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

Publications

Projects

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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

Review 2014 - A Fresh Look at German Foreign Policy

How can global sustainability succeed?

A contribution by Dirk Messner within the "Review 2014 - A Fresh Look at German Foreign Policy" special. 

The German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) participates in this open process of discussion about German foreign policy.

In the Media

Video - Dirk Messner

Highlight

Cover: E+Z

Wie die EU ihren internationalen Einfluss steigern kann

Dirk Messner in a Conversation with Hans Dembowski (E&Z)
February 2015

Video - Dirk Messner

Im Fokus

Deutschland als Gestaltungsmacht in der globalen Nachhaltigkeitspolitik: Chancen und Herausforderungen unter den Bedingungen „umfassender Globalisierung“

Messner, Dirk (2015)
in: Gunther Hellmann / Daniel Jacobi / Ursula Stark Urrestarazu (Hrsg.), "Früher, entschiedener und substanzieller"? Die neue Debatte über Deutschlands Außenpolitik (Zeitschrift für Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik 8 (1)), 379-394 DOI 10.1007/s12399-014-0463-3

Highlight

The Behavioural Dimensions of International Cooperation

Messner, Dirk / Alejandro Guarín / Daniel Haun (2013)
Duisburg: Käte Hamburger Kolleg/Centre for Global Cooperation Research (KHK/GCR21)