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Claus Leggewie

Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities, Essen, Germany

Director and chairman of the board at the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities, Essen, since 2007. In 2008, he joined the German Advisory Council on Global Change, where he is director of the project Climate and Culture. In 2012, he became co-director of the Käte Hamburger Collegium “Political Cultures of World Society” at University of Duisburg, Essen.

Professor Leggewie is founding director of the Center for Media and Interactivity of Justus-Liebig University, Giessen. Since 2007, he has been deputy-managing director of the same university, where he is also a member of the board of the post-graduate programme “Transnational Media Events” funded by the German Research Foundation, and of the Graduate Center for the Study of Culture.

In 1989, he became Professor of Political Science at Justus-Liebig University. From 1986 to 1989, he held a chair at Georg-August University in Göttingen. He received an honorary doctorate from the University of Rostock in 2008.

Between 1995 and 1997, Professor Leggewie held the Max Weber Chair at New York University. He has been a faculty fellow at the Remarque Institute of New York University and fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin. He has also been a visiting professor at both Université Paris-Nanterre and Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen in Vienna.

Professor Leggewie has recently published Zukunft im Süden. Wie die Mittelmeerunion Europa wiedebeleben kann. Hamburg: Körber-Stiftung 2012.

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