Developing and coordinating the BTI project since its inception in 2001, Sabine is still fascinated by its scope and the tremendous learning experience about democratization and governance trends it provides. She studied Political Science, Slavic Studies and German Literature in Freiburg and St. Petersburg. Transition processes in post-Soviet countries is her particular area of interest.
With a thematic focus on democratization and human rights, Hauke takes particular interest in governance in Arab and Latin American countries. He directs the BTI-project since 2003 and previously was a Fellow at the Yale Center for International and Area Studies. He received a Ph.D. for his thesis on US human rights policy under President Carter from Free University of Berlin.
Robert focuses on governance in East Asia as well as questions of social justice and economic transformation in developing and transition countries. He studied political science, international relations and modern history in Rostock and Seoul, and investigated North Korea's state propaganda as a research fellow of the Korea Foundation.
Since 2005 Sabine is in charge of the BTI project’s office. She received Foreign Language Secretary education at Friedrich List College in Hamm, Germany. Organizing events, coordination with our partners and project communication are her major tasks.