Sabine Donner

Senior Expert

Developing and coordinating the BTI project since its inception in 2001, Sabine is still fascinated by its scope and the tremendous learning experience about democratization and governance trends it provides. She studied Political Science, Slavic Studies and German Literature in Freiburg and St. Petersburg. Transition processes in post-Soviet countries is her particular area of interest.

Hauke Hartmann

Senior Expert

With a thematic focus on democratization and human rights, Hauke takes particular interest in governance in Arab and Latin American countries. He directs the BTI-project since 2003 and previously was a Fellow at the Yale Center for International and Area Studies. He received a Ph.D. for his thesis on US human rights policy under President Carter from Free University of Berlin.

Claudia Härterich

Project Manager

Focusing on the Portuguese speaking developing and transition countries and therole of civil society in governance, Claudia joined the BTI project in 2020. Previously, she worked for the Bertelsmann Stiftung's Future of Democracy program, at the University of Kiel and for a civil society organization in Mozambique. She studied International Relations in Berlin and Coimbra and Political Science and Public Administration in Konstanz.

Sabine Steinkamp

Project Assistant

Since 2005 Sabine is in charge of the BTI project’s office. Organizing events, coordination with our partners and project communication are her major tasks.