At the CEPS, an interdisciplinary team of committed researchers and passionate organizers work together. Get to know the team members and their specific research interests. 


Prof. Dr. Georg von Schnurbein

Director CEPS, Professor of Philanthropy Studies, Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Basel



Tel. +41 61 207 34 63

Managing Director

Maria Clotilde Henzen

Managing Director and Coordinator Executive Education

Tel. +41 61 207 56 30

Research and Executive Education

Dr. rer. pol. Oto Potluka

Senior Researcher



Tel. +41 61 207 28 40

Research Interests: Partnerships between Nonprofits and Public Administrations

Dr. Elisabeth Hasse 

Head Executive Education

Telefon +41 61 207 28 53


Research Assistants

Dr. rer. pol. Alice Hengevoss

Tel. +41 61 207 28 56

Research Interests: NPO Internationalization, Transnational NPO activity, Corporate Social Responsibility

Dominik Meier, MSc in Psychology

PhD candidate, Faculty of Psychology, University of Basel

Tel. +41 61 207 33 09

Research Interests: Social preferences, reluctant sharing, information seeking & avoidance

Lucca Nietlispach, MA in Business Innovation

PhD candidate, Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Basel

Tel. +41 61 207 34 60

Research Interests: Social Innovation, Social Entrepreneurship, Impact Investing

Noam Suissa, MSc Sustainable Development

PhD candidate, Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Basel

Tel. +41 61 207 23 99

Research Interests: NPO Advocacy, Peacebuilding, Sustainable Development

Secretariat & Administration

Anita Spiess

Secretariat and Seminar Administration

Tel. +41 61 207 23 92

Janine Rossberg

Finances and administration

Tel. +41 61 207 34 56


Student Assistants

Eva Bachmann

cand. BA in economics and political science

Telefon: +41 61 207 64 33

Christina Gut, BA Economics and German Philology

cand. MA Economics and German Philology

Telefon: +41 61 207 56 28

Omar Hussein, BSc in Computer Engineering & Software Systems

cand. MSc in Computer Science (Specialization Machine Intelligence)

Telefon: +41 61 207 67 45

Nour Shokry, BSc in Computer Science

cand. MSc in Computer Science

Telefon: +41 61 207 28 57

Former Staff

Mira Röseler, ehem. Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin,

Dr. rer. pol. Nicholas Arnold, former research assistant, 

Felix Bartos, former student assistant,

Manvi Bhatia, former  research assistant,

Dr. Steffen Bethmann, former research associate,

Stella Bützer, former student assistant,

Patrizia Egloff, former student assistant,

Lia Ferrini, former student assistant,

Julia Fischer, former student assistant,

Dr. rer. pol. Tizian Fritz, former research assistant,

Dr. phil. des. Theresa Gehringer, former research assistant,

Vanessa Heiniger, former student assistant,

Dr. rer. pol. Sophie Hersberger, former research associate,

Milena Jankovic, former student assistant,

Marianne Käch, former student assistant,

Dr. iur. Jonas Kipfer-Berger, former research associate,

Mia Kirsch, former student assistant,

Simone Leibundgut, former research assistant,

Anne Mayer, Internship,

Martina Merkle, former secretariat,

Dr. Marybel Perez, former senior researcher,

Justine Portenier,  former student assistant,

Lucas Rizzo-Arrivillaga, former research associate

Anja Rogenmoser, former student assistant,

Robert Schmuki, former head of executive education,

Dr. Daniela Schönenberg, former research assistant,

Michèle Spring, former student assistant,

Thomas Starzynski, former research associate,

Sabrina Stöckli, former research assistant,

Dr. rer. pol. Sibylle Studer, former research assistant,

Dr. rer. pol. Sara Stühlinger, former research assistant,

Leonore Wenzel, administration,

Rebecca Wirbel, former student assistant,

Dr. Rafael Wyser, former research assistant,