Falk Schmidt Dr

Head of transdisciplinarity unit
+49 331 28822-338


Curriculum Vitae

  • 2011-current: Academic Officer Executive Office at the IASS Potsdam
  • 2010-2011: Research Fellow of the TransGov Project at the IASS Potsdam
  • 2009-2011: Consultant for UN-Water Decade Programme on Capacity Building, Bonn
  • 2005-2010: Academic Officer of the International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change, Bonn
  • 2004-2011: Doctorate in Political Science at Freie Universität Berlin
  • 2003-2008: Intern and consultant at Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik and at the German Ministry for the Environment
  • 2000-2005: Lecturer Euro Business College Berlin
  • 1996-2002: M.A. in Philosophy, Business, Law at Freie Universität Berlin

Research Interests

  • Broad interest in sustainability issues, particularly global water governance
  • Interested in the role of the human dimensions of global change, special focus on institutional dimensions research
  • Governance in the Anthropocene

Selected Publications

  • Schmidt, F. 2012: Auf dem Weg zu einem globalen Wasserregime. Regimetheoretische Erklärungen und praktischen Anforderungen nach 30 Jahren globaler Wasserpolitik, FU Dissertationen Online, Berlin
  • Schmidt, F. (2013): Governing Planeatry Boundaries. Enabling or limiting condition for Transitions towards Sustainability?, chapter in Meuleman, L.: Transgovernance. Advancing Sustainability Governance, Springer
  • Dellapenna, J.W., Gupta, J., Li, W., & Schmidt, F. (2013). Thinking about the Future of Global Water Governance. Ecology and Society, 2013, Vol. 18 (3): 28. (link)
  • Pahl-Wostl, C., Conca, K., Kramer, A., Maestu, J., & Schmidt, F. (2013). Missing Links in Global Water Governance: a Processes-Oriented Analysis. Ecology and Society, 2013, 18 (2): 33. (link)
  • Rik Leemans, Ghassem Asrar, Antonio Busalacchi, Josep Canadell, John Ingram, Anne Larigauderie, Harold Mooney, Carlos Nobre, Anand Patwardhan, Martin Rice, Falk Schmidt, Sybil Seitzinger, Hassan Virji, Charles Vorosmarty and Oran Young (2009): Developing a common strategy for integrative global environmental change research and outreach: the Earth System Science Partnership (ESSP), Strategy paper, in: Current Opinion Environmental Sustainability, 1/2009, pages 1-10