Prof. em. Adrienne Héritier
Adrienne Héritier held a joint chair with the Social and Political Sciences Department at the European University Institute in Florence. She was also a Director of the Max Planck Project Group for 'Common Goods: Law, Politics, and Economics' in Bonn from 1999 to 2003. Professor Héritier is a member of the Berlin Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities and a member of the Academia Europea. In 1994, she was awarded (jointly with Helmut Willke) the Gottfried-Wilhelm-Leibniz Prize for research, by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft.
Her research focuses on European policy-making, comparative public policy, European decision making processes, theories of institutional change and deregulation and re-regulation and new modes of governance.