Board of Directors
The Foundation for the Rights of Future Generations is headed by one of the youngest foundation board in Germany.
The honorary board represents the foundation, organizes projects, starts campaigns and draws up position papers. It manages the foundation’s funds and prepares the annual foundation report. The Board meets several times a year to discuss the foundation’s strategy and activities.
Anna Braam (Chairwoman and spokeswoman)
born 1988, pursuing her doctorate in the field of “Sustainability of Democratic Decision Making” at the University of Oldenburg. Prior to this, she completed her Master’s degree in “Professional Public Decision Making” at the University of Bremen, where she wrote her Master’s thesis on the scientific foundations of intergenerational justice using the example of the national biodiversity strategy. Braam studied political science at the universities of Duisburg-Essen and Turku, Finland. She founded the youth forum “Next Generation” in Bremen’s Übersee-Museum in 2016 and is involved in UN climate policy as a youth delegate. Braam is also a member of the Youth Alliance for Future Energy (www.klimadelegation.de) and the German government’s National Network for Sustainable Consumption.
Topics: Environmental and climate policy, youth participation, principles of intergenerational justice
born in 1986, he works at Wissenschaft im Dialog and supervises several digitisation projects. Prior, he worked as a research assistant in the office of an SPD member of the Bundestag, as project manager of the Politkfabrik’s Euro election campaign and, among others, for the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, the Federal Agency for Civic Education and Deutsche Welle. He is an honorary member of the network and media policy commission of the SPD party executive and spokesman of the Berlin SPD Network Policy Forum. He is also chairman of the Alexanderplatz SPD and a member of the Gesellschaft für Freiheitsrechte. He is the author of the book “Society in Digital Change”. He is actually from Luxembourg, but his home of choice is Berlin.
Topics: Citizens’ rights, internet, political parties and young people
born in 1986, Michael Rose is a political scientist and author of the book “Future Generations in Today’s Democracy”. He is scientific coordinator of the Center for Transformation Research and Sustainability (TransZent) at the University of Wuppertal. As a research assistant, he analyses the local transformation of wealth and the role of science in the “Great Transformation” towards sustainability. After studying political science in Bamberg, he did theoretical and empirical research in Düsseldorf on the political representation of future generations as a doctoral fellow at the Research Training Group “Linkage in Democracy”.
Topics: Sustainability policy, institutions for future generations, democracy
Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees supports the Board’s work.
Prof. Dr. Rolf Kreibich
has been director and managing director of the Institute for Future Studies and Technology Assessment (www.izt.de), Berlin since 1981, member of the Energy Advisory Board of the Berlin Senate since 1988, scientific director of the International Building Exhibition Emscher Park of North Rhine-Westphalia since 1989, director of the Secretariat for Future Research in Gelsenkirchen since 1990 and chairman of the Committee for Immission Control of the State of Brandenburg since 1993. He wrote circa 400 publications on education, science and technology policy as well as on environmental, economic, labour and innovation policy and future research. His book publications include Ecological Production (1990), Futurology and Politics (1991), Sustainable Development — A Model for the Future of Economy and Society (1996) and Competitive Advantages through Ecological Services (1999).
Prof. Dr. Dr. Dr. h.c. Ortwin Renn
has been scientific director of the Institute for Transformative Sustainability Research (IASS) in Potsdam since 2016. In 2012 he founded the Centre for Interdisciplinary Risk and Innovation Research at the University of Stuttgart (ZIRIUS), which he headed until 2017. He was also Full Professor of Environmental and Technical Sociology at the University of Stuttgart. In addition to his involvement at the University of Stuttgart, Renn was co-founder of the DIALOGIK research institute. He was and is a member of numerous important committees, including the Chairman of the Sustainability Advisory Board of the State of Baden-Württemberg from 2006 to 2012. Prof. Renn is (co-)author of numerous publications in the field of technology and risk sociology.
Maria Lenk (office manager)
born in 1990, she coordinates FRFG’s work in the headquarter in Stuttgart as office manager.
She has a Master’s degree in Peace and Conflict Research and a research focuson transitional justice and the implementation of sustainable social concepts. Through her work in the U.S. Embassy and various NGOs, she has experience in public relations and project management. She is a member of the climate delegation of the Youth Alliance for Future Energy.
Franziska Scholl (intern)
Born in 1997, is the current intern of the Foundation for the Rights of Future Generations. She is doing her bachelor´s degree in political science at the University of Mannheim. Franziska is part of the student group Infinity. Infinity promotes sustainability on campus and tries to raise awareness for the topic among other students. It lays a special focus on the ecological component of sustainability.