Executive Committee

The Executive Committee's task is to represent the Foundation, draft the annual work programme and manage the Foundation's assets.

Renate Maria Hendricks

Renate Maria Hendricks

Chairperson of the Executive Committee of the Development and Peace Foundation (sef:), Bonn

Former Member of the Parliament of North Rhine-Westphalia

Dr. Gerd Harms

Dr. Gerd Harms

Deputy Chairperson of the Executive Committee of the Development and Peace Foundation (sef:)

Former State Secretary, Potsdam

Prof. Dr. Helmut Breitmeier

Prof. Dr. Helmut Breitmeier

Deputy Chairperson of the Executive Committee of the Development and Peace Foundation (sef:)

Professor for International Relations at the Institute of Political Science at Justus Liebig University in Giessen

Klaus Brückner

Klaus Brückner

Treasurer of the Development and Peace Foundation (sef:)

Klaus Brückner served as Director of the GIZ-Representation Berlin until December 2015. Prior to this assignment he worked for GTZ Pretoria/South Africa as a Programme Manager for the cooperation with Panafrican Institutions and as Senior Advisor to the Presidency of the South African Government. From 1992 to 1999 he directed the Division for International Development Cooperation and then was appointed as Head of the Prime Minister’s Office.

Prof. Dr. Tobias Debiel

Prof. Dr. Tobias Debiel

Director of the Institute for Development and Peace (INEF), Duisburg

Professor for International Relations and Development Politicy at the Institute of Political Science at the University of Duisburg-Essen

Tobias Debiel is Director of the Institute for Development and Peace (INEF) and holds the Chair in International Relations and Development Politicy at the Institute of Political Science at the University of Duisburg-Essen. He is Managing Director of the Käte Hamburger Collegium “Political Cultures of World Society”.

He is a co-editor of the Journal of International Peace and Organisation "Die Friedens-Warte" and, among several other functions, a member of the advisory board “United Nations” of the German Foreign Office

Prof. Dr. Doris Fuchs

Professor Doris Fuchs

Professor for International Relations and Sustainable Development, University of Muenster

Prof. Doris Fuchs, Ph.D., holds the Chair in International Relations and Sustainable Development and is Speaker of the Center for Interdisciplinary Sustainability Research at the University of Muenster. Her research focuses especially on sustainable consumption, the political power of economic and civil society actors as well as the discursive and politico-economic structures, questions of legitimacy, justice, and responsibility in global governance, and challenges in agrifood, climate and energy policy.

NEWS

Anchoring global governance in societies

UPCOMING EVENT

The opponents of global cooperation touch a nerve when they talk about global governance as an elitist project. The embedding of global governance at a societal level remains relatively weak. In our International sef: Expert Workshop 2018, we therefore aim to identify new strategies which could contribute to the progressive anchoring of global governance in society.

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The Global Refugee Crisis: Towards a just response

NEW ISSUE PUBLISHED

With their effort to keep refugees and migrants out of their territories, Western nations abdicate their historical and political responsibility, according to the analysis of the renowned Indian migration researcher B.S. Chimni in GLOBAL TRENDS. ANALYSIS 03|2018. Chimni therefore calls for a just response from the international community to the global refugee crisis. Such a response could only consist of a multidimensional strategy that had to be worked out in a genuine dialogue between all stakeholders.

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sef: Policy Lunch 2018

The EU in Global Food Governance

REPORT ONLINE

Enough food is produced worldwide to feed humanity, yet more than 815 million people in the world are undernourished. What is the global vision for food and nutrition governance? What initiatives and reforms are being implemented? What role can the EU play?

sef: and CIDSE – International Alliance of Catholic Development Agencies discussed these questions during a Policy Lunch in Brussels. Read the report now!

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Strengthening Local Peacebuilding. Establishing the Basis for Sustaining Peace

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On 30 May 2018, international experts discussed in Berlin in what way local peacebuilding can contribute to the prevention of conflicts and to a sustainable peace. Examples from Burundi, Ghana, the Philippines and South Africa were provided to demonstrate chances and challenges of local peacebuilding. Read our short summary now.

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