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Jürgen Pirker is Assistant Professor at the Institute for Public Law and Political Science of the University of Graz. He is a member of the steering committee of the Austrian Cluster for Conflict, Peace and Democracy (CPDC), chairman of the board of the Young Forum of the Austrian Commission of Jurists (ACJ) and a member of the Curricula Commission for International Study Programmes at the Faculty of Law. Previously he was Senior Researcher at the Institute for Minority Rights of the European Academy Bolzano/Bozen (EURAC), University Assistant at the Institute of Public Law and Political Science at the University of Graz and regularly guest lecturer at the University of Klagenfurt and the Pedagogical University of Carinthia. He has held several international teaching positions and carried out international/national research projects in the field of diversity management and minority rights in Europe (with a specific focus on Austria, Slovenia and the Alps-Adriatic region).

 Having graduated in Law and History, his teaching and research include:

  • issues of Austrian Constitutional and Administrative Law, as well as,

  • interdisciplinary issues at the intersection of Public Law, History and Politics (also empirical studies), particularly in the field of minority rights, diversity management and interactive conflict transformation in Europe, the Alps-Adriatic region and Austria-Slovenia in particular.

 

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Research Interests

  • Law and Diversity
  • Fundamental Rights and Minority Rights 
  • Memory Politics
  • Conflict Studies (Interactive Conflict Resolution)

 

Topic of "Habilitation"

Collective Rights (Public Law)

 

Academic Functions

Member of the Commission for International Studies

Member of the Steering Group of the Austrian Conflict,- Peace-, and Democracy Cluster (CPDC)

Member of the Editorial Board of the Academic Blog "Young Science in Public Law"

Member of the Young Forum of the Austrian Commission of Jurists

 

Academic Positions

2014-  Assistant Professor at the Institute for Public Law and Political Science
01/2019-05/2019 Guest Professor at the College of Liberal Arts of the University of Minnesota (USA)
05/2017 Guest Lecturer at the Inter-University Center Dubrovnik (CRO)
02-03/2017 Guest Lecturer at the Germano-Sino Institute for Law Studies of the University of Nanjing (China)
05,07/2016 Lecturer in the EC Jean-Monnet Project "DescNet" of the Universities of Graz and Batumi (GEO)
10/2013-03/2014 Senior Researcher at the Institute for Minority Rights of the European Academy Bozen (EURAC)
2012-2018 University Lecturer at the Center for Peace Research and Peace Education, University of Klagenfurt
2012-2016 Lecturer at the University College of Teacher Education Carinthia
02/2010-09/2013  University Assistant at the Institute for Public Law and Political Science
Ass.-Prof. MMag. DDr.

Jürgen Pirker

Ass.-Prof. MMag. DDr. Jürgen Pirker

Institute for Public Law and Political Science

Phone:+43 316 380 - 7412

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