Prof Dirk Messner

Political Scientist


United Nations University, Institute for Environment and Human Security

UN Campus

Platz der Vereinten Nationen 1

D-53113 Bonn, Germany

Tel.: +49 228 815 0201



Scientific staff:

Marian Feist

Director of the United Nations University - Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) (since 2018); Director of the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), Bonn (2004-2018); Co-Director of the Center for Advanced Studies on Global Cooperation Research, University of Duisburg-Essen (since 2012); Teaches political science at the University of Duisburg-Essen; Professor for International Political Economy at the University of Munich (2003); Academic Director of the Institute of Development and Peace, Duisburg (1996-2003); Numerous research activities in Latin America and Asia. Memberships: China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development; Co-Chair SDSN Germany (since 2013); Co-Chair T20 (since 2015); German Commission for UNESCO. (WBGU Member since 2004, Chair since 2009).