Prof. Dr. Dirk Messner

Department: Directors

Function: Director of the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)

Work areas:
  • Globalisation
  • Global Governance
  • Global Development
  • Climate Change
  • Low Carbon Development
  • Asian Drivers of Global Change

Responsibilities in education and training:

Teaching for the University of Duisburg-Essen – Social Sciences:


Teaching activities (inter alia) for:


Responsibilities in education and training

Teaching for the University of Duisburg-Essen – Social Sciences:

  • Global Governance and Development
  • Climate Change as a Driver of Global Change
  • Dynamiken und Transformationen in der Weltwirtschaft
  • Entwicklungstheorien auf Makro-, Meso- und Mikro-Ebene
  • Einführung in die Entwicklungstheorien
  • Von der unilateralen Weltordnung zum turbulenten Multilateralismus? Global Governance im Wandel
  • Entwicklungsländer in der Weltwirtschaft: Gewinner und Verlierer der Globalisierung
  • Zukunftsfragen der Entwicklungspolitik



Teaching activities (inter alia) for:

Research and teaching activities

Development economist and political scientist with research and teaching activities in different Latin American and Asian Countries. Areas of specialisation include:

  • globalisation and global governance,
  • global environmental change and development,
  • development policy,
  • low carbon strategies/ international competitiveness/ systemic competitiveness,
  • state and development/ governance theories/ network theories

Expertise work for

Consulting

Memberships

Vita

since 2003Director of the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
since 2013Co-Chair of the German Advisory Council on Global Change (German Advisory Council on Global Change WBGU) to the German Federal Government
since 2011Co-Director
Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research
since 2006Professor for Political Science
University of Duisburg-Essen
2003Professor for International Political Economy
Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich
Geschwister Scholl Institute for Political Science
2002-2004Free University of Berlin
Adjunct Professor for Political Science
Faculty of Economics and Social Science
2002Free University of Berlin
Habilitation
subject of the thesis:
"Desafíos de la globalización en América Latina"
1995-2003Academic Director of the
Institute of Development and Peace /
Institut für Entwicklung und Frieden (INEF)

of the University Duisburg-Essen; Duisburg
1995Free University of Berlin
Dissertation (summa cum laude)
(Dr. rer. pol.)
subject of the thesis:
"The Network Society: International Competitiveness as a Problem of Social Governance"
1989-1995German Development Institute
Researcher
Dept. "Industrialisation; newly indutrialising countries"
Regional focus: Latin America
1982-1988Free University of Berlin and Sogang University Seoul. Studies in Political Science and Economics

Refereed Publications

Non-refereed Publications

Opinion Pieces

Projects

Contact

E-mail Dirk.Messner@remove-this.die-gdi.de
Phone +49 (0)228 94927-111
Fax +49 (0)228 94927-130

@DirkMessner

Video

WBGU Co-Chair Dirk Messner on the new Sustainable Development Goals

In the media

Cover: Zeit Online

Europa kann die Lücke füllen
Gastbeitrag von Dirk Messner
Zeit Online, 16.10.2016

In the Media

Unsere Zukunft entscheidet sich in der Stadt
Messner, Dirk / Hans Joachim Schellnhuber
Zeit online, 17 October 2016

Highlight

Highlight

Cover: humanity on the move

Humanity on the move: unlocking the transformative power of cities
Kraas, Frauke / Claus Leggewie / Peter Lemke / Ellen Matthies / Dirk Messner / Nebojsa Nakicenovic / Hans Joachim Schellnhuber / Sabine Schlacke / Uwe Schneidewind (2016)
Unter Mitarbeit von Clara Brandi et al.
Berlin: Wissenschaftlicher Beirat der Bundesregierung Globale Umweltveränderungen WBGU

In the Media

Video - Dirk Messner