Messner, Dirk

Director of UNU-EHS

Profile
  • Dirk Messner
    INSTITUTE:
    UNU-EHS
    OFFICE:
    Executive Office
    NATIONALITY:
    Germany

    Education

    • 1988: Diplompolitologe (graduate political scientist) in Political Science and Economics, Free University of Berlin
    • 1987: Guest visit to Sogang University, Seoul (in the scope of the research project: Political Regulation in the "Great Crisis")
    • 1995: PhD, Otto-Suhr-Institut / FU Berlin
    • 2002: Habilitation procedure at the FU Berlin

    Appointments

    • 2013 to Present: Co-Chair, German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU)
    • 2011 to Present: Co-Director, Centre for Global Cooperation Research / Käte Hamburger Kolleg, University of Duisburg-Essen
    • 2003 to 2018: Director of the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
    • 2012 to 2018: Member of the Global Knowledge Council of the World Bank
    • 2007 to 2017: Member of the China Council on International Cooperation on Environment and Development
    • Member of the Scientific Advisory Council of Conservation International
    • 2009 to 2015: Member of the Scientific Advisory Council on Global Development and International Cooperation of the European Commission
    • Member of the Scientific Advisory Council of the Urbanization Center of the World Resources Institute, Washington, D.C.
    • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of Austrian Panel on Climate Change
    • Member of the Steering Committee of the Green Growth Strategy, Global Green Growth Institute, Seoul
    • Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
    • President of the International Advisory Council of the Research Programme Causes of and Solutions to Social Conflicts in Contexts of Fragility (Schweizer Nationalfonds zur Förderung der Wissenschaftlichen Forschung)
    • Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board of Instituto Iberoamericana, Berlin
    • Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Zentrum für Entwicklung und Umwelt/ ZEU, University of Giessen
    • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Center for Chinese-Mexican Studies, UNAM, Mexico City
    • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Center for Global Governance and the Rule of Law, China University
    • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of Stiftung Preussische Kulturbesitz
    • Member of the Advisory Group Peace and Conflict Research, German Foreign Office
    • Member of the Scientific Steering Group Fortschritt NRW, Landesregierung von NRW

    Biographical Statement