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Foundation Council

The Foundation Council is composed of twelve members who are appointed by the founder - represented by the minister for education and research - for a period of four years. Statuory it consists of five scientists, four representatives of the federal government and three members of the parliament. Chair of the Foundation Council is Stefan Müller, Parliamentary State Secretary at the ministry for education and research.

The Foundation Council has the task to determine the general framework and the measures to fulfil the foundation goals. Additionally it surveilles the Executive Board.



The Current Foundation Council


Chairman of the Foundation Council:


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Stefan Müller  
member of the German Parliament
Parliamentary State Secretary at the ministry for education and research


Deputy chairwoman of the Foundation Council:


Prof. Dr. Cilja Harders
Freie Universität Berlin
Otto-Suhr-Institute for Political Science





Further members:



Prof. Dr. Gerhard Beestermöller
Centre Jean XXIII - Grand Séminaire, Institut de pédagogie religieuse, Luxemburg


Dr. Ralf Brauksiepe
member of the German Parliament
Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Defence

Prof. Dr. Tobias Debiel
director of the Institute for Development and Peace, University Duisburg-Essen
professorship for International Relations and development policy at the institute for political science, University Duisburg-Essen

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Dr. Daniela De Ridder
member of the German Parliament

Dr. Karl A. Lamers
member of the German Parliament
Deputy Chair of the defence committee
chairman of the political committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of NATO
Vice President of the Atlantic Treaty Association (ATA)


Michael Roth
member of the German Parliament
Minister of State at the Federal Foreign Office

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Thomas Silberhorn
member of the German Parliament
Parliamentary State Secretary at the ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development


Dr. Volker Ullrich
member of the German Parliament

Prof. Dr. Dr. Sabine Freifrau von Schorlemer
chair for International Law, Law of the EU and International Relations
UNESCO-chair for International Relations at the TU Dresden



New research report

project publications


Peacebuilding in Crisis
Rethinking Paradigms and Practices of Transnational Cooperation
Edited by Tobias Debiel, Thomas Held, Ulrich Schneckener
Routledge 2016




 Handbook on Sustainability Transition and Sustainable Peace
Herausgeber: Brauch, H.G., Oswald Spring, Ú., Grin, J., Scheffran, J. (Eds.) 
Springer 2016



Fabian Klose: The Emergence of Humanitarian Intervention. Ideas and Practice from the Ninettenth Centrury to the Present
Cambridge University Press 2016



Policy briefs zum von der DSF geförderten Projekt "NPT PrepCom Side-Event des Akademischen Friedensorchesters Nahost am 06. Mai 2014 in New York"

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Two publications are based on the International Symposium „Religions and World Peace“: