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 Dr. Maja Göpel has a degree in Media Management and has studied at the University of Siegen, Sevilla, Fribourg, Hamburg, York (Toronto) and Kassel. She earned her doctorate in Global Political Economy. After that, she taught International Relations at Hamburg from 2002 until 2004, and until 2006, she worked for several NGOs with a focus on economics and social justice. Since 2006, Dr. Göpel is a member of the World Future Council (WFC). After working on the climate/energy campaign, she became Director of the newly developed “Future Justice” program. Her main focus is on the interdisciplinary link between different sectors of society and to illustrate how world views and economy interact.

radermacherProf. Dr. Dr. Franz Josef Radermacher, born 1950 in Aachen, is Professor of databases and artificial intelligence at the University of Ulm and holds an honorary post as leader of the research institute for practically applied knowledge processing.

After gaining a doctorate at the RWTH Aachen in mathematics in 1974, he completed another doctorate in the field of economic science at the University of Karlsruhe. After successfully gaining a postdoctoral lecture qualification in mathematics at the RWTH Aachen in 1982, Radermacher served as Professor for applied informatics at the University of Passau, before taking over leadership of the FAW in Ulm. From 1988 until 1992, he was President of the Society for Mathematics, Economics and Operations Research (GMÖOR). He has also been a member of several working groups and organisations, including the “National Research Advisory Organisation” (1990-1993), the “Commission for the Future Economy 2000” (1992-1993), the “Advisory Committee for Innovation” (1994-1996), the Committee of Enquiry for the “Development Opportunities and Effects of New Information and Communications Technologies of Baden-Württemberg” (1995-1996), the Scientific Advisory Board for EXPO GmbH for the subject area “Planet of Visions” and “The 21st Century” as well as “Information Society Forum” for the European Commission (1995-2001). Prof. Radermacher is an often questioned expert on questions pertaining to the structure of globalisation, innovation, technological development, ecological mobility, sustainable development and overpopulation. In this role, he works today as member of the scientific advisory board at the National Ministry for Transport, Construction and Housing (BMVBW), vice-president of the Eco-social Forum of Europe, member of the sustainability conference in Hessen, member of the German national committee for the world decade "Education for Sustainable Development" 2005-2014, president of the senate for the economy association and member of the Club of Rome.

uteProf. Dr. Ute Mager, born 1962 in Kiel, studied Law at the University of Kiel, Lausanna and the FU Berlin. She completed her state law examination in 1991 and  gained her doctorate in 1994. For her dissertation on “The Significant Point in Time for the Judgement of Illegality of Administrative Decisions”, she was awarded the Joachim-Tiburtius-Preis on the 12.10.1995. Subsequent to the successful completion of a postdoctoral lecture qualification at the FU Berlin in 2002, she took a position as Acting Professor at the University of Mainz. In 2003/04 followed two further professorships at the University of Bielefeld and Heidelberg. In 2004 she became a Professor for Public Law at the Heidelberg. In 2006 she became Dean of the law faculty and in 2010 Senior Dean. Since 2007 she has been working as Director of the Center for Lawyer-oriented Legal Education. Her research mainly focuses on European constitutional and administrative law as well as environmental and planning law. In addition, she is Director of the Research Center for Sustainability Law as well as Magistrate in the lower office of the Higher Administrative Court in Baden-Württemberg.


schreursProf. Dr. Miranda Schreurs is Director of the Environmental Policy Research Institute at the Freie Universität Berlin (Photo: FU Berlin).

Professor Dr. Miranda Schreurs was born in the United States, lived in Japan and the Netherlands for several years and speaks four languages. After completing her BA and MA at the University of Washington, she gained her doctorate in comparative politics at the University of Michigan. Subsequently she worked as guest researcher and guest professor at Harvard University, Utrecht University, Keio University, Chuo University and Rikkyo University. During this time she won Research Fellowships from the SSRC-MacArthur Foundation, Fulbright Foundation and the National Science Foundation/Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. Until October 2007 she worked as a professor at the Department of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland.

Since 2008 she has been a member of the Sachverständigenrat für Umweltfragen (SRU) of the Bundesumweltministerium. In 2011 she take over the chair of the Netzwerk der Europäischen Umwelt- und Nachhaltigkeitsräte (EEAC). In 2011 she was a member of the Ethikkommission „Sichere Energieversorgung“, set up by German President Angela Merkel.

Miranda Schreurs specializes in two topics: science and politics. She discovered her passion for both subjects at a very early age. On her travels through Indonesia, Korea and China, she was horrified by the environmental damage she saw and decided to commit to environmental preservation. At university, she developed her current focus, i.e. the interplay of national and global environmental policy.