Stefan Lindemann holds a double MSc in Political Science from the Freie Universität Berlin (FU) and the Institut d’Etudes Politiques des Paris (IEP). He is currently a PhD candidate at the Development Studies Institute of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) (http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/DESTIN/whosWho/phdLindemann.htm). At the Environmental Policy Research Centre (ffu), he has been involved in a number of research projects since 2004. First, he was part of the German-Canadian project on ‘Sustainable Development Initiatives and Strategies (Rioplus)’ where he contributed the Madagascar case study. Then he was involved in the German-Israeli-Palestinian project ‘From Conflict to Collective Action: Institutional Change and Management Options to Govern Transboundary Water Courses“ where he analysed the drivers of water regime formation in the Rhine and Elbe river basins. Most recently, he was part of a project on ‘Environment, Innovation and Employment’ where he studied the promotion of environmental innovations under the EU Lisbon Strategy. Moreover, he was employed as Prof. Martin Jänicke’s research assistant at the German Advisory Council on the Environment (SRU) between January 2006 and June 2008 (part-time) where he did work on sustainable development strategies and approaches of innovation-oriented environmental policy in Germany and the EU. Finally, he has also worked as a short-term consultant for the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) and the LSE-based Crisis States Research Centre (CSRC).
National and international water policy (especially transboundary river management), comparison of national strategies for sustainable development, approaches and instruments of innovation-oriented environmental policy, peace and conflict studies (especially in Sub-Saharan Africa)