Prof. Dr Claus Leggewie

Founding Director

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

Phone: +49 (0)201 7204-153
Fax: +49 (0)203 379-5276
E-Mail: leggewie@gcr21.uni-due.de

Vita

Since 10/2015

Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen

Centre for Media and Interactivity (ZMI)

Chair 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

Professur of Politcial Science (on leave)

1986-1989

University of Göttingen

Professur

Research Interests

  • Climate-Culture: Cultural Pre-Conditions of Modern Societies's Adjustment to the Effect of Climate Change
  • Inter-Culture: Preconditions and Consequences of Cultural and Religious Globalisation
  • Culture of Remembrance: European Conflict in Collective Memory and Politics of History
  • Political and Academic Communication via Digital Media
  • Democratisation 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 Zeitschrift für Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik (ZfAS) <Journal for Foreign and Security Policy> (since 2008)
  • Editorial Advisory Board of the Zeitschrift “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 oft he 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 invesitgator 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 admist 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 marktes – 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 Sciennce 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