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

Highlight

In the Media

Ein bis zwei Milliarden Menschen könnten in Elendsvierteln landen
Interview with Dirk Messner
Zeit online, 25 April 2016

Highlight

Der Umzug der Menschheit: die transformative Kraft der Städte: Zusammenfassung
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

Die Deutungshoheit über die Zukunft haben jetzt die klimaschutzorientierten Unternehmen
Factory-Magazin, 1 February 2016

Global crises, world views and crossroads
Katoikos.eu, 11 January 2016

Koalition der Ambitionierten ist ein Durchbruch
Dirk Messner im Gespräch mit Ute Welty
Deutschlandradio Kultur vom 12.12.2015

Große Ideen für große Probleme gesucht
Messner, Dirk (2015)
published on Zeit online 10. September 2015

Warum die Flüchtlingswelle nicht zu stoppen ist
Die Welt
28.07.2015

Video - Dirk Messner