Co-Director

Prof. Dr Dirk Messner

Other Colleagues

Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research
Schifferstraße 44
47059 Duisburg
Germany

Tel:  +49 (0)203 379-5230  /  +49 (0)228 94927-110 (GDI)
Fax: +49 (0)203 379-5276  /  +49 (0)228 94927-130 (GDI)
E-mail: messner@spam protectgcr21.uni-due.de or Dirk.Messner@spam protectdie-gdi.de

Research Interest

  • Globalisation
  • Global Governance
  • Global Development
  • Climate Change
  • Low Carbon Development
  • Asian Drivers of Global Change

Current Projects

  • 'Die große Transformation zur Nachhaltigkeit – Der globale Megatrend Urbanisierung' <The big transformation of sustainability - the global mega trend urbanisation>, together with German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU) (2013–2016)
  • 'Zur politischen Ökonomie klimaverträglicher, kohlenstoffarmer Entwicklungspfade' <On the political economy of climate-compatible, low-carbon development paths>, together with Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) (2014–2015)
  • 'Behavioural Dimension of International Cooperation', together with Silke Weinlich (2013–2015)
  • 'Internationale Kooperation im Anthropozän' <International Cooperation in the Anthropocene> (2013–2015)

Vita

Since 2013 German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU)
Co-Chair
2009-2013 German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU)
Vice Chair
Since 2006 University of Duisburg-Essen
Professor for Political Science
Since 2003 German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), Bonn
Director
2003 Geschwister Scholl Institute for Political Science, LMU Munich
Professor for International Political Economy
2002-2004 Freie Universität Berlin
Faculty of Economics and Social Science
Adjunct Professor for Political Science
2002 Freie Universität Berlin
Habilitation
Subject of the thesis: "Desafíos de la globalización en América Latina"
1995-2003 Institute of Development and Peace / Institut für Entwicklung und Frieden (INEF), University of Duisburg-Essen
Academic Director
1995 Freie Universität Berlin
Dissertation (summa cum laude) (Dr. rer. pol.)
Subject of the thesis: "The Network Society: International Competitiveness as a Problem of Social Governance"
1985-1995 German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), Bonn
Dept. IV: Industrialisation; newly industrialising countries (regional focus: Latin America)
Researcher
1982-1984 Freie Universität Berlin and Sogang University Seoul
Studies in Political Science and Economics

Selected Publications

Messner, Dirk et al. (2016): Humanity on the Move: Unlocking the Transformative Power of Cities,
Berlin: German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU).

Fues, Thomas / Messner, Dirk (2016): 'The G20: Balancing National Interests with the Global Common Good', China Quarterly of International Strategic Studies 2 (3): 293–309.

Messner, Dirk / Weinlich, Silke (eds.) (2016): Global Cooperation and the Human Factor in International Relations, Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Messner, Dirk (2015): 'Deutschland als Gestaltungsmacht in der globalen Nachhaltigkeitspolitik - Chancen und Herausforderungen unter den Bedingungen umfassender Globalisierung', in: Gunther Hellmann, Daniel Jacobi & Ursula Stark Urrestarazu (Hrsg.): "Früher, entschiedener und substanzieller"? Die neue Debatte über Deutschlands Außenpolitik (Zeitschrift für Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik, 8(Suppl.1)), 379–94.

Messner, Dirk et al. (2015): 'Die Herausforderungen des Klimawandels bewältigen: Ein kurzfristig umsetzbares Aktionsprogramm zum Übergang in eine klimaverträgliche Weltwirtschaft', Zeitschrift für Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik, 8 (1).

Messner, Dirk / Leggewie, Claus (2014): 'Standpunkt: Deutungshoheit für den Klimaschutz', in: Vereinte Nationen: Zeitschrift für die Vereinten Nationen und ihre Sonderorganisationen 62 (5): 207.

Messner, Dirk et al. (2014): 'The Great Transformation: Climate — Can We Beat the Heat?', in: Alexandra Hamann / Claudia Zea-Schmidt (eds.), Berlin: Wissenschaftlicher Beirat der Bundesregierung Globale Umweltveränderungen (WBGU).

Messner, Dirk et al. (2014): Tackling the challenge of climate change: a near-term actionable mitigation agenda, Comissioned by the Republic of Nauru, chair of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS).

Messner, Dirk et al. (2014): Klimaschutz als Weltbürgerbewegung, Berlin: Wissenschaftlicher Beirat der Bundesregierung Globale Umweltveränderungen (WBGU), Sondergutachten.

Messner, Dirk (2014): The role of science and technology in the dynamics of global change and the significance of international knowledge cooperation in the post-western world: an interview with Dirk Messner in: Maximilian Mayer / Mariana Carpes / Ruth Knoblich (eds.), The global politics of science and technology, Vol. 1, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer, 267–73

Messner, Dirk et al.(2014): Human progress within planetary guardrails: a contribution to the SDG debate, Berlin: Wissenschaftlicher Beirat der Bundesregierung Globale Umweltveränderungen (WBGU) (Politikpapier 8).

Messner, Dirk (2014): 'Wie kann globale Nachhaltigkeit gelingen? Eine Strategie für globale Entwicklung', published on Review 2014: Außenpolitik weiter denken.

Messner, Dirk et al. (2014): Reshaping global Development: will Europe lead? An argument and a call for action, Report of the Independent Vision Group

Messner, Dirk / Debiel, Tobias / Leggewie, Claus (2014): 'Homo Cooperativus: "Fusion" als Strategie zur Erforschung globaler Problemlösungen', in: Unikate / Universität Duisburg-Essen, 45/2014, 134–45

Teaching Responsibilities

  • University of Duisburg-Essen – Social Sciences
  • LMU Munich
  • Freie Universität Berlin
  • Universidad Nacional der Mexico
  • Universidad del Pacifico, Escuela de Postgrado, Lima
  • Comisíon Económica para América Latina (CEPAL), Santiago de Chile
  • Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO), Mexico
  • Universidad Nacional de Trujillo, Peru
  • Universidad Autónoma de Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Expertise and Consulting Work

  • German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
  • Comisíon Económica para América Latina (CEPAL)
  • German Research Foundation / Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
  • German Academic Exchange Service / Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD)
  • Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich / Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETH Zürich)
  • Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
  • Hans Böckler Foundation
  • Heinrich Böll Foundation
  • Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
  • Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)
  • Volkswagen Foundation
  • German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
  • German Development Agencies (GIZ, kfw, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung etc.)
  • German Foreign Ministry (AA)
  • European Union
  • Comisíon Económica para América Latina (CEPAL) (Chile, Argentina, Méxco)
  • Inter-American Development Bank
  • United nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Vienna
  • World Bank
  • Ministry of Industry, Peru
  • Ministério de Economia de Chile
  • Institute of Development Studies, Sussex
  • Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO), Buenos Aires
  • Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO), Mexico
  • Korea Development Institute
  • Universidad Autónoma de México

Membership

  • Vice Chair of the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU) (since 2009)
  • Scientific Advisory Board on EU Development Policy (EU Commission; Commissioner Andris Piebalgs)
  • World Bank's ‘Knowledge Advisory Commission’
  • China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development
  • Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
  • International Academic Advisory Council of Conservation International, Washington
  • Chair of the International Advisory Council of the Research Programme "Causes of and solutions to social conflicts in contexts of weak public institutions or state fragility" (Swiss National Science Foundation, SNSF)
  • Scientific Advisory Council of the German Foundation for Peace Research
  • German Commission for UNESCO
  • Steering Commitee "Green Growth Strategies - Initiative" (Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), Seoul)
  • Chair of the Scientific Advisory Council of the Center for International Development and Environmental Research (ZEU), University of Giessen
  • International Review Panel of the "Development Progress Research Programme" (Overseas Development Institute / Gates Foundation)
  • Scientific Advisory Board of the Ibero-American Institute (IAI) Berlin, Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation
  • Global Agenda Councils, World Economic Forum
  • Executive Board of the Institute for Development and Peace, University of Duisburg-Essen
  • International Academic Council of the Bundeskanzler-Willy-Brandt-Foundation
  • Scientific Advisory Board of the Ökosoziales Forum Deutschland
  • Scientific Advisory Board of the Research Programme "Sustainable Mega-Cities" (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, University of Hyderabad, Potsdam Institute of Climate Impact Research, German Federal Ministry of Education and Research)
  • Advisory Board of the Center for Chinese-Mexican Studies, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
  • Scientific Advisory Council of Misereor
  • Editorial Board of the International Journal of Technological Learning, Innovation and Development
  • Scientific Advisory Council of "Friedens-Warte – Journal of International Peace and Organization"
  • Editorial Advisory Board of "Public Administration and Development"
  • Editorial Board of Journal of Advances in Climate Change Research
  • International Advisory Group "Solar Energy for Science", Helmholtz Gemeinschaft (DESY)
  • Scientific Advisory Board of the Research Programme "Climate Justice" (Potsdam Institut for Climate Impact Research, LMU München, Stiftung der Allianz Versicherung)

Jennifer Apé, B.A.

Susanne Brunnbauer, B.A.

Marie Abla Dikpor, B.A.

Saina Klein, B.A.

Patricia Rinck, M.A.

Matthias Schuler, M.A.

Dr Katja Freistein

Dr Frank Gadinger

Prof. Dr Volker M. Heins

Philipp Michaelis, M.A.

Tobias Niclas Schäfer, M.A.

Dr Nina Schneider

Eva Marie Trösser, M.A.

Sabrina Pischer, M.A.

Dr Christine Unrau

Daniela Weißkopf, B.A.

Carla Gierich, M.A.

Freya Köhler, M.A.

Rakchanok Chatjuthamard, M.A.

Julia Fleck, B.A.

Juliana Fischer, B.A.

Martin Wolf, M.A.

Prof. Dr Tobias Debiel

Prof. Dr Claus Leggewie

Prof. Dr Dirk Messner

Prof. Dr. Jan Aart Scholte

Prof. Dr Sigrid Quack

Dipl.-Soz. Wiss. Uwe Amerkamp

Senyurt Isbecer

Dr Markus Böckenförde, LL.M.

Andrea Bosserhoff

Dr Rainer Baumann

Hannah Bollig

Dr Rainer Baumann

Tina Berntsen, M.A.

Magdalena Albers, B.A.

Luis Aue, MSc, MSc

Kristine Avram, M.A.

Wren Chadwick, B.A. J.D.

Till Christofzik, B.A.

Patrick Clasen, B.A.

Lena Delfs

Daniela Dietmayr, B.A.

Nina Fink, B.A.

Niklas Graf, B.A.

Ingo Haltermann, M.A.

Florian Heimes

Fentje Jacobsen, M.A.

Nele Kortendiek, M.Sc.

Jonas Krischke

Nadja Krupke, M.A.

Annegret Kunde, M.A., M.P.S.

Max Lesch, M.A.

Tim Linka, B.A.

Anika Mahla, B.A.

Dennis Michels, M.A.

Denis Neumann, M.A.

Stefanie Ostheimer, M.A.

Pol Bargués Pedreny, M.A.

Franziska Perlick, B.A.

PD Dr. Alexandra Przyrembel

Jana Rademacher, M.A.

Jan Schablitzki, B.A.

Moritz Schönleber, B.A.

Jan Schuster, M.A.

Marcel Siepmann, M.A.

Elena Simon, M.A.

Christian Skorupa, B.A.

Jörn Skowronek

Christopher Smith, M.A.

Jutta Teuwsen, M.A.

Stephen Virchow, B.A.

Shahira Wassef

Dr. Silke Weinlich

Gisela Wohlfahrt, M.A.

Dr. Andrea Licata