Dr. Anja Mihr
Dr. Anja Mihr is the Program Director of the HUMBOLDT-VIADRINA Center on Governance through Human Rights.
In addition, she represents the Franz-Haniel Chair for Public Policy at the Willy-Brandt-School of the University of Erfurt and worked for many years as an associate professor at the Institute for Human Rights (SIM) of the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands. She works for Transitional Justice, Cyber Justice, Climate Justice, Public Policy, International Relations, Transformation Processes and Human Rights worldwide.
Anja is a political scientist. In 2001, she received her PhD at the Freie Universität Berlin on the topic “Amnesty International in the GDR” and worked for The German Institute for Human Rights, the GIZ, the UNESCO Chair of Human Rights at the University of Magdeburg, and as a research director at the Humboldt University of Berlin.
From 2006-2008 Anja was Director of the European Master Program for Human Rights and Democratization (EMA) at the European Inter-University Center for Human Rights and Democratization (EIUC) in Venice, Italy. She later led the European research project “Impact of Transitional Justice on Democratic Institution Building” by 2016 and by 2014 she was among others Director of the Rule of Law department at The Hague Institute for Global Justice.
Anja was visiting professors at Beida University in Beijing, China, Columbia University in New York, USA, Abo Akademi in Finland, Yerevan University in Armenia, and the University of the Basque Country in Spain.
From 2002-2006, Anja was a member of the board of Amnesty International Deutschland and for two years the chairman of the association.