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Assistant lecturer Dr. Beate Wagner

Human rights, with particular reference to economic, social and cultural rights

Beate Wagner

Academic and professional carrer

Carrer history

  • Since July 2016 Managing Director of Global Young Academy, which has its office at the National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina in Halle since January 2017.
  • as of WS 2015/16 Assistant lecturer in Political Science, Martin-Luther Universität Halle-Wittenberg
  • Okt. 2002 – Jan. 2016, Secretary General of the German Society for the United Nations e.V., at the same time member of the Coordination Committee of the Civil Society Forum on Human Rights, 
  • 2006 – 2012 Vice-President of World Federation of United Nations Associations based in Geneva and New York
  • Aug. 1995 – Sept. 2002, Programme Director of the Intergovernmental German-American RIAS BERLIN Commission
  • März 1992 – Juli 1995, Head of the Berlin Senate Department for Federal and European Affairs
  • Feb. 1994, completion of doctorate (Dr. phil.) at the FU Berlin
  • SS 1990 und 1991, Assistant lecturer in Political Science at Freie Universität Berlin
  • Nov. 1989 – Oct. 1991, Doctoral Scholar of the Volkswagenwerk Foundation at the Transatlantic Foreign and Security Policy Center at the Department of Political Science of Freie Universität Berlin
  • May 1988 - Oct. 1989, Research associate at Philipps Universität Marburg
  • SS 1988 and 1989, Assistant lecturer at University of Applied Sciences Fulda, Department of Social and Cultural Sciences
  • Oct. 1981 – Nov. 1987, Political Sciences  studies at Philipps-Universität Marburg, 2nd major: sociology, degree: diploma

Working and research focuses

  • United Nations (in particular on the role of non-state actors and the UN human rights protection system)
  • Germany's role in the United Nations
  • Analysis of multi-level global governance structures including the United Nations


Member of the Board of Trustees of the German Institute for Human Rights