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Nicole Helmerich
Personal Data | CV | Scientific Activities and Internships | Dissertation Topic | Teaching | Stipends and Awards | Publications | Workshop and Conference Contributions




1. Personal Data

Hertie School of Governance
Quartier 110 • Friedrichstraße 180
10117 Berlin
Germany

Room 1.42
Tel.: +49 (0) 30 259219 381

nicole.helmerich[at]fu-berlin.de
helmerich[at]hertie-governance.org
 

2. CV

2013 Certificate in University Didactics and Higher Education, Freie Universität Berlin

2008-
PhD in Political Science, Berlin Graduate School for Transnational Studies
Topic: "The effectiveness of transnational private regulation initiatives in the area of social and labor rights", Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Thomas Risse, Prof. Dr. Andrea Liese

2008:
Diploma in Political Science at the Otto-Suhr-Institute of Political Science, Freie Universität Berlin

Undergraduate Studies in Political Science at:
- Freie Universität Berlin, Otto-Suhr-Institute for Political Science, Berlin, Germany
- Universidad Complutense, Madrid Spain: Studies of Political Science with a special focus on International Relations and Foreign Policy of Latin America
- Johannes Gutenberg -Universität Mainz: Political Science, Economics and Public Law

 

3. Scientific Activities and Internships

Since 07/2013
Research Associate to Prof. Dr. Anke Hassel, Hertie School of Governance. Research Project: Transformation of the Deutschland AG: Analysis of the 100 largest German Companies 1986-
2010. Internationalization and Corporate Responsibility

2012-2013
Research Associate to Prof. Dr. Thomas Risse, Otto-Suhr-Institute for Political Science, Freie Universität Berlin. Research Project: Sustainable Development Reflexive Inputs to World Organisation, funded by the European Union, joint project with LSE (Robert Faulkner) and IDDRI-Science Po (Tancrède Voituriez).

Since 2011
Convener of the Berlin Study Group on Corporate Responsibility together with Prof. Gregory Jackson and Prof. Joachim Schwalbach

2010
Visiting Scholar with Aseem Prakash, Professor, Department of Political Science at University of Washington Department of Political Science

2008-2009
Research Project "Coping with Accession: New Forms of Governance and European Enlargement", 6th Framework Programme of the European Union - „New Modes of Governance"(EU-NEWGOV), research director: Prof. Tanja A. Börzel

2006-2008
Junior Research Assistant: Research Center 700 ‘Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood’ in the research project D1 ‘Transnational Public Private Partnerships for Environment, Health, and Social Rights Prof. Thomas Risse/Dr. Marianne Beisheim (with Prof. Andrea Liese)
 

4. Dissertation Topic

"The effectiveness of transnational private regulation initiatives in the area of social and labor rights", Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Thomas Risse, Prof. Dr. Andrea Liese

 

5. Teaching

Courses for Master Students:
- Thesis Research Design and research methods, Hertie School of Governance
- Private Regulation of Global Business: Corporate Social Responsibility, Hertie School of Governance

Courses for Bachelor Students:
- Cooperation in International Relations, Otto-Suhr-Institute for Political Science, Freie Universität Berlin


 

6. Stipends and Awards

2008-2011: Doctoral Scholarship: Studienstiftung des DeutschenVolkes, and Dahlem Research School, Freie Universität Berlin

2008-2012
- Grants for Academic Conferences, and Workshops: DAAD, Center For International Cooperation Freie Universität, Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes
- Grants for Field Research trips to Central America, USA, Canada and Great Britain by DAAD mobility funds, and Dahlem Research School

2003-2004: Erasmus Scholarship for studying Political Science at the Universidad Complutense in Madrid, Spain
 

7. Publications

Hassel, Anke; Helmerich, Nicole (forthcoming): Policy Instruments in Transnational Labor Governance: Implementing Social Standards in Public Procurement and Export Credit Guarantees, in: Global Justice and International Labor, Editors: Yossi Dahan, Hanna Lerner, Faina Milman-Sivan, Cambridge University Press.

Work in Progress
Book Project: Alejandro Esguerra, Nicole Helmerich, Thomas Risse (eds.) Deliberating Sustainable Development

Deliberating on shaky ground? Divergence in defining and committing to Sustainable Development during the RIO+20 negotiations with Nicole Kranz, Felix Nickel, in: Alejandro Esguerra, Nicole Helmerich, Thomas Risse (eds.) Deliberating Sustainable Development

Introductory Chapter with Alejandro Esguerra and Thomas Risse, Alejandro Esguerra, Nicole Helmerich, Thomas Risse (eds.) Deliberating Sustainable Development

Published
Kolb, Jonas; Nicole Helmerich; Oliver Wnuck (2011): Hybride rechte Cliquen : Eine Studie über rechte Jugendliche in Berlin-Hohenschönhausen und kommunale Maßnahmen gegen Rechtsextremismus. 164 pp.

Helmerich, Nicole (2008): Corporate Social Responsibility: Wohin desWeges? Die Rolle von Public Private Partnerships als „Neue Formen des Regierens“ – Brühl: Kölner Forum für Internationale Beziehungen und Sicherheitspolitik (KFIBS), 1/08.

Helmerich, Nicole (2007): CFSP and ESDP: How to include new partners?, in: Varwick, Johannes/Kai-Olaf Lang: European Neighbourhood Policy. Challenges for the EU-Policy Towards the New Neighbours, Opladen/Farmington Hills. Barbara-Budrich Publisher, S. 103-116.

Helmerich, Nicole (2006): Die europäische Nachbarschaftspolitik (ENP) – eine adäquate Sicherheitspolitik für die EU? : eine Problemskizze der ENP in Osteuropa und im Südkaukasus. – Brühl: Kölner Forum für Internationale Beziehungen und Sicherheitspolitik.
 

8. Workshop and Conference Contributions

Helmerich, Nicole and Kaan, Christopher (2013): Transnational Business Governance Interaction and Competition between Standard‐Setting Initiatives: Labor standards in garment, toys and agriculture. Paper prepared for the Annual Convention of International Studies Association 2013, 3‐6 April 2013, San Francisco, California, USA

Helmerich, Nicole (2012): The code implementation gap: when transnational social and labor rights standards hit the ground in Central America. Paper presented at the panel ‘Local Terrains of Global Standards’, SASE Mini-Conference ‘Regulating Labor and Environment: Beyond the Public-Private Divide’ at the 24th Annual Conference of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE) Global Shifts: Implications for Business, Government and Labour, June 28-30, 2012 - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge

Helmerich, Nicole and Kaan, Christopher (2012): Beyond Correlation: Defining Causal Mechanisms in Compliance Theory for Non State Actors. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the International Studies Association, San Diego, CA, 01.-04. April 2012. Panel: Public-Private Encounters: Interaction Between and Diffusion of State and Non-State Approaches to Governing Social Standards.

Talk at the Political Science Colloquium at the Department of Political Science, University of Washington, Seattle. Title of the talk: "The effectiveness of transnational private regulation initiatives in the area of social and labor rights", November 30, 2011.

Helmerich, Nicole (2011): The effectiveness of transnational private regulation initiatives in the area of social and labor rights. An empirical comparison. Paper presented at the International Workshop on Business and Sustainability of the IPSA Research Committee on Business and Politics, University of Konstanz, June 3-4, 2011

Helmerich, Nicole (2011) The effectiveness of transnational private regulation initiatives in the area of social and labor rights. Literature review and theoretical framework. Paper presented at the International Workshop: Private Governance and its Global Implementation: Extending Case Studies on Global Labor Standards. International Workshop, February 4 – 5, 2011, Freie Universität Berlin.

Helmerich, Nicole (2011) The effectiveness of transnational private regulation initiatives in the area of social and labor rights. A literature review and proposition of a theoretical framework for comparative analysis. Paper presented at the International Workshop “Transnational Private Regulation in the Areas of Environment, Security, Social and Labor Rights”, January 28-29, 2011, Free University Berlin.

Helmerich, Nicole (2010) The Implementation of Codes of Conduct in Textile, Apparel and Footwear Industries: Fair Labor Initiative and Social Accountability 8000 in Central America and the Caribbean. Paper presented at the panel “Transnational Private Governance in Action: From Transnational Standards to Local Practices”, 22nd Annual Conference of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE) Philadelphia, USA -June 24-26, 2010.

Helmerich, Nicole (2009) How Can Norm Entrepreneurs Enhance Compliance with and Implementation of ILO Standards within a Globalized Economy? Paper presented at the International Workshop: "World Orders: Change and Continuity" Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Mount Scopus, November 4 and 5, 2009.

Helmerich, Nicole (2009): Enhancing code compliance – how does a private regulation initiative have to be designed to enhance compliance with and implementation of ILO standards within a globalized economy? Paper presented at the 5th ECPR General Conference, Potsdam – 10-12 September, 2009.

Helmerich, Nicole (2009): Enhancing Code Compliance – How Can Norm Entrepreneurs Enhance Compliance with and Implementation of ILO Standards within a Globalized Economy? Paper presented at the 21st IPSA World Congress of Political Science – July 12 to 16, 2009. Santiago, Chile.
 
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