Prof. Dr. Melanie Sully

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sully 2013Go-Governance is headed by Dr Melanie Sully, who was for many years professor of political science at the Diplomatic Academy, Vienna.  Professor Sully has given expert evidence to the House of Commons Committee on Standards, London, 2014. Dr Sully and was a presenter on political leadership at Democracy Conference School of Government Melbourne University 2015. Dr Sully has written several books on Austrian and British politics. In addition Dr Sully is a regular commentator on topical affairs and was interviewed eg in major papers, television and radio in Austria on the referendum in Scotland 2014 and the UK 2015 election and Brexit as well as the Austrian election.
Current research includes British domestic politics, Brexit and the EU, Austrian politics.

Joined Austrian Foreign Ministry (Diplomatic Academy) 1992-1996;
Professor, Political Science, Diplomatic Academy, Vienna School of International Studies 1996-2010
◊ Awarded Leverhulme and Nuffield Research Fellowships and Theodor Körner Prize for studies on Austrian politics;
◊ Guest Professor Vienna University 1991-2
◊ Guest Professor Political Science, Innsbruck University 1988-91
◊ Awarded title of "Professor" 2000 by the Republic of Austria

• Studied at Nottingham University, B.A. Politics, Leicester University, M.A. European Studies and PhD University of Keele, England
• Member of Hansard Society, Parliament, London
• Member of Chatham House (the Royal Institute of International Affairs), London

Languages: German and Russian (English native speaker)
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Dr. Josef Mantl

Dr. Josef Mantl Dr. Josef Mantl – deputy head of Institute for Go-Governance - is an Austrian Communication Entrepreneur. As CEO of the Full Service Communications Agency JMC he focuses on Campaigns, Events and Digital Media. He is Spokesman of the Sustainable Future Campaign. Dr Mantl is author and editor of numerous publications on communications, mobile governance and digital media. Since 2012 member of Team Europe of the European Commission and Al Gore Climate Leader.

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- Curriculum Vitae (English) and short bio


Alexandra Dancasiu - treasurer

A.Dancasiu Portrait Alexandra Dancasiu (Photo Faruk Pinjo)
Policy Analyst; Assistant on Go-Governance Awards Programme and annual conferences

Alexandra Dancasiu studied Political Science at the University of Vienna, Georgetown University and American University in Kosovo. She is currently completing her second major at the University of Vienna Faculty of Law. Additionally she has working experience at various law firms in Vienna, Austria, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Bucharest, Romania, and the GIZ - Consumer Protection and Product Safety Program in Beijing, China. Furthermore she dedicated her free time to managing the Sustainable Future Campaign including the publication „Communicating Sustainability – Perspectives in Politics, Economy and Society“ in Vienna, as well as to working and blogging for TEDxVienna.

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Mag. Wolfgang Warum - secretary

Mag. Wolfgang Warum Mag. Wolfgang Warum - Innsbruck University (Law Graduate) / Diplomatic Academy Vienna

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