„Structuring the European Research Area. Epistemic Communities in European Research and Innovation Policies“, International Interdisciplinary Workshop „Epistemic Communities in Europe“, University of Siegen, November 20-21, 2014.


„German Views on the Italian Role in the EU“, Seminar on Italy and Germany and the Challenges of European Integration, LUISS School of Government, Rom, 13.11.2014. [141113 LUISS Roma.pdf]


Die deutsch-französische Koordination zur Vorbereitung der Mehrjährigen Finanzrahmens der Europäischen Union“, Forschungsseminar „Deutsch-französische Entscheidungswege und Kommunikationskanäle“, Stiftung Genshagen, 02. May 2012. Genshagen_MFR.pdf


Die deutsche Position zum EU-Finanzrahmen 2014-2010“, Deutsch-französischer Zukunftsdialog 2011, Institut français des relations internationales, Paris, 14.Oktober 2011.


European Research and Innovation Policies in Times of Change: The Budget Review and the Economic Crisis“, Research Council of Norway, Oslo, 28. January 2011 (with Heiko Prange-Gstöhl) OSLO_Kaiser_Prange.pdf


“Conflicting interests and economic disparities: Why the BRIC countries at the same time undermine and sustain the global regime for the protection of intellectual property rights”, Seventh Pan-European International Relations Conference 2010, Stockholm, 09. September 2010.


“European Growth Policies in Times of Change: The Budget Review, the Economic Crisis and Policy Entrepreneurship”, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, 25. June 2010 (with Heiko Prange-Gstöhl).


“Actor composition and modes of governance in innovation networks: on the analytical value of a qualitative/quantitative method mix”, EUROQUAL conference “International Perspectives on Qualitative Research in Social Sciences”, London, 04.-06. May 2010 (with Manuel Kripp).


“The Effects of the Budget Review on Community R&D”, Workshop “Review of the European Union Budget: Revenue, Spending, and Treaty Change”, Royal Holloway College, University of London, 19./20. Februar 2009 (with Heiko Prange). London_Budget Review.pdf


“Verfassungsraum Europa? – Die Europäisierung von Bundesstaatsreformen im Vergleich”, („A European Constitutional Space? – The Europeanization of Federal Reforms“), Tagung “Föderalismusreform in Deutschland – Zwischenbilanz und Ausblick” der DVPW-Sektion “Regierungssystem und Regieren in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland”, Leuphana Universität Lüneburg, 25./26. September 2008. Lueneburg_Bundesstaat.pdf


“The organisation of policy coordination in multi-level spaces”, 2nd Global International Studies Conference, Ljubljana, July 23-26, 2008.


“Factors for Success: Preconditions for the Functioning of the Open Method of Coordination in R&D policy”, EUROSCIENCE OPEN FORUM 2008 on Science for a better life, Barcelona, July 18-22, 2008. Barcelona_ESOF.pdf


“Subnational capabilities to perform a strategic innovation policy”, 25th DRUID Celebration Conference on Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Copenhagen, June 18-20, 2008 (with Michael Liecke).


“Germany’s role in Global pharmaceutical regulation: The Europeanization of interest mediation and institutional adjustments at the national level”, Workshop “Germany and Global Economic Governance, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, February 22-23, 2008.


“Actors, arenas, and modes of coordination in international S&T policies”, ERA Expert Workshop “Strengthening the coordination of Community and Member States’ policies and programmes for international S&T cooperation”, Europäische Kommission, Brüssel, September 19-20, 2007.


"Innovation policy and Global competition: A comparative analysis of state capacities in the promotion of scienced-based industries in Germany, Switzerland, and the United States", Konferenz "Innovationspolitik für Hochtechnologie im internationalen Vergleich" des Arbeitskreises "Politik und Technik" der Deutschen Vereinigung für Politische Wissenschaft, Meersburg, June 22-23, 2007. Meersburg_Innovation.pdf


"Connection terminated: Is there still a German system of innovation in the telecommunications sector?" Konferenz "Innovationspolitik für Hochtechnologie im internationalen Vergleich" des Arbeitskreises "Politik und Technik" der Deutschen Vereinigung für Politische Wissenschaft, Meersburg, June 22-23, 2007 (with Edgar Grande).


„Regional Knowledge Dynamics in the Biotechnology Industry: A Conceptual Framework for Micro-Level Analysis“, International Conference “Regions in Focus” of the Regional Studies Association, Lisbon, April 02-05, 2007.


„Welche Reformen scheitern? Dynamiken und Blockaden des Politikwandels“, (What Reforms Fail? Dynamics and Impediments for Policy Change“), Konferenz „Warum Reformen scheitern. Die Kultur der Gesellschaft“, Bad Münstereifel, March 30 – April 1, 2007.


“Pharmazeutische Biotechnologie im Innovationsraum Europa”, („Pharmaceutical Biotechnology within the European Innovation Area“), Symposium „Aspekte zukünftiger technologischer Entwicklungen in Europa“, Centrum für angewandte Politikforschung (C·A·P), München, July 13, 2006. Vortrag_CAP_Biotechnologie.pdf


“Governing knowledge at the regional level: The role of different institutional arrangements”. Fifth Proximity Congress, Bordeaux,  June 28-30, 2006 (with Michael Liecke).


“Begrenzt reformfähig – verfassungsrechtlicher Inkrementalismus in der Modernisierung des deutschen Bundesstaates”, („The Limits of Reform – Constitutional Incrementalism in the Modernization of the German Federal System“),  Habilitationsvortrag, Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München, June 07, 2006.


„The governance of Frontier Research in comparative perspective: What role for the European Research Council”. Conference “Towards a European Research Area”, Research Institute for Public Administration, Speyer, October 19-21, 2005.


“Die Transformation des deutschen Innovationssystems – Möglichkeiten und Grenzen staatlicher Regulierung“, („The Transformation of the German Innovation System – the Role of Public Regulation“), Konferenz „Innovationsforschung: Ansätze, Methoden, Grenzen und Perspektiven“ der VolkswagenStiftung und des Münchner Zentrums für Wissenschafts- und Technikgeschichte, München, Oktober 19-21, 2005 (with Edgar Grande).


“Innovation Policy for Science-based Industries: Pharmaceutical Biotechnology in Europe, Germany, and the United States”, Italian-German Expert Meeting on FP6 Project Management and FP7 Perspectives, Villa Vigoni, Italy, May 9-10, 2005.


“The European Multi-level Innovation System”, Annual Conference of the Danish European Communities Studies Association on “The Future of European Integration”, Odense, September 24-25, 2004.


“’Mehrwert’ und Gemeinwohl in der Europäischen Forschungs- und Technologiepolitik”, („Added Value and Common Welfare in European Research Policy“), Tagung “Europäisches Gemeinwohl - historische Dimension und aktuelle Bedeutung”, Universität Siegen, June 24-25, 2004.


“Environmental Innovations: Institutional Impacts on Co-operations for Sustainable Development”, International Conference “Innovation, Sustainability and Policy”, Kloster Seeon, May 23-25, 2004 (with Antje Möller).


“Open Policy Coordination in a Multi-Level Governance System: The OMC and the European Research and Innovation Area”, Second ECPR General Conference, Section “The Nature and Form of the European Union”, Marburg/Germany, September 18-21, 2003 (with Heiko Prange).


“From National to Multi-Level Innovation Systems: Institutional Reconfigurations and New Modes of Coordination in the European Union”, UACES 33rd Annual Conference and 8th Research Conference, Newcastle/UK, September 02-04, 2003 (with Heiko Prange).


“The Reconfiguration of National Systems of Innovation in OECD countries”. Conference “Innovation in Europe: Dynamics, Institutions and Values”, Roskilde, Denmark, May 08-09, 2003 (with Heiko Prange).


“Mechanisms of Global Trade Governance: The “Double Standard” on Standards in the WTO”. Conference “Global Economic Governance” of the International Relations Section of the German Political Science Association (DVPW), Arnoldshain near Frankfurt/Main, April 10-12, 2003 (with Sieglinde Gstöhl).


“Technological paradigm shifts and new modes of coordination in science-based industries”. Fourth Triple Helix Conference “Breaking boundaries-Building bridges”, Copenhagen/Lund, November 06-09, 2002.


“Subnational Governments in International Arenas - Paradiplomacy and Multi-level Governance in Europe and North America”. Fifth IPSA Symposium on Globalization, Nations and Multi-level Governance: Strategies and Challenges, Montréal, October 24-26, 2002.


“A new concept of deepening European Integration? The European Research Area and the emerging role of policy coordination in a multi-level governance system.” First Pan-European Conference on European Union Politics of the ECPR Standing Group on the European Union, Bordeaux, September 26-28, 2002 (with Heiko Prange).


“Die staatliche Steuerung von Innovation und technologischer Entwicklung.” („Public Policies for Innovation and Technological Development“), RIW-Arbeitsgruppe “The role of the government”, Heidelberg, May 22, 2002.


“Institutionelle Analyse kooperativer Umweltinnovationsprojekte.” (“Institutional Analysis of Collaborations for Environmental Innovations”), RIW-Statusseminar, Heidelberg, May 23, 2002.


“Subnational Governments as Actors in International Relations: Federal Reforms and Regional Mobilization in Germany and the United States.” International Workshop “Regional Governance in the Age of Globalization” of the Research Committee 17 of the International Political Science Association (IPSA) in collaboration with the Center for Technology Assessment Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart, March 8-9, 2002.


"Organizational Innovations and the Management of Research. Strategies to enhance innovation in the pharmaceutical biotechnology and the telecommunications equipment sectors." Dissemination Conference of the TSER-Project "National Systems of Innovation and the Idea-Innovation Chain in Science-based Industries, Amsterdam, November 27, 2001.


"Innovation policy in a multi-level governance system: The changing institutional environment for the establishment of science-based industries". Autumn Workshop "European Research Area or National Innovation Competition ? Technology Policy in the European and Comparative Perspective" of the Committee on Politics and Technology of the German Political Science Association in Cooperation with the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (ISI), Karlsruhe, November 10-11, 2001.


"Die WTO im Prozess der Globalisierung: Die Aufnahme Chinas und Russlands." („The WTO in the Process of Globalization: The Accession of China and Russia“), Workshop „Internationale Organisationen und Regelungsbereiche im Prozess der Globalisierung des Rechts“, Universität Hannover, June 7-9, 2001.


"Multi-level Governance and Global Market Liberalization: The Interdependence of National, European and Multilateral Telecommunications Policies." ECSA’s Seventh Biennial International Conference Madison, Wisconsin, May 31 – June 2, 2001.


"Die Ausdifferenzierung nationaler Innovationssysteme – Deutschland und Österreich im Vergleich." („The Reconfiguration of National Innovation Systems – Comparing Germany and Austria“), Workshop der Österreichischen Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft "Standort und politische Steuerung: Die österreichische Wirtschafts- und Technologiepolitik in vergleichender Perspektive", May 11, 2001, Institut für Höhere Studien, Wien. (with Heiko Prange).


"Die Internationalisierung subnationaler Politik: Gliedstaatliche Interessenwahrnehmung unter den Bedingungen von Globalisierung und regionaler Integration." („The Internationalization of Subnational Politics: The Impact of Globalizational and Regional Integration“), Tagung "Zwischen Wohlfahrtsstaat und Turbokapitalismus: Politisches Handeln in einer entgrenzten Welt" der Sektion "Politik und Ökonomie", 21. Wissenschaftlicher Kongress der Deutschen Vereinigung für Politische Wissenschaft Halle, October 4, 2000.


"Bananen, Hormonfleisch und Fernsehserien - über das Verhältnis von regionaler und multilateraler Wirtschaftsintegration: Die Europäische Union und die WTO." („Bananas, Hormon Beaf and TV Series: The European Union and the WTO“), Vortragsreihe „Zukunft der europäischen Integration“ des Studiengangs Politikwissenschaft an der Universität Bremen, June 16, 1999.


"The Internationalization of Subnational Politics: How Regional Integration affects Federal Systems - the Case of Germany and the U.S.". Conference "International Institutions: Global Processes - Domestic Consequences", Duke University, Durham, NC, April 9, 1999.


"European Integration at the Crossroads: the Challenges ahead." Public Lecture given as part of the International Studies Lecture Series, State University of New York, Oswego, April 6, 1999.


"Von der regionalen zur kontinentalen Integration: EG und NAFTA im Vergleich." („From Regional to Hemispheric Integration: Comparing EC and NAFTA“), Vortragsreihe „Zukunft der europäischen Integration“ des Studiengangs Politikwissenschaft an der Universität Bremen, January 27, 1999.


"50 Jahre Europarat: eine quantitative Analyse seiner Tätigkeit von 1949 bis 1997." („The European Council at 50: Quantitative Analysis of its Activities from 1949 to 1997“), Aktionstag "50 Jahre Europarat" an der Heinrich-Heine-Universität, Düsseldorf, January 16, 1998.




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