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Since 2023Past-President of the International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC)
2021- 2022President of the International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC)
08/2021 - 05/2022Interim Director
Commons Governance Program, Ostrom Workshop, Bloomington, Indiana University, USA
2021Co-organizer of the Teaching the commons Video Contest, in the frame of the World Commons Week 2021   
2021Conference chair:
Food Commons in Europe and Beyond,
December 9th, 2021,   
2020 - 2022Editorial Board of the trade journal "welternä", published by the NGO Welthungerhilfe (German Agro Action)   
2020 - 2022Scientific Advisory Board at the Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO), Halle, Germany,   
2019 - 2022Steering Committee of the Institutional Grammar Research Coordination Network (IGR CN),   
finanzed by the National Science Foundation (USA), led by Saba Siddiki
2019 - 2021Rector`s Commission on Personnel Development, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg.
2019 - 2020President-Elect of the International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC)
2019 - 2020Founding member of the transdisciplinary “Platform agricultural socio-economy” in Germany,   
2019Scientific review committee, XVIIth Global IASC Conference, Lima, Peru.
2018 - 2020Member of the local organizing committee for the GEWISOLA conference 2020 in Halle (Saale).
2018Co-organizer of the Global Commons Week, 4-12 October 2018,   
2017 - 2018Working Group member, building a mission statement “Agriculture 2030” in the federal state of Saxony-Anhalt, led by the ministry for environment, agriculture and energy.
2017Scientific review committee, XVIth Global IASC Conference, Utrecht, The Netherlands.
2016 - 2020Lead of the European Group of the International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC).
2016Nomination Committee for the election of the board and president of the IASC 2019-2020 term.
2016Scientific board, 4rth European Conference on the International Asso-ciation for the Study of the Commons “Commons in a Glocal World”, Conference held in Bern, Switzerland, May 10-13, 2016.
2015 - 2016Member of the „Future Forum“: Advisory council to the Agricultural and Environmental Minister of Saxony-Anhalt, Dr. Hermann Onko Aeikens.
2015Scientific board, Thematic Conference on Urban Commons “The City as a Commons, Reconceiving Urban Space, Common Goods and City Governance”, Bologna, Italy, November 6-7,2015.
Since 2015Foundation and coordination of a working research group "Power in Institutions and Institutional Analysis" affiliated withe the Ostrom Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, Indiana University, USA, together with Prakash Kahwan, Gustavo Garcia, Eric Coleman
2014Scientific board, 3rd European IASC Conference held in Umeå, Sweden, September 16-19, 2014
2012 - 2018Council member of the International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC)
2012 - 2017Appointed member of the "SES-Club" founded by Prof. Elinor Ostrom and Colleagues, to further the development of an analytical system framework for socio-ecological and socio-technical systems
2011 - 2016Steering Committee of the KULUNDA project "Kulunda - How to prevent the next Global Dust Bowl? - Ecological and Economic Strategies for Sustainable Land Management in the Russian Steppes: A Potential Solution to Climate Change", financed by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
2010 - 2012Member of the Working Group "Climate Adaptation" of the Senate of the German federal research institutes under the lead of the Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection
2010 - 2011Chair and conference organizer of the European IASC Conference 2011 (International Association for the Study of the Commons) in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, September 14-17,2011
2010Member of the Organising Committee if the IAMO Forum 2010 on "Institutions in Transistion: Challenges for the New Modes of Governance", June 16-18,2010, Halle (Salle), Germany
2008 - 2011Scientific advisory board of the PONA junior research group in social-ecological research (Politics of Nature Design), Leuphania University Lüneburg
2008 - 2009Creation and coordination of a working research group "New Challenges in the Management of Shared Water Resources" affiliated with the Ostrom Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, Indiana University; USA
2006Academic Review Committee, XI Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of Common Property held in Bali, Indonesia, June 18-23,2006
Since 2006Active member of the NIÖ Network (New Institutional Economics in North-East Germany). Organization of the network meeting in Halle (Saale) in 2009