Advisory Board

The Advisory Board, which has 15 members, supports the Foundation on conceptual and academic issues.

Prof. Dr. Lothar Brock

Prof. Dr. Lothar Brock

Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Development and Peace Foundation (sef:)

Senior Professor of International Relations at Goethe University Frankfurt 
Associate Fellow as well as project director at the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF)

Lothar Brock was a guest researcher at Harvard University and the University of Texas at Austin and a member of the International Review Panel of the National Center of Competence in Research “North South” in Berne. He served as head of the Executive Body of the German Peace Research Association (AFK) as well as in various advisory bodies of Church organizations for sustainable development (including the respective “Kammer” of the EKD in Hannover, which he headed for many years). His present research interests focus on the relationship between power and law in international relations, the formation of order in world society and the protection of people from mass atrocities.

Dr. Marianne Beisheim

Dr. Marianne Beisheim

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Senior Associate, Research Division "Global Issues", Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP)/German Institute for International and Security Affairs, Berlin

Dr Marianne Beisheim is senior researcher at the German "Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik". Her research focuses on global sustainable development governance. She is director of a DFG-funded project on transnational public-private partnerships for sustainable development, as part of the Research Center SFB 700 “Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood”.

Marianne Beisheim studied Political Science and got her PhD from the University of Bremen. She worked for the German Parliament and as Assistant Professor for International Relations at the Freie Universität Berlin.

Prof. Dr. Tilman Brück

Prof. Dr. Tilman Brück

Founder and Director of the ISDC – International Security and Development Center in Berlin, Germany.

Professor Tilman Brück is the Founder and Director of the ISDC – International Security and Development Center in Berlin, Germany. He is also Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), Research Affiliate of the Institute for Social Sciences at the University of Lisbon (ICS), Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), and co-founder and co-director of the „Households in Conflict Network (HiCN)“. He was previously Director of SIPRI, Professor of Development Economics at Humboldt-University of Berlin, and Head of the Department of Development and Security at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin). He has also worked as a consultant for the BMZ, European Commission, DFID, GIZ, ILO, KfW, OECD, UNDP, UNICEF, USAID and the World Bank. Professor Brück studied economics at Glasgow University and Oxford University and obtained his doctorate in economics from Oxford University.

Professor Brück’s research interests focus on the economics of household behavior and well-being in conflict-affected and fragile economies, including the measurement of violence and conflict in household surveys and the impact evaluation of programs in conflict-affected areas. He has published over thirty articles in peer-reviewed journals (including Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Peace Research, Journal of Comparative Economics, European Journal of Political Economy, and World Development) and edited over a dozen books and special issues of journals on the economics of conflict and insecurity. Professor Brück has led as a principal investigator several impact evaluations in conflict-affected and fragile states.

Prof. Dr. Nicole Deitelhoff

Prof. Dr. Nicole Deitelhoff

Professor for International Relations and Theories of Global Order at Goethe University, Frankfurt/Main

Dr. Maja Göpel

Dr. Maja Göpel

Secretary-General of the the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU), Berlin

Maja Göpel is the Secretary-General of the the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU). Before she was Head of the Berlin office of the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy in early 2013 and works in transition research for resilient and just models of prosperity with a system point of view. She holds a PhD in Political Economy and a diploma in Media and Communication and has always connected science, civil society and policy work. Maja enjoys lecturing and supported several NGO networks on ecology, globalization and justice before joining the launch of the World Future Council (WFC) in 2006.

Here she set up several topics form climate/energy, to finance to oceans governance before founding and directing the department on Future Justice in Brussels from 2008-2012 where the focus lay on identifying “best policies” for sustainability and the representation of future generations in policy-making and jurisdiction.

Among the outcomes are a concept for crimes against future generations under the International Criminal Court, an international Future Policy Award and a UN-campaign on High Commissioner for Future Generations. Maja is a member of the Balaton Group around Dennis Meadows, a Trustee of the Foundation for Democracy and Sustainability in the UK and serves on the scientific advisory boards of the Development and Peace Foundation and terre des hommes Germany.

Adolf Kloke-Lesch

Adolf Kloke-Lesch

Executive Director SDSN Germany, Bonn

Adolf Kloke-Lesch has been an Associate Fellow and Senior Advisor with the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (D.I.E.) since August 2012. In November 2014 he became Executive Director of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network Germany (SDSN Germany) which is hosted by D.I.E. as the National SDSN Centre in Germany. In 2011/2012 he served as Managing Director at Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). Before he was Director General (Global Policies; Multilateral Development Policy; Africa, Middle East) at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ; 2007-2010). After joining BMZ in 1978 he held several senior positions in the ministry inter alia in the fields of research and technology, policy planning and strategy, budget, peace and security, and United Nations. Adolf Kloke-Lesch has served on several boards, inter alia the founding Board of EITI (2006 to 2007), DAC Reflection Group (2008/9; “Investing in Development: A Common Cause in a Changing World”), International Board of the Bonn Centre for Conversion (BICC) (since 2014), Leadership Council of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) (since 2015), Advisory Committee of the UNSSC Knowledge Centre for Sustainable Development (since 2016).He has written on the future role of global development cooperation, the peace-development nexus, and the role of the SDGs in global and European politics. In 2013 he co-authored the Africa Partnership Forum Evaluation Report commissioned by AU/NEPAD, ECA and OECD. Adolf Kloke-Lesch is a graduate of Berlin Technical University (Urban and Regional Planning) and attended a post-graduate course at the German Development Institute in Berlin and Malaysia.

Prof. Dr. Elke Krahmann

Prof. Dr. Elke Krahmann

Professor for Political Science at at Kiel University

Elke Krahmann is Professor for Political Science at the Institute for Social Sciences of the Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences at Kiel University. Before she was Professor for International Political Studies at the University Witten/Herdecke and Professor of Security Studies at Brunel University, London. Since 2013 she is working on her Economic and Social Research Council-funded project ‘Markets in the Making of Multilateral Military Interventions’ as guest researcher at the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt. Between 2003-2008 she lectured at Bristol University and between 2001-2003 she was Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University. Her main areas of research are foreign and security policy, non-state actors in international relations and the marketization of security.

Prof. Dr. Raimund Krämer

Prof. Dr. Raimund Krämer

Professor for International and Comparative Politics at the University of Potsdam

Managing Director of the foreign policy journal WeltTrends

Jens Martens

Jens Martens

Director of Global Policy Forum Europe (GPF), Bonn

Jens Martens has been director of Global Policy Forum Europe since its foundation in late 2004. Since 2009 he has been also member of the board of Global Policy Forum in New York. From 2003 to 2009 he was member (2006-2009 Co-Chair) of the Coordinating Committee of Social Watch, a global network of several hundred NGOs working on poverty eradication and social justice.

Prof. Dr. Henning Melber

Prof. Dr. Henning Melber

Senior Advisor and Director Emeritus of the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation, Uppsala

Henning Melber is Senior Advisor and former Executive Director of the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation in Uppsala (Sweden). Since 2013 he is also Extraordinary Professor at the Centre for Africa Studies at the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein and since May 2012 Extraordinary Professor at the Department of Political Sciences, University of Pretoria.

From 1992 to 2000 he was Director of the Namibian Economic Policy Research Unit (NEPRU) in Windhoek, then Research Director at the Nordic Afrca Institute in Uppsala (2000-2006). He is the Swedish member of the Executive Committee of the European Association of Development Training and Research Institutes (EADI).

Prof. Dr. Joanna Pfaff-Czarnecka

Prof. Dr. Joanna Pfaff-Czarnecka

Professor of Social Anthropology and Director at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF) at the University of Bielefeld

Professor Joanna Pfaff-Czarnecka has been Professor of Social Anthropology at the Faculty of Sociology at the University of Bielefeld since 2001. Her main research area is political and legal anthropology: ethnicity, integration- and minority research; democratization processes in sub-national contexts; anthropology of home and belonging; anthropological perspectives at human and minority rights. Professor Joanna Pfaff-Czarnecka is Scientific Member of the Senate of the German Research Foundation (DFG).

Cornelia Richter

Cornelia Richter

Member of the Management Board of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Eschborn

Cornelia Richter will be acting as Member of the Management Board of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) from 1 July 2012. Bevor she was Director of the General Sectoral Department of GIZ.

Prof. Dr. Siegmar Schmidt

Prof. Dr. Siegmar Schmidt

Professor for International Politics and Analysis and Comparative Political Systems at the University of Koblenz-Landau

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schneckener

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schneckener

Professor for International Relations & Peace and Conflict Studies, Osnabrück University

Since 2009 Ulrich Schneckener is professor of international relations & peace and conflict studies at the University of Osnabrueck, he is also director of the University’s Centre for Democracy and Peace Research. His research areas are international conflict resolution, issues of peace- and statebuilding as well as forms of non-state violence.

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Dieter Senghaas

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Dieter Senghaas

Senior Fellow at the Institute for Intercultural and International Studies, University of Bremen

Dieter Senghaas was Professor at the Institute for Intercultural and International Studies, University of Bremen till 2005.

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Current challenges for democracies

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