Rüdiger Schwarz

Rüdiger Schwarz studied Political Science, Economic and Social History/ Modern History at the Universität Mannheim. During the 2002-2003 academic year, he studied as an exchange student at Johns-Hopkins University (JHU), Baltimore as well as at the associated School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Washington D.C. In 2004, he did an internship with the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP). He has been working for the Heidelberg Institute for International Conflict Research (HIIK) since 2003, holding the position of head of the study group on African conflicts during 2005 and 2010. After finishing his studies in 2006, he served as an intern with the Armed Forces Staff, German Defense Department, (BMVg), Berlin. From 2007 to 2012, he worked for the Walter Hallstein-Institute for European Constitutional Law (WHI). Since 2012, he has been acting as project lead for the research area of Global Constitutionalism and the Internet.



Associated Researcher: Global Constitutionalism and the Internet


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Relevant Publications
Conference contributions and other activities
Relevant Publications

Journal articles and conference proceedings

Schwarz, R. (2015). Context Matters: The Role of ICTs for Supporting Democracy in the Southern Hemisphere. PolitiKa, 1(2), 106-111. Publication details

Conference contributions and other activities

Organisation of events

Interdisciplinary Research on Information Privacy, Surveillance, and Data Protection
Early Stage Researcher Colloquium 2015. 23.09.2015. Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin, Berlin, Germany (International)

Thea Riebe, Jörg Pohle, Rüdiger Schwarz, Osvaldo Saldías, Ingolf Pernice

Challenges and Opportunities for Public Law and Public Administration in the Digital Era
16.01.2015. Universidad de Chile, School of Law, Santiago, Chile. Co-Organised by: Universidad de Chile (International)

Rüdiger Schwarz, Osvaldo Saldías

From Disobedient Practices to Global Governance Arrangements: Academic perspectives on digital phenomena
Discussion at the HIIG as part of the Federal Foreign Office's Visitors' Program. 07.08.2014. Humboldt Institut für Internet und Gesellschaft, Berlin, Germany (International)

Kirsten Gollatz, Rüdiger Schwarz, Osvaldo Saldías, Theresa Züger

Fachgespräch zur EU-Datenschutzreform mit dem BMI
27.01.2014. Walter-Hallstein-Institut für Europäisches Verfassungsrecht, Berlin, Germany (National)

Emma Peters, Maximilian von Grafenstein, Jörg Pohle, Rüdiger Schwarz, Osvaldo Saldías, Ingolf Pernice