Academic Director, Institute for Conflict Management at the European University Viadrina and Partner at TGKS Berlin.
Lars Kirchhoff, Professor for Public International Law and Mediation and practicing international lawyer and mediator, is the director of the Institute for Conflict Management and the Center for Peace Mediation at the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder). Mr. Kirchhoff held research positions at the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and the London School of Economics. He specialized in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), International Law and International Commercial Arbitration during postgraduate studies at Yale Law School and at the US District Court of Northern California. For more than fifteen years now, he is practicing conflict resolution in a wide spectrum of cases and contexts (business, politics, peace). Since 2000, Lars Kirchhoff is teaching mediation and conflict management at several universities and institutions, including the Training Academy for International Diplomats at the German Foreign Federal Office, the German Academy for Judges, the Chambers for Industry and Commerce in Munich and Frankfurt (Main), the European External Action Service and the United Nations.