Dr. Hertkorn is a professor at the New School for General Studies, Graduate Program for International Affairs and at New Jersey City University, Political Science Department.
Dr. Hertkorn graduated with an M. A. in Political Science from the University of Heidelberg. She holds a Ph. D. in Political Science from the Institute for International Relations and Regional Studies of Free University Berlin. In 1999, Michaela was a pre-doc fellow at the German American Center for Visiting Scholars, then based at the German Historic Institute in Washington, DC. Other research affiliations followed, such as with the Center for German and European Studies of Georgetown University from 1999 to 2001, a post-doctoral fellowship with the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies of Johns Hopkins University in 2000 / 2001, and with the Center for European Studies at NYU from 2001 to 2003.
Michaela’s regional expertise is on transatlantic relations, NATO-EU cooperation, European integration and the European foreign and security policy. Her topical expertise concerns conflict and security studies, peacemaking and post-war stabilization and peace-building.
In addition to teaching, Michaela is an associated researcher at the Foundation for Post-Conflict Development in New York City. She has been an advisor to the Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy in Arlington, VA for more then ten years.