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CPG’s Online Academy 2022 on German Public Law and the Constitutional System

March 28 2022 from 13:00 - April 8 2022 from 19:30 BMT


CPG’s Online Academy on German Public Law and the Constitutional System

March 28 – April 8, 2022
Applications Now Open

Our two-week CPG Academy 2022 on German Law and the Constitutional System in German is now open for application!

Join us and a diverse group of participants from around the world as we curated a comprehensive schedule cutting-edge knowledge, comprised of pre-recorded lectures, carefully selected readings, debates, especially designed case-studies and structured discussions, brought to you by leading academics and practitioners.

Germany – one of the central European powers – is known for a public law of remarkable quality and differentiation that has inspired many country´s all around the world. To approach this interesting legal order, the academy´s agenda will cover:

  • The German Constitution´s foundation & fundaments,
  • The Constitutional Court,
  • Basic rights, including a small moot court,
  • Representative democracy & local self-governance,
  • Various manifestations of the rule of law,
  • Legal methodology, court organization & case management
  • The European perspective
  • Fundamentals of administrative law and procedure
  • Selected future prospects and challenges of the German constitutional state

We now invite application from committed prospective participants, with the necessary proficiency in English, and a genuine interest or professional background.

The Academy has a maximum of 20 spaces to ensure high teaching standards and genuine engagement and interaction. The academy includes access to online materials, videos, and content, as well as live classes, break-out sessions, and extra-curricular events at the Academy.

Please consider the fact that this program is designed for active participation, so we need all participants to turn on their cameras for the duration of the course. Participants who regularly attend 90 percent of the course will be awarded a certificate of attendance by the organizer.

If you are uncertain about whether the Academy is suitable for your needs or background, please contact the organizer for advice: events@cpg-online.de.


To apply, please complete the application form. The completed form must be accompanied by:

  • a copy of your current curriculum vitae (CV)/resumé;
  • a portrait photo (jpeg);
  • a brief statement of approximately 250 words outlining your reasons for wishing to attend the academy and what you believe your contribution will be

Completed applications and all administrative inquiries should be sent via email to events@cpg-online.de.


Application deadline

Applications for the academy close on March 14, 2022. Applications which are incomplete at the respective deadline will not be considered. Once your application has been considered, we will email you to inform you of the outcome within three days after the closing date.

Before you submit your application:

  • make sure you have all the required supporting documents listed; and
  • make sure you are familiar with the academy’s enrollment terms and conditions.


All Academies are organized by the German-Southeast Asian Center of Excellence for Public Policy and Good Governance (‘CPG’) in cooperation with the Asian Governance Foundation, and the Hanns-Seidel Foundation Thailand/Laos.

CPG is an academic institute and think tank attached to the Faculty of Law of Thammasat University in Bangkok. Built upon a cooperation between the German universities of Frankfurt and Münster, and the Thammasat University in Thailand, it is one of only five Centers of Excellence worldwide established since 2009 under the Excellence Initiative of the German Federal Government. CPG is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office and receives administrative support from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

Teaching Team

Prof. Dr. Niels Petersen

holds the Chair for Public Law, International Law and European Union Law at Münster University. Prof. Petersen studied in Münster and Geneva, researched at Columbia University and the New York University School of Law, US, and worked as a Legal Advisor at the GIZ Advisory Service to the Legal Reform in China, Beijing. His research interests are International human rights and domestic fundamental rights, International and EU economic law, Comparative constitutional law and constitutional theory, Law & Politics in the decision-making of courts and tribunals, Economic Analysis of Law.

Prof. em. Dr. Ingwer Ebsen

held the Chair for Public Law and Social Law at Frankfurt/Main University. Prof. Ebsen studied in Kiel, Geneva, Edinburgh and Mainz and worked as a Judge at the Regional Social Court. Prior, Prof. Ebsen held the Chair for Public Law and Social Law at Münster University. His research interests are the Law of Social Security, especially public healthcare, with respect to health politics, constitutional law, communal law and comparative law, as well as the Law of Labor Promotion and general welfare administration law.

Prof. Dr. Frank Zimmermann

holds the chair of criminal law, criminal procedure, European and International criminal law as well as challenges of digitalization for criminal law at Münster University. Following his studies in Augsburg and Munich, research trips lead Prof. Zimmermann to Argentina, Sweden, Spain and Austria. Prof. Zimmermann’s main fields of research include European and international criminal law, extradition and mutual legal assistance in criminal matters, the general part of criminal law, the interplay of criminal law and the political system as well as the role of criminal law in the digital era.

Bernhard Egger

is the Head of the Central Criminal Investigation Services Department at the Bavarian State Criminal Police Office in Munich. Within the Office, Mr. Egger held several leading positions, including the Head of the Alerts and Identification Services Division, the Organized Crime/Special Types of Crime Division and the Crime Analysis and Investigations Support Division. Mr. Egger holds a Diploma in Public Administration from the Bavarian Police University and a Diploma in Public Administration and Police Management from the German Police University.

Dr. Eike Fesefeldt, LL.M. (Wellington)

is a State attorney at the Federal Office of the Attorney General in Karlsruhe. Prior to this, Dr. Fesefeldt worked as a trial lawyer at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands, and a judge at the Regional Court Stuttgart. His studies brought him to the UK, New Zealand and the Netherlands.

Prof. Dr. Bernd Grzeszick, LL.M. (Cambridge)

holds the chair for Public Law, International Public Law and Philosophy of Law at Heidelberg University since 2010, and has been the Director of the Heidelberg Center for American Studies (HCA) since 2011. Prof. Grzeszick obtained a LL.M. degree at Cambridge University, and worked in the US, and France.

Prof. Dr. Ekkehard Hofmann

holds the Chair for Public and Environmental Law at Trier University and is the director of the Institute for Environmental and Technology Law. Prior to this, Prof. Hofmann was the director of a research post on Environmental and Planning Law at the Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research at the University Würzburg, and the deputy chief of the Department of Environmental and Planning Law at the Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research in Leipzig. Supported by a scholarship of the German Research Foundation, Prof. Hofmann was a Visiting Scholar at the New York University School of Law, New York City, USA.

Prof. Dr. Stephanie Schiedermair

holds the chair for European Law and Public International Law at Leipzig University and coordinates the foreign affairs of the law department. Prof. Schiedermair is also Director of the International Law Institute of Leipzig University. Prof. Schiedermair’s research focuses on international and European media and data protection law (e.g. Right to be forgotten, GDPR, Artificial Intelligence) and on general questions concerning the interaction of international, European and national law. Research stays led her to Yale and Monash University. Prof. Schiedermair is a regular speaker at international conferences and member of the scientific board of the European Review of Digital Administration & Law.

Henning Glaser

is the Founding Director of the German-Southeast Asian Center of Excellence for Public Policy and Good Governance (CPG) and Executive Director and chairman of the board of directors of the Asian Governance Foundation (AGF). Mr. Glaser teaches German-, comparative- and Thai Public Law at the Faculty of Law of Thammasat University, where CPG is located. His research areas cover, among others, comparative public law and politics, constitutional law, global governance and geopolitics. He regularly serves as a consultant to governmental and nongovernmental agencies in Europe, America, and Asia in various fields of law and governance.

Prof. Dr. Martin Kment, LL.M. (Cambridge)

holds the chair for Public Law, European Law, Environmental Law and Planning Law at University Augsburg. His studies and research brought him to England, the US, Australia, and New Zealand.

Prof. Dr. Evelyn Henning

is a judge for commercial law at the Regional Court in Frankfurt/Main. As an expert on behalf of the German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development, Prof. Henning worked with judges in Southeast Asia and China, and advised to set up the Asian Business Law Institute in Singapore.

Prof. Dr. Thomas Henne, LL.M. (Berkeley)

has been a lecturer at the Archive School in Marburg since 2017. Prior, Prof. Henne has been an Interim professor for Civil Law and Legal History at the universities Frankfurt/Main., Tübingen, Leipzig, Berlin, and Lucerne. Furthermore, Prof. Henne obtained his LL.M. at the University of California, Berkeley, and worked as a DAAD visiting associate professor at Tokyo University, Japan.

Prof. Dr. Werner Jann

held the chair for Political Science, Administration and Organization at the University of Potsdam from 1993 to 2015. After his academic education and post-doc work at Universities in Berlin, Edinburgh, Speyer and Berkeley, Prof. Jann worked as a civil servant and Head of the ‘Think-Tank Schleswig-Holstein’ (Denkfabrik Schleswig-Holstein) in the Prime-Ministers Office of the Schleswig-Holstein in Kiel from 1989 – 1993. As a visiting professor, Prof. Jann went to Bangkok, Wellington, Bergen and Tokyo, was President of the European Group of Public Administration (EGPA) from 2001 to 2004, Vice-President of the International Institute of Administrative Sciences (IIAS) and has been a member of several national and international reform commissions (2002-2009 member of ‘Committee of Experts on Public Administration’ (CEPA) at UN, New York).

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is the academy accredited?

A: No, completion of the academy will not earn an academic accreditation.

Q: Will I be able to access my online course material after I complete the academy?

A: We strongly advise that all students download and save, or print any materials during the academy that they would like to keep. Access to the Google Drive folder will be withdrawn shortly after the academy is over.

Q: Is the academy assessed?

A: No. Successful completion of the academy is gauged by active participation in the academy’s activities.

Q: Will I be able to access online recordings after I complete the academy?

A: Participants should not expect to be able to access course content once the academy has concluded.

Q: What preparation will I need to do?

A: Participants will be given access to the academy’s Google Drive folder one week before their course commences. Here, participants will be able to access a range of readings and lectures for the respective academy’s core and optional modules.

Participants will be advised what to complete and when to ensure that they are properly prepared for, and able to fully participate in, the academy’s activities and live seminars.


For all enquiries, please contact:

German-Southeast Asian Center of Excellence for Public Policy and Good Governance (CPG)

Faculty of Law, Thammasat University

2 Phrachan Road

Bangkok 10200, Thailand

Email: events@cpg-online.de


March 28 2022 from 13:00 BMT
April 8 2022 from 19:30 BMT
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