Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Claus Leggewie


Political Scientist


Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities (KWI)

Phone: +49 201 7204 153
Fax: +49 201 7204 163


Scientific Staff:

Jan-Hendrik Kamlage

Director of the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities, Essen (KWI, Institute for Advanced Study of the University Alliance Metropolis Ruhr) (since 2007) and Professor for Political Science at Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen (since 1989), Founding Director of the Center for Media and Interactivity (ZMI), Gießen. Co-Director of the Center for Advanced Studies on Global Cooperation Research, University of Duisburg-Essen. Co-Director of the Käte Hamburger Collegium "Political Cultures of World Society" at University of Duisburg-Essen (since 2012). Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study, Berlin (2000-2001) and Körber-Fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences, Wien (2006). Visiting professor at Université Paris-Nanterre (1994) and first incumbent of the Max Weber Chair at New York University (1995-1997). Honorary doctor of the Faculty of Theology of Universität Rostock (2008). Editor of „Blätter für deutsche und internationale Politik“, Berlin and of „Transit“, Wien. Research focus „Climate and Culture“: Cultural premises of the adaptation of modern societies to the consequences of climate change. WBGU Member since 2008.