The Advisory Board supports the work of the FRFG:

The advisory board brings together renowned personalities from academia, politics, business and society who advise the foundation in its work.


Stephan Baldin, managing chairman of the Aachener Stiftung since 1995

Prof. Dr. Hans Christoph Binswanger, professor emeritus at the Institute for Economy and Ecology at the University St. Gallen

Prof. Dr. Dieter Birnbacher, professor emeritus of Philosophy at the University of Düsseldorf, member of the Central Ethics Commission of the German Medical Association

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Borchert, Judge at the Hessia Social Court in Darmstadt

Prof. Dr. Luc Bovens, professor of Philosophy  at the London School of Economics and Political Science

Prof. Dr. Louis Chauvel , professor of Social Science at the Institute d’Etudes Politiques de Paris, secretary general of the European Sociological Association and member of the executive committee at the International Sociological Association (ISA)

Prof. Dr. Claus Dierksmeier, director of the Weltethos-Institut, an organisation founded by Hans Küng, at the University of Tübingen, earlier:  Distinguished Professor for Globalization Ethics at Stonehill College in Easton (Boston), USA

Dr. Reinald Eichholz, member of the German Committee for UNICEF, of the Coordination Group of the National Coalition for the Implementation of the Children’s Rights Charter of the UN in Germany, member of the board of trustees of the Future Foundation for Education

Prof. Dr. Edeltraud Günther, professor of operational environmental economics at the Technical University of Dresden (Germany), guest professor at the University of Virginia

Prof. Dr. Karl Heinz Hausner, professor of Economics, especially political economy at the Hochschule des Bundes für öffentliche Verwaltung (institution of higher education for public administration)  in Mannheim

Dr. Uwe Jean Heuser, head of the marketing department of the weekly newspaper “Die Zeit”

Prof. Dr. Vittorio Hösle, professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame in the USA

Prof. Dr. Klaus Hurrelmann, Senior Professor of Public Health and Education at Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, leader of the Shell Youth Survey

Prof. Dr. Ann-Kristin Kölln, professor of Political Science at Aarhus University, Denmark

Bettina König, MdA, Member of the Berlin House of Representatives for the SPD, author of the book „Vom Praktikum zum Job“

Dr. Annette Lepenies, professor and psychotherapist, organiser of many intergenerational projects and scientific expositions including „Old and Young: the Adventure of Generations”, Creator of the Early Excellence-Centres in Germany

Dr. Gisela Meister-Scheufelen, lawyer, former chancellor of the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University, state-secretary for Economy and Technology in Berlin and head of department at the Financial Ministry of Baden-Württemberg

Prof. Dr. Mihajlo D. Mesarovic, professor of System Engineering and Mathematics at Case Western Reserve University, USA; pioneer of System Research, UNESCO Scientific Advisor on Global Change and member of the Club of Rome

Prof. Dr. Meinhard Miegel, founder of the “Denkwerk Zukunft” foundation for cultural renewal, former chairman of the Institute of Economy and Society

Prof. Dr. Hubertus Müller-Groeling, former Vice President at the Institute of Global Economy in Kiel

Prof. Dr. Julian Nida-Rümelin, professor of Political Theory and Philosophy at Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, former Minister of Culture and Member of the Government, former President of the German Association for Philosophy

Prof. Dr. Claus Offe, professor of Political Science at Hertie School of Governance in Berlin

Prof. Dr. Dr. Franz-Josef Radermacher
is Head of the Board and scientific director of the Research Institute for Application Oriented Knowledge Processing, FAW, Ulm, member of the Club of Rome

Prof. Dr. Bernd Raffelhüschen, professor of National Economy at the University Albert-Ludwig in Freiburg and at the University of Bergen, Norway

Dr. Wolfgang Reinicke, president of the Global Public Policy Institute, former researcher and advisor at the Brookings Institution in Washington D. C., the World Bank’ s strategy bureau and for ex-secretary general of the UN, Kofi Annan

Prof. Dr. Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, director of Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), former director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, Angela Merkel’s head advisor on Global Change, member of the Government’s Board of Trustees on Global Environmental Change (WGBU)

Prof. Dr. Uwe Schneidewind, president of the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Seiler, former director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Atmospheric Environmental Research and the Institute for Meteorology and Climate Research, member of the circle of experts for global environmental aspects (GUA) of the federal government department for Education and Research

Prof. Dr. Dr. Udo E. Simonis, professor emeritus of Political Science with focus on International Environmental Policy at the Research Centre in Berlin

Robert Unteregger, co-founder of the Swiss Foundation Zukunftsrat (Future Council)

Fritz Vahrenholt, honorary professor for chemistry at the University of Hamburg, former chairman of the board of the RWE subsidiary RWE Innogy, former chairman of German Shell and former Senator for Environmental Issues in Hamburg

Prof. Dr. Werner Weidenfeld, professor of Political Systems and European Agreement at the University of Munich, director of the Center for Applied Policy Research (CAP), permanent Visiting Professor at the Remnin University in Bejing, board member of the Foundation Bertelsmann (in Gütersloh)

Stephanie Weis-Gerhardt, founder of 4links consulting with focus on resilience, structural change and networking in the field of sustainability

Prof. Dr. Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker, president of the Club of Rome, former president at the Wuppertal Insitute for Climate, Environment and Energy, former head of the Ecology Committee of the government and the commission of Inquiry for Globalisation of the World Economy