Chair of Global Governance



Global governance covers all forms of political action involving state and/or non-state actors. At the chair, we are primarily concerned with the role of international governmental organizations, international non-governmental organizations, and corporations in transnational governance.

For example, we investigate how these different actors cooperate within governance institutions to formulate standards.

We focus, in particular, on the following policy areas

- Humanitarian Aid
- Human Rights
- Security

We assume that not all those actors that are affected by a problem are equally involved in the problem solving process.

We therefore primarily investigate which actors and ideas are the most powerful ones in political decision-making processes and which, in contrast are marginalized as well as possible explanations thereof.

Schneiker, Andrea
Schneiker, Andrea Prof Dr


Since September 2020 Andrea Schneiker is Chair of Global Governance. Before, she was Professor as Juniorprofessor for International Relations at the University of Siegen. She has been visiting scholar at New York University, Radboud University Nijmegen and the Graduate Insitute, Geneva. Her research focuses on transnational Governance, Peace and Conflict Studies and Political Communication.

Research Fellows

Frank, Marieluna
Frank, Marieluna
Research Fellow | Coordinator Researchcluster
Phone:+49 7541 6009-1354
Room:Semi 0.25

Marieluna Frank is working at the Chair of Global Governance since April 2021. She studied International Law and Human Rights in Venice and Luxembourg and holds a Master in Politics and Administration. Before joining the ZU, she worked as a trainee and assistant at the Permanent EU Delegation to the United Nations in Geneva. Her main areas of interest are governance structures with regard to human rights and the distribution of global goods. In her research, she investigates the role of non-state actors in the global commons space, the high seas and Antarctica.

Research Fellows

Tretmans, Melina
Tretmans, Melina
Phone:+49 7541 6009-1355
Room:Semi 0.25

Melina Tretmans is working at the Chair of Global Governance since January 2022. She holds a master’s degree in Conflict and Development from Ghent University and studied Arabic and Communication in Maastricht and Amman. Before joining the ZU, she was an intern at the Dutch Embassy in Oman. Her research interests include gender, intersectionality, and transnational mobility. She is working within the project “International Organisations: Norm Setting and Norm Implementation for the Protection of Forced Migrants” that is part of the DFG research group “Transborder Mobility and Institutional Dynamics” (FOR 5183).

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