Eugénia da Conceição-Heldt

Prof. Dr. Eugénia da Conceição-Heldt 

Eugénia da Conceição-Heldt is professor of European and Global Governance at the Hochschule für Politik München in Munich. She leads and conducts research about international organizations, multilateral negotiations, European Union, and trade cooperation. She is the author of Negotiating Trade Liberalization in the WTO: Domestic Politics and Bargaining Dynamics (Palgrave Macmillan 2011) and The Common Fisheries Policy in the European Union: A Study in Integrative and Distributive Bargaining (Routledge 2004). Moreover, she has published many articles on the European Union, negotiation analysis, and global economic trade governance in journals such as Journal of Common Market Studies, Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis, Journal of European Public Policy, Negotiation Journal, International Negotiations, International Relations, and Global Society. Conceição-Heldt has received several prestigious awards for her research, as well as numerous grants from German, Portuguese and European research agencies (e.g. Heisenberg fellowship from the German Science Foundation, Jean Monnet fellowship at the European University Institute, a Calouste Gubenkian fellowship at the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University and a Starting grant from the European Research Council). She has been a visiting scholar at the Center for European Studies at Harvard University, European University Institute, Social Science Research Center Berlin, Carleton University in Ottawa and Free University Berlin.

Henning Schmidtke

Dr. Henning Schmidtke

Henning Schmidtke is a postdoctoral researcher at the Hochschule für Politik München in Munich. Prior to his time in Munich, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Dresden University of Technology (Germany), the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland) and the University of Bremen. His research interests include the formation, design, and behavior of international organizations, their modes of governance, and the contentious politics around them. His work has appeared in LeviathanReview of International Studies and West European Politics. Within DELPOWIO, Henning is responsible for explaining the empowerment of international organizations.

Andre Isidro

André Isidro, M.A.

André Isidro is a research assistant at the Chair of European and Global Governance, Hochschule für Politik München at the Technical University of Munich. His main research interests involve the study of delegation of power to international organizations and principal-agent analysis. In the DELPOWIO research project he collects the data on the GATT/WTO (World Trade Organization) and the WHO (World Health Organization). In his dissertation, he focuses on the WHO’s adaptive capacity, and analyses how the WHO’s inter-organizational governance structures and institutional assets affect its capacity to adapt to an increasingly competitive environment.

Vittoria Meißner

Vittoria Meißner, M.A.

Vittoria Meißner is a research assistant at the Chair of European and Global Governance, Hochschule für Politik München at the Technical University of Munich. She studied Political Science and International Relations (BA) at the Roma Tre University (Italy) and International Relations (MA) at the University of Dresden. Her research focuses on delegation chains in the European Union and principal-agent analysis. Her dissertation analyzes the EU’s migration policy as well as  the empowerment and influence of EU migration agencies: European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex) and the European Asylum Support Office (EASO). In the DELPOWIO research project, she collects the data on the European Central Bank and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).