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By now, we have received the acceptance from Prof. Dr. Frank Decker from the university of Bonn, Prof. Dr. Jun from the University of Trier, Prof. Dr. Jesse from the TU Chemnitz, PD Dr. Reichart-Dreyer from the FU Berlin and Prof. Dr. Schmid from the University of Tübingen to be part of the Jury.
Here are their short biographies in alphabetic order:

ImageProf. Dr. Frank Decker studied political sciences, political economics, journalism and public law at the Universities of Mainz and Hamburg. From 1989 to 2001, he was a research assistant and an assistant professor at the institute for political science of the University of the German armed forces in Hamburg. He received his promotion in 1989 and his postdoctoral lecture qualification in 1999. Since November 2001, he is a professor at the seminar for political sciences at the University of Bonn. From March 2002 to June 2005 he was the executive director of the seminar. 

ImageProf. Dr. Eckhard Jesse studied political science and historical science. He was stipendiary of the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation and, from 1978 to 1983, he was an assistant professor at the University of Trier. In 1982, he wrote his dissertation on the right to vote in Germany. From 1983 to 1989, he was a lecturer at the University of Trier, where he habilitated. After some substitutions, he became a professor at the TU Chemnitz in 1993, where he holds the chair for political systems and political institutions. Since 2007 he is the chairman of the German Society for Political Science.

ImageProf. Dr. Uwe Jun is a professor of political sciences specialising in western government systems and the German federal government system at the University of Trier. From April 2004 to March 2005, he substituted the professorship for comparative political science and political systems at the faculty of philosophy III of the University of Würzburg. From 1998 to 2004, he was assistant lecturer at the chair for “German Federal Government/Internal Politics” of the faculty of sociology and economics of the University of Potsdam. In 1997, he was a research fellow at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University in Cambridge/Ma./USA. Prof. Dr. Jun is speaker of the research group on political parties of the German Association for Political Science. 

ImagePD Dr. Ingrid Reichart-Dreyer, private lecturer at the department of politics and social sciences of the Free University of Berlin (Otto-Stammer-Institute), held the chair for Democracy research at the Justus-Liebig-University of Gießen from 2007 to 2008 (Germany). From 2002 to 2005, she taught as a visiting professor at the Technische Universität Berlin. Her research interests are party research/CDU research/party programmes, democracy, concept of man, values, parliament and government, and women in politics. She represented the DVPW in Gender Studies as a speaker of the working groud Politics and Gender from 2002 to 2004. In 1999, she habilitated with a work on "Power and Democracy in the CDU, process and result of designing the policy statements of 1994" at the Otto-Suhr-Institute of the FU Berlin, where she studied from 1966 to 1970, and received her PD. She also worked here as a scientific assistant from 1990 to 1996. She combined scientific work with political advisory work by being an assistant of the CDU-faction in the Berlin House of Representatives from 1970 to 1972 and from 1984 to 1990.

ImageFrom 1978 on Prof. Dr. Josef Schmid studied political science, sociology and administrative sciences at the University of Constance. In 1990 he was awarded a doctorate on the topic “CDU: Organisation structure, politics and functionality of a party in federalism”. From 1989 on he was a scientific assistant and lecturer of comparative government studies and applied political sciences at the Ruhr-University Bochum. In 1996, he habilitated on the topic “charities in modern welfare states”. Since April 1998, he is a professor at the institute for political sciences at the University of Tübingen, where he currently is Dean of the faculty for social and behavioural sciences.