Prof. Dr Claus Leggewie

Founding Director

Vita

Since 10/2015

Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen

Centre for Media and Interactivity (ZMI)

Holder of the Ludwig Börne Professorship

Since 05/2007

Centre for Media and Interactivity (ZMI), Justus Liebig University Giessen

Deputy Managing Director

2012–2017

Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research

(Founding) Director

2008–2016

German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU)

Member

08/2007–07/2017

Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities / Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut Essen (KWI)

Director

2000–2001

Institute for Advanced Study of Berlin (Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin)

Fellow

1997–1998

Remarque Institute, New York University

Faculty Fellow

1995–2006

Institute for Human Sciences (Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen), Vienna

Faculty Fellow

1995–1997

New York University

First Holder of Max Weber Chair

1994

Université Paris-Nanterre

Visiting Professor

Since 1989

Justus Liebig University Giessen

Professor for Political Science (on leave)

1986–1989

University of Göttingen

Professor

Research Interests

  • Climate-Culture: Cultural Pre-Conditions of Modern Societies' Adjustment to the Effect of Climate Change
  • Inter-Culture: Preconditions and Consequences of Cultural and Religious Globalization
  • Culture of Remembrance: European Conflict in Collective Memory and Politics of History
  • Political and Academic Communication via Digital Media
  • Democratization of non-Western Societies

Expertise and Consulting Work

  • Member of German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU) (since December 2008)
  • Editor of the journal "Blätter für deutsche und internationale Politik", Berlin
  • Editor of the journal "Transit", Vienna

Membership

  • Advisory Board of “Zivile Krisenprävention” <Civil Crisis Prevention> of the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs (May 2005–September 2009)
  • UN Political Advisory Board of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (since 2007)
  • Executive Committee of the Development and Peace Foundation (SEF), Bonn (since 2006)
  • Selection Committee for Georg-Foster-Scholarship Programme of Alexander-von-Humboldt-Stiftung (October 2007–February 2010)
  • Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal 'Zeitschrift für Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik' (ZfAS) <Journal for Foreign and Security Policy> (since 2008)
  • Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal 'Die Friedens-Warte' <The Peace Control Room> (2009–2010)
  • Speaker's council of the Platform Civilian Conflict Management (April 2010–March 2012)
  • Foundation Board of Deutsche Stiftung Friedensforschung <German Foundation for Peace Research> (since October 2009; since March 2011 Acting Chairman of Board of Management)
  • Advisory Board of Competence Network Crossroads Asia, sponsored by Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) (since October 2010)

Awards

  • 2017 Order of Merit of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW)
  • 2016 Volkmar and Margret Sander-Prize of the Deutsches Haus, New York University (NYU)
  • 2008 Honorary doctor of the Faculty of Theology of the University of Rostock
  • 2007 University Award of the University of Duisburg-Essen

Current Projects

  • Project on the creation of the Virtual Institute (VI) 'Transformation – Energy Transition North Rhine-Westphalia', together with Prof. Manfred Fischedick (Wuppertal Institute) (10/2013–12/2017)
  • Academic Coordinating Project of the Virtual Institute (VI) 'Transformation – Energy Transition North Rhine-Westphalia', Management of the Virtual Institute together with Prof. Manfred Fischedick (Wuppertal Institute) (03/2015–12/2017)
  • Fortschrittskolleg NRW: Future Water, principal invesitgator together with Prof. Torsten Schmidt (University of Duisburg-Essen) (11/2014–09/2017)
  • EnerTransRuhr – Cultural Mapping of the Energy Turnaround in the Ruhr Region, principal investigator together with  Prof. Uwe Schneidewind, and Dr Peter Viebahn (Wuppertal Institute) (09/2013–08/2016)
  • Climate Initiative Essen - Action in a new Climate Culture, principal investigator together with Prof. Patrizia Nanz (IASS Potsdam) (06/2011–05/2016)
  • Framework to Implement the Energy Transition at the Local Authorities of the Ruhr Area, principal investigator together with Prof. Manfred Fischedick (Wuppertal Institute) (08/2013–03/2016)
  • Postgraduate Programme: Challenges of Democracy amidst Climate Change (Hans-Böckler-Foundation) (2011–2014)
  • KlimaWelten <Climate Worlds>, principal investigator together with Prof. Jörg Bergmann (BGHS Bielefeld University) (2010–2012)

Selected Publications

Leggewie, Claus / Patrizia Nanz (2016): Die Konsultative. Mehr Demokratie durch Bürgerbeteiligung <The Consultative. More Democracy through Citizen Participation> Wagenbach

Leggewie, Claus (2015): Politische Zeiten. Beobachtungen von der Seitenlinie <Political Times. Observations from the Sideline> C. Bertelsmann

Leggewie, Claus / Frank Adloff (eds.) (2014): Das konvivialistische Manifest. Für eine neue Kunst des Zusammenlebens <The Convivialist Manifesto. A new Art of Living Together> transcript Verlag Bielefeld

Leggewie, Claus (2012): Zukunft im Süden. Wie die Mittelmeerunion Europa wiederbeleben kann <Southern Future. How the Union for the Mediterranean can reanimate Europe>Edition Körber-Stiftung

Leggewie, Claus /  Darius Zifonun / Anne Lang / Marcel Siepmann / Johanna Hoppen (eds.) (2012): Schlüsselwerke der Kulturwissenschaften <Key works of cultural sciences> transcript Verlag Bielefeld

Leggewie, Claus (2012): Nach dem Verfassungsschutz. Plädoyer für eine neue Sicherheitsarchitektur der Berliner Republik <After the Protection of the Constitution. Plea for a new Security Architecture of the Berlin Republic> Verlag Archiv der Jugendkulturen Berlin

Leggewie, Claus / Christoph Bieber (eds.) (2012): Unter Piraten. Erkundungen in einer neuen politischen Arena. <Amongst Pirates. Exploration within a new Political Arena> transcript Verlag Bielefeld

Leggewie, Claus (2011): Mut statt Wut. Aufbruch in eine neue Demokratie <Courage instead of Rage, Breakthrough into New Democracy> Edition Körber-Stiftung

Leggewie, Claus / Anne Lang (2011): Der Kampf um die europäische Erinnerung. Ein Schlachtfeld wird besichtigt <The Fight for the European Memory. Inspecting a Battlefield> München: C.H. Beck

Leggewie, Claus / Harald Welzer (2009): Das Ende der Welt, wie wir sie kannten. Klima, Zukunft und die Chancen der Demokratie <The End of the World as We Knew it. Climate, Future and Chances for Democracy> Frankfurt am Main: S. Fischer Verlag

Beinhauer-Köhler, Bärbel / Claus Leggewie (2009): Moscheen in Deutschland. Religiöse Heimat und gesellschaftliche Herausforderung <Mosques in Germany. Religious Homeland and Social Challenges> München: C.H. Beck

Leggewie, Claus / Elke Mühlleitner (2007): Die akademische Hintertreppe. Kleines Lexikon wissenschaftlichen Kommunizierens <The Academic Backstairs. Small Lexicon of Academic Communication> Frankfurt am Main/New York: Campus

Leggewie, Claus (ed.) (2006):  Von der Politik zur Gesellschaftsberatung. Neue Wege öffentlicher Konsultation <From Policy to  Societal Consultation. New Ways of Public Consultation> Frankfurt am Main/New York: Campus

Leggewie, Claus / Erik Meyer (2005): „Ein Ort, an den man gerne geht". Das Holocaust-Mahnmal und die deutsche Geschichtspolitik nach 1989 <“A Place, Where We All Like to go. Holocaust Memorial and the German Politics of History after 1989”> München: Carl Hanser

Bieber,  Christoph / Claus Leggewie (2004): Interaktivität. Ein transdisziplinärer Schlüsselbegriff <Interactivity. A Transdisciplinary Keywords> Frankfurt am Main/New York: Campus

Seminars and Conferences

  • "Der Literarische Salon: Mircea Carterescu"<The Literary Salon: Mircea Carterescu>, 06.03.2013
  • "KWI on Tour – Hörsaal City: Geteilte Erinnerung. Zur kollektiven Identität des europäischen Demos“ <KWI on Tour - Hörsaal City: Shared Memories: About the Collective Identities of the European Demos>, lecture, 06.02.2013
  • "Schlüsselwerke der Kulturwissenschaften“ <Essential Works of Cultural Studies>, presentation and discussion, 29.01.2013
  • "Der Literarische Salon: Gerbrand Bakker"<The Literary Salon: Gerbrand Bakker>, 23.01.2013
  • "Lesart Spezial: Entfesselte Finanzmärkte – und wie man sie wieder einbettet“<Lesart Spezial: Unleashed Financial Markets – and how to embed them again>, moderator, 22.01.2013
  • "Lesart Spezial: Kulturland Deutschland. Eine Ermunterung"<Lesart Spezial: Cultivated Land Germany. An Encouragement>, moderator, 11.12.2012
  • "Das Ende der Freiheit? Eine Debatte über den Liberalismus in Zeiten der Finanz- und Klimakrise"<The End of Liberty? A Debate on Liberalism in Times of Financial and Climate Crisis>, conference, 10.12.2012
  • "Europa in neuer Verfassung" <Europe in a New Condition>, participant of panel discussion, 27.11.2012
  • "CineScience im Wissenschaftsjahr 2012: Apocalypse Tomorrow? Die ökologische Krise im Film"<CineScience in the Year of Science 2012: Apocalypse Tomorrow? The Ecological Crisis in Film>, moderator of panel discussion, 26.11.2012
  • "Transformation in eine nachhaltige Gesellschaft – Modell Metropole Ruhr“<Transformation to a Sustainable Society – Modell Metropole Ruhr>, 05.10.2012
  • "Kulturen der Transparenz"<Cultures of Transparency>, workshop, 02.10.2012
  • "Der Literarische Salon: Juri Andruchowytsch"<The Literary Salon: Juri Andruchowytsch>, 19.09.2012
  • "Lesart Spezial: Occupy everything - können soziale Protestbewegungen die Initiative zurückgewinnen?"<Lesart Spezial: Occupy Everything – Can Social Protest Movements Regain Their Initiative?>, 18.09.2012
  • "KWI on Tour: Zukunftskongress Logistik – 30. Dortmunder Gespräche: Bürgerbeteiligung – na klar! Aber wie? Partizipationsmodelle und ihre Umsetzung“<KWI on Tour: Conference on the Future of Logistics – 30. Dortmund Dialogues: Citizen Participation – for sure! But how? Models of Participation and Their Implementation>, 11.09.2012