Board Members

Prof. Hartmut Rosa

Hartmut Rosa is Professor of Sociology and Social Theory at Friedrich-Schiller-University in Jena, Germany and Director of the Max-Weber-Kolleg at the University of Erfurt. He also is an Affiliated Professor at the Department of Sociology, New School for Social Research, New York. In 1997, he received his PhD in Political Science from Humboldt-University in Berlin.

Prof. Jürgen Fohrmann, Chairman

Jürgen Fohrmann, Prof. of German Literature and Theory, University of Bonn, born 1953, studied at the Universities of Münster and Bielefeld, PhD 1980, ‘Habilitation’ 1989, Heisenberg-Fellow, since 1991 Prof. at the University of Bonn, 1994-1997 President of the “Deutsche Germanistenverband”, 1999-2002: Co-Director of the SFB „Judentum und Christentum.

RA Dr. iur. Stefan Stolte

RA Dr. iur. Stefan Stolte, born in 1973, studied law at the University of Bonn. Stolte has worked as Head of HR at Stifterverband fuer die Deutsche Wissenschaft (German association of founders promoting science and research) since 2005.
In 2011 he was appointed as member of the executive board of the Deutsches Stiftungszentrum (German Foundation Center). He is active in consulting and managing foundations and trusts.
Also, he regularly publishes on foundations and foundation law and holds a variety of lectureships at public and private universities in Germany.

Prof. Maren R. Niehoff

Professor Maren R. Niehoff was born in 1963 in Germany and currently holds the Max Cooper Chair in Jewish Thought at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She was the head of the interdisciplinary honors program in the humanities, “AMIRIM”. Currently, she serves as the head of a research group at the Israel Institute for Advanced Studies (2017-18). Her research focuses on encounters between Jews, pagans and Christians in the Greco-Roman period.

Prof. Christof Rapp, Humboldt- University, Berlin

Professor Christof Rapp, born in 1964, studied Philosophy, Ancient Greek, Logic, and Philosophy of Science in Tübingen and Munich. He obtained his doctorate at Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich in 1993 and his post-doctoral lecturing qualification (“Habilitation”) at the University of Tübingen in 2000. From 2001 to 2009, he held the Chair for Ancient and Contemporary Philosophy at Humboldt-University in Berlin. In 2009, he assumed the Chair for Ancient Philosophy and Rhetoric at Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich.

Prof. Dan Diner, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Prof. Dan Diner (Ph.D., 1973, University of Frankfurt am Main) is Professor of Modern History at the Hebrew University Jerusalem, and Director of the Simon-Dubnow-Institute for Jewish History and Culture at the University of Leipzig.
He is the author of numerous publications an twentieth-century history, Jewish history, Middle Eastern history and German history, particularly in the period of National Socialism and the Holocaust. His most recent publications include:

Prof. Sabine Kunst, President, Humboldt-University Berlin

ince May 2016 Prof. Kunst is President of Humboldt-University Berlin. From 2011 to 2016 she was Minister of Science, Research and Cultural Affairs of Brandenburg and from 2007 to 2011 President of the University of Potsdam. From 2005-2006 she was the Vice President of Leibniz University Hannover. Prof. Kunst studied biology an political science as well as hydraulic engineering. She holds a doctoral degree in engineering (1982) as well as a doctor of philosohphy degree (1990). During her career she worked on research projects in a number of countries including Bolivia, Peru, and Mexico.

Prof. Asher Cohen, Rector, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Asher Cohen, the Samuel Sturman Chair in Psychology, teaches in the Department of Psychology at the Hebrew University, and currently serves as the Rector of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. From 2008-2012 Asher Cohen was the Chair of the Department of Psychology. His main line of work concerns human performace and more specifically connections between the human perceptual system (with an emphasis on vision) and action systems. In addition, he studies human learning that occurs without awareness.

Prof. Gerhart von Graevenitz, University of Konstanz (1944-2016)

Gerhart von Graevenitz, born 1944. studied both German and English Language and Literature as well as History of the Arts. From 1988 to 2009, he served as professor for contemporary German literature and general literature science at the University of Konstanz, Germany. From 1996 to 2000, he held the position as permanent guest professor at the Karl-University of Prague, Czech Republic. From 2000 to 2009, he was rector of the University of Konstanz. From 2006 to 2009, he was chairman of the cooperation council of the International Bodenseeschule.

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