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Information for Members of a Doctoral Commission

If you are not a member of the Department of Political and Social Sciences or have recently joined our faculty and consider acting as supervisor and first reviewer, second reviewer or further member of a doctoral commission we would like to provide you with information on your role in the doctoral procedure, the commitments you are about to make and the relevant requirements defined by the regulations for the conduct of doctoral examinations, the General Counsel or the competent Committee for Doctoral Examinations.

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Chair of the Committee for Doctoral Examinations in the  
  Otto-Suhr-Institute of Political Science Prof. Dr. Tanja Börzel
  Institute of Sociology Prof. Dr. Jürgen Gerhards
  Institute for Media and Communication Studies Prof. Dr. Martin Emmer
  Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology Prof. Dr. Birgitt Röttger-Rössler
Early Career Support Daphne Stelter, Eric Ostermann


In order to slow the spread of Covid-19 and to protect fellow women and men whose health is especially jeopardized the staff of the Early Career Support are still doing outwork and have limited access to their offices. We will continue to be at your disposal per mail and we can process documents and applications that have been submitted by (e-)mail. We can´t consult with you in person, but you´ll find information on our telephone office hours on the staff web pages. With the consent of all involved parties defenses of doctoral theses may take place. But in order to minimize the risk of infection they must be held per video conference (Webex).