin, Germany,
Master's Degree (M.A.) in Mediation
2008-2010 International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg, Austria,
Program Coordinator and Research Associate, Processes of International Negotiation
2007 Ludwig-Maximilian-University Munich, Germany,
Magister Artium (M.A.) in Political Science, Sociology and Pedagogy

Refereed Publications

Non-refereed Publications

Opinion Pieces