Keynote Speakers


Prof. Dr. Heiner Schanz

Prof. Dr. Heiner Schanz holds a professorship in Environmental Governance at the Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg. He is the head of the Chair Group in Environmental Governance at the Institute of Environmental Social Sciences and Geography. His research focuses on sustainability strategies and planning, environmental governance and regulation, and the role of markets in sustainability transitions. Prof. Dr. Heiner Schanz has been awarded with the Landeslehrpreis in 2007 for the conception and work within the interdisciplinary study program “Environmental Governance”.




Dr. Helen Brookman

Dr. Helen Brookman is the current Director of Liberal Arts & Pro-Vice-Dean (Innovation in Education) at King’s College London. Her research interests concern teaching and learning, especially creativity and interdisciplinarity in Arts and Humanities education; medievalism, particularly scholarly and literary translation and the history of medieval scholarship.




Teun J Dekker

Teun J Dekker is currently Vice Dean of Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of Political Philosophy at University College Maastricht. He teaches courses on the intersection of the Social Sciences and the Humanities, including History of Political Thought and Distributive Justice in Contemporary Political Philosophy. He also works at the Dutch Ministry of Education, where he contributes to the implementation of the Strategic Agenda for higher education.

Esteban Acuna

Esteban Acuna is a doctoral candidate at the Albert-Ludwigs University Freiburg and member of the Junior Research Group COME. His main areas of research are Ethnography, Mobile Methods, Romani Studies; ethnic groups, Border Studies; Mobility, Migration, Displacement and Refugee Studies; Violence, Discrimination, Development.