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Board of Trustees


The directorate is responsible for ensuring that all business is conducted in compliance with the Articles of Association and advises the Institute's director in academic and organisational matters.

Prof. Dr. Andreas Mehler
Prof. Dr. Claudia Derichs
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Karl-Ludwig Eith
Prof. Dr. Anika Oettler


The board of trustees is the institutional basis of the ABI. The trustees – all of them university professors in Germany or abroad – are students of Bergstraesser School of political science or are otherwise associated with the Institute. The trustees functions include critical support for the Institute's work, internal auditing of the Institute's accomplishments and providing input in the planning of the Institute's research programme. A research committee provides support and guidance for ongoing research activities.

The trustees include:

Prof. Dr. Hermann Avenarius, Frankfurt
Prof. Dr. Manuela Boatca, Freiburg
Prof. Dr. Astrid Carrapatoso, Freiburg
Prof. Dr. Claudia Derichs, Berlin
Prof. Dr. Jörn Dosch, Rostock
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Eith, Freiburg
Prof. Dr. Ulf Engel, Leipzig
Prof. Dr. Michael Fremerey, Kassel
PD Dr. Carsten Giersch, Berlin
Prof. Dr. Theodor Hanf, Freiburg (Ehrenmitglied)
Prof. Dr. Christof Hartmann, Duisburg-Essen
Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Wolfgang Jäger, Freiburg
Dr. Wiebke Keim, Straßburg
Prof. Dr. Marianne Kneuer, Hildesheim
Prof. Dr. Gottfried-Karl Kindermann, München
Prof. Dr. Krisztina Kis-Katos, Göttingen
Prof. Dr. Reinhart Kößler, Berlin
Jun.-Prof. Dr. Rosa Lehmann, Heidelberg
Prof. Dr. Christian von Lübke, Konstanz
Prof. Dr. Elisio Macamo, Basel
Prof. Dr. Christoph Marx, Duisburg-Essen
Prof. Dr. Gerd Mielke, Mainz
Prof. Dr. Antje Missbach, Bielefeld
Prof. Dr. Hans-Otto Mühleisen, Augsburg
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Dieter Oberndörfer, Rostock (Ehrenvorsitzender)
Prof. Dr. Anika Oettler, Marburg
Prof. Dr. Nicola Piper, London
Prof. Dr. Jakob Rösel, Rostock
Prof. Dr. Beate Rosenzweig, Wiesneck
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Rüland, Freiburg
Prof. Dr. Siegmar Schmidt, Koblenz-Landau
Prof. Dr. Karl Schmitt, Jena
Prof. Dr. Kirsten Schulze, London
Prof. Dr. Uwe Skoda, Aarhus
Prof. Dr. Alexander Stroh, Bayreuth
PD Dr. Christian Wagner, Berlin
Prof. Dr. Heribert Weiland, Freiburg
Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Werz, Rostock
Prof. Dr. Jürgen H. Wolff, Bochum