Between 2015 and 2017, Benjamin coordinated as a leading Program Director in Leipzig the international double degree masters program Global Mass Communication / Journalism in cooperation with the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at the Ohio University in Athens, Ohio (USA).
This unique program has been generously funded since 2014 by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Within the project, i have managed and written the successful application at the DAAD and was responsible for the conceptual work and the implementation at the University of Leipzig.
Semester Opening 2016 with Prof. Dr. Beate Schücking, President at the University of Leipzig (3. f. l.), Jon J. Magsaysay, Consul for Political and Economical Affairs at the U.S. General Consulate Leipzig (1. f. r.), Prof. Dr. Roger Berger (Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences), and Prof. Dr. Sonja Ganguin (Executive Director, Institute of Communication and Media Studies, University of Leipzig).
Academic Ceremony 2015 with U.S. – General Consul Scott R. Riedmann (3. f l.), Uwe Gaul (Secretary of State, Saxon State Ministry of Science and Arts), Tabea Kaiser (DAAD), Dr. Lorna Jean Edmonds (Vice Provost of Global Affairs, Ohio University), Prof. Dr. Bernhard Debatin (Program Director, Ohio University).