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Members of the Advisory Commission

Prof. Dr. Reinhard Rürup
Deputy chairman

historian; guest professorships at the universities of Berkeley, Jerusalem, Stanford and Oxford; 1985–2004, head/director of the Topography of Terror documentation center in Berlin; 1999–2005, head of the Max Planck research program “History of the Kaiser Wilhelm Society in the National Socialist Era” (with Wolfgang Schieder).

Dr. Hans-Otto Bräutigam

former head of the Permanent Representation of the Federal Republic of Germany in the GDR; UN ambassador in New York; Justice Minister in Brandenburg; 2001–2006, chairman and board member of the Foundation Remembrance, Responsibility and Future.

Marion Eckertz-Höfer

1988–1993, head of section, Schleswig-Holstein Ministry of Women’s Affairs; 1993–2014, Federal Administrative Court Berlin/Leipzig (2001 presiding judge, 2002–2007 vice-president, 2007–2014 president). From 2015, chair of the Public Law and Constitutional Law Commission of the Deutscher Juristinnenbund e.V. (German Women Lawyers Association).

Prof. Dr. Raphael Gross

historian; president of the Deutsches Historisches Museum; 2015–2017, director of the Simon Dubnow Institute for Jewish History and Culture and professor of Jewish history and culture at the University of Leipzig; 2006–2015, director of the Jewish Museum Frankfurt am Main; 2007–2015, director of the Fritz Bauer Institut and honorary professor at the Historisches Seminar of Goethe University Frankfurt am Main; 2001–2015, director of the Leo Baeck Institute London.

Prof. Dr. Hans-Jürgen Papier

2002–2010, president of the Federal Constitutional Court; 1991–1998, chairman of the Independent Commission for the Review of Assets of Parties and Mass Organisations of the GDR (UKPV); 1996–1998, deputy chairman of the ethics committee of the Bayerische Landesärztekammer.

Prof. Dr. Dietmar von der Pfordten

since 2002 professor of philosophy of law and social philosophy at the University of Göttingen and head of the Department of Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy; since 2001 member of the Thuringia Akademie gemeinnütziger Wissenschaften zu Erfurt; guest professorships at the universities of Groningen (2011) and Cagliari (2012).

Dr. Gary Smith

humanities scholar; 1997–2014, Founding Executive Director of the American Academy in Berlin (since 2015, Senior Fellow and Executive Director Emeritus); 1992–1998, founding director of the Einstein Forum foundation in Potsdam; guest professorship at the University of Chicago, 1994 and 2002.

Prof. Dr. Rita Süssmuth

professor at the universities of Bochum and Dortmund and director of the “Frau und Gesellschaft” research institute in Hanover; 1988–1998, president of the German Bundestag; 1985–1988, Federal Minister for Youth, Family and Health; 2001–2002, chair of the German government’s immigration commission; 2003–2005, chair of the Expert Council for Migration and Integration.Since 2010, president of the German Higher Education Consortium of the German-Turkish University in Istanbul (K-DTU).

Prof. Dr. Wolf Tegethoff

art historian; since 1991, director of the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte in Munich; guest professorships in Bonn, Haifa and Venice; since 2000, honorary professor at the University of Munich.

Prof. Dr. Ursula Wolf

philosopher; 1984–1987 and 1989–1998 professor of philosophy at the Freie Universität Berlin; 1987–1989 professor of philosophy at the University of Frankfurt; since 1998, chair of Philosophy II at the University of Mannheim.