Kirsten Jörgensen is senior lecturer at the Department of Political and Social Sciences. She received her Ph. D. in 1996 at Freie Universität Berlin. Kirsten Jörgensen was a member of the Berlin Parliament from 1987 to 1989. Since 1992 she has lectured at diverse universities, including TERI University, New Delhi, India, Moscow State Institute of International Relations of the MFA of Russia, MGIMO and University of Maryland, College Park, USA. She was a Research Fellow at the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies, Johns Hopkins University, Washington D.C. Her primary fields of interest include German, European and Indian environmental and climate policy as well as the role of subnational climate governance. She initiated the German-Indian Sustainability and Climate Change Dialogue and is currently coordinator of the Indian-European Multi-level Climate Governance Research Network.