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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.