Prof. Dr. Bruce Edward Auerbach is professor of Political science at Albright College in Reading, Pennsylvania (USA). He was born in New York City and attended Reed College in Portland, Oregon, before receiving his BA and MA degrees in political science from Drew University and his PhD in political science from the University of Minnesota. Auerbach is the author of many articles and papers in political philosophy and constitutional law. One of his most important publications is Unto the Thousandth Generation: Conceptualizing Intergenerational Justice (1995). His current research focuses on the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, and the erosion of constitutional and human rights in the war on terror.
Prof. Dr. Juliana Bidadanure is an assistant professor in the Philosophy Department of Stanford University, with an affiliation to the McCoy Center for Ethics in Society. Her interests lie at the intersection of Philosophy and Public Policy. She writes on social justice in general, and in particular, on social egalitarianism, intergenerational justice, inequalities between age groups, and what it means to treat young people as equals. Before moving to Stanford, she completed her PhD in Political Philosophy within the School of Politics, Economics and Philosophy at the University of York (UK), and was then a 2014-2015 Max Weber Postdoctoral Fellow at the European University Institute. She won the 2012/2013 Demography prize of the Foundation for the Rights of Future Generations for a paper on youth quotas.
Prof. Dr. Dieter Birnbacher was born in Dortmund in 1946. He completed studies of philosophy, of English philology and linguistics in Düsseldorf, Cambridge and Hamburg. He obtained his BA in Cambridge in 1969 and his PhD in Hamburg in 1973, and became a professor in Essen in 1988. From 1993 to 1996 he held the professorship of Philosophy at the University of Dortmund and later at the University of Düsseldorf. He is vice president of the Schopenhauer Society, Frankfurt/Main as well as member of the editorial board of the journal Ethik in der Medizin. and member of the ethics commission of the medical faculty at the Heinrich-Heine University in Düsseldorf. His main fields of interest include ethics, practical ethics and anthropology.
Prof. Dr. Ingolfur Blühdorn is professor of Social Sustainability at the Vienna University of Economics and Business and director of the Institute for Social Change and Sustainability in Vienna. His research connects aspects of social and political theory, political sociology and environmental sociology. He has published widely on social movements and their organisations, Green Parties, and the transformation of the political in advanced consumer democracies. His most recent book publications include In Search of Legitimacy: Policy Making in Europe and the Challenges of Complexity (Budrich: 2009) and Simulative Demokratie – Neue Politik nach der postdemokratischen Wende (Suhrkamp: 2013)
Prof. Dr. Axel Bohmeyer is director of the Berlin Institute for Christian Ethics And Politics (ICEP) and Professor in Educational Science at the Catholic University of Applied Sciences. He studied catholic theology, philosophy and pedagogy in Frankfurt and did his PhD with a socio-philosophical work on Recognition. His research focuses mainly on anthropology and ethics (especially in the context of social work).
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Buchholz holds a chair for finance at the Department of Political Economy at the University of Regensburg (Germany). He focuses on environmental economics, and more specifically on international environmental economics, innovative effects of eco-Policy and intergenerational rights and sustainability. One of his most recent publications is a textbook on the economics of the welfare state (in cooperation with F. Breyer).
Dr. Daniel Butt is associate professor of Political Theory at the University of Oxford as well as a Fellow and Tutor in Political Theory at Balliol College, University of Oxford. He specialises in international political theory, and has recently worked on questions relating to the rectification of historic injustice. He is also a member of the Centre for the Study of Social Justice (CSSJ) and the author of Rectifying International Injustice: Principles of Compensation and Restitution Between Nations (OUP, 2009).
Prof. Dr. Jim Dator is professor and director of the Hawaii Research Center for Futures Studies, Department of Political Science, and, among other positions, an adjunct professor in the Program in Public Administration, the College of Architecture, and the Center for Japanese Studies, of the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He also taught at various universities around the globe, for example at Rikkyo University (Tokyo), the University of Maryland, Virginia Tech, the University of Toronto. He received a BA in ancient and medieval history and philosophy from Stetson University, an MA in political science from the University of Pennsylvania, and a PhD in political science from The American University. He is a Danforth Fellow, Woodrow Wilson Fellow, and Fulbright Fellow. He consults widely on the futures of law, governance, education, tourism, and space. Two of his recent books are Democracy and Futures (2006, with M. Mannermaa and P. Tiihonen) and Fairness, Globalization and Public Institutions: East Asia and Beyond (2006, with D. Pratt and Y. Seo).
Prof. Dr. Claus Dierksmeier is director of the Global Ethic Institute at the University of Tübingen. He held a chair at the Stonehill College in North Easton (Boston), USA, where he worked as Distinguished Professor of Globalization Ethics as well as co-director of the Sustainable Management and Measurement Institute (SUMMIT). His research focuses on questions concerning political, religious and economic philosophy, with special emphasis on theories of freedom and responsibility in the globality period. Some of his recent publications are Qualitative Freiheit – Selbstbestimmung in weltbürgerlicher Verantwortung, (Transcript, 2016) and Reframing Economic Ethics – The Philosophical Foundations of Humanistic Management (Palgrave Macmillan Publishers, 2016).
Dr. Ralf Döring is a research assistant specialising on sustainable development, resource economics (especially fishing) and ecological economics. He is currently a member of the Technical and Economic Committee for Fisheries (STECF). After having studied economics in Kassel, he did his PhD about inshore fishing in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern at the University of Greifswald. Since 1996 he teaches at the Institute for Landscape Economics in Greifswald. From 2000-2003 he was a member of the German Council of Ecologic Experts.
Dr. Peer Ederer is director of the Human Capital Project of the Brussel-based Lisbon Council, head of the Innovation and Growth Project of Zeppelin University, Friedrichshafen, and academic director of the European Food and Agribusiness Seminar. He studied business administration at Sophia University in Tokyo and at Harvard Business School in Boston. He completed his PhD at the University of Witten Herdecke in Germany, exploring the financial relationship between the state and citizens. Ederer worked for four years in the German office of McKinsey & Co. specialising on issues of technology management and business growth. He also co-founded the think tank “Deutschland Denken!”, which is creating and publishing innovative public policy choices for the German society.
Prof. Dr. Dr. Bruno S. Frey is permanent visiting professor at the University of Basel and held a position as Professor of Economics at the University of Zurich from 1977-2012. In the past years he was Distinguished Professor of Behavioural Science at the Warwick Business School at the University of Warwick, UK from 2010-2013 and Senior Professor of Economics at Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen from 2013-2015. Today, he is Honorary Editor of Kyklos, research director of CREMA (Centre for Research in Economics, Management and the Arts) and a fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (FRSE). He received five honorary doctorates in economics from various universities and was elected distinguished fellow of CESifo Research Network of 2005. He is the author of numerous articles in professional journals, as well as the author of 20 books, some of which have been translated into nine languages.
Prof. Dr. Emilie Gaillard is associate professor in Private Law at the University of Caen. Her thesis entitled Générations futures et droit privé. Vers un droit des générations futures has been approved by the French Academy of Moral and Political Sciences (Dupin Prize- 2010). Her work has been published by the L.G.D.J, with a preface by Professor M. Delmas-Marty. From international to private law, across the traditional French boundaries between public and private law, and significantly inspired by studying the laws of other nations, she aims at establishing a renewed juridical humanism. As such, she has written the theoretical articles (La force normative du paradigme juridique; La densification normative de la protection juridique des générations futures in press). She imagines and proposes innovative ways of implementing law for the benefit of future generations (particularly in Constitutional and in Human Rights Law- see Des crimes contre l’humanité aux crimes contre les générations futures. Vers une transposition de l’éthique transgénérationnelle en droit pénal international? ( RIDPD, 2012). She has also participated as a speaker at French and international symposiums (Lisbonne, 2008 ; Budapest, Hungarian Ombudsman for Future Generations, S. Fülop, 2010).
Prof. Dr. Stephen Gardiner is professor of philosophy and Ben Rabinowitz Endowed Professor of Human Dimensions of the Environment at the University of Washington, Seattle. He writes on ethics and political philosophy, with a special interest on issues involving future generations. He is the editor of Virtue Ethics: Old and New (2005), and author of A Perfect Moral Storm: the Ethical Tragedy of Climate Change (Oxford, 2011).
Prof. Dr. Iñigo González-Ricoy is an assistant professor of Political Philosophy at the University of Barcelona. Previously, he has been a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Louvain and Pompeu Fabra University and a visiting fellow at Goethe University in Frankfurt and Columbia University. His research is in democratic and constitutional theory, economic ethics, and intergenerational justice, and has been published in the Journal of Applied Philosophy, Social Theory and Practice, and Ratio Juris. He has recently co-edited a book, Institutions for Future Generations, forthcoming with Oxford University Press.
Prof. Dr. Axel Gosseries is a permanent research fellow, Fund for Scientific Research (FRS-FNRS) and professor at the University of Louvain. He received his LL.M. in London in 1996, and his PhD in philosophy in Louvain in 2000. He is associate editor of Revue de philosophie économique. His research interests are in political philosophy, ethics, public policy, including theories of intergenerational justice, firms & states and their respective role from a normative perspective as well as ethical challenges to tradable quotas schemes.
Prof. Dr. Edeltraud Günther holds a professorship for Operational Environmental economics at the Technical University of Dresden, Germany, since 1996. After her doctoral thesis, Ecologically Oriented Controlling, she specialised, among other topics, in ecological performance measurement (product- and process-oriented) and eco-friendly resourcing. Under her direction, the TU Dresden initiated an environmental management system in accordance with the Eco-Audit Ordinance of the EU. From 2002 on, this management system is still validated regularly. Since 2015, she is also a guest professor at Kobe University, Japan.
Prof. Bronwyn Mary Hayward is associate professor for Political Science & International Relations at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. She writes on citizenship and sustainability with emphasis on a rapidly changing socio-economic and physical environment as well as its impact on children and the youth. In addition, she is a co-investigator with the Centre for Understanding Sustainable Prosperity at the University of Surrey, UK, and a co-researcher at the University of Oslo on the Voices of the Future project. Hayward is the author of Children, Citizenship and Environment (Routledge: 2012).
Prof. Matt Henn holds a Chair of Social Research at the Department of Politics and International Relations at Nottingham Trent University. He is the Department’s research coordinator and is also the Postgraduate Research Tutor for all PhD students in the School of Social Sciences (with responsibility for over 100 postgraduate research students in Politics & International Relations, Psychology, Sociology & Criminology, and Social Work & Health). He is currently working on a research project that focuses on young people's engagement with the political process, and considers such wider issues as political participation, voter apathy, and citizenship. The research has resulted in several high profile publications, together with significant interest from the political parties, as well as from the national, local and international media.
Huey-li Li, PhD is professor of Educational Philosophy at the University of Akron, Akron, Ohio. She was born in Taiwan and studied the Chinese classics at National Taiwan University. She served as a high school teacher in Kaohsiung, Taiwan before she pursued and earned a doctoral degree in philosophy of education in the U.S. Her current research areas are ethical foundations of environmental education, ecofeminism, ethics in teaching, postcolonial studies in education, and global civic and citizenship education.
Prof. Dr. Eckhard Jesse is professor emeritus at the University of Chemnitz, Germany, after holding the Chair of Political Systems and serving as director of the University’s Department of Political Science. He studied political science and historical science. He was stipendiary of the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation and, from 1978 to 1983, he was an assistant professor at the University of Trier. In 1982, he wrote his dissertation on the right to vote in Germany. From 1983 to 1989, he was a lecturer at the University of Trier, where he habilitated. His research focuses on democracy, extremism and totalitarianism, as well Germany’s political system.
Dr. Ulrike Jureit is a historian at the Hamburg Institute for Social Research (Germany). After her history and theology study in Muenster (Germany), she got her PhD in 1997 at the University of Hamburg with the topic Biographical Memory Schemes. In the years 2000 to 2004 she directed the exhibition Crimes of the Wehrmacht. Dimensions of the Extermination War 1941-1945. Her projects, which are situated in the social and cultural history field, mostly deal with memory research as well as questions of political territories and collectivity. Apart from these, she also focuses on generational research.
Prof. Dr. Martin Kohli is professor emeritus at the European University Institute (Florence) and emeritus at the Free University of Berlin. Moreover, he is Distinguished Bremen Professor at the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS). He is a member of the Berlin-Brandenburg and the Austrian Academy of Sciences, and from 1997 to 1999 was president of the European Sociological Association. His research focuses on the life course, aging, generations, work, family and welfare. Currently he is engaged in a MacArthur Foundation Network on the aging society and in an Academy Group on fertility.
Jürgen Kopfmüller is a political economist and since 2005 he is the chairman of the Association for Ecological Economy (VÖÖ). Furthermore, he is a research associate at the Department for the Estimation of Technological Consequences and System Analytics (ITAS) at the Research Center in Karlsruhe (Germany). He studied economics at the University of Heidelberg (Germany) and from 1989-1991, he was a scientific assistant at the Department for Energy and Environmental Studies (IFEU) in Heidelberg. He has been in charge of a number of projects and publications on the topics sustainable development, global change, socio-economic aspects of environmental problems and environmental, climate and energy politics. He attends to several project boards, for example PROSA (Product Sustainability Assessment).
Andreas Kraemer is senior fellow at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS), Visiting Scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research (CEEPR) has been director of the Ecologic Institute in Berlin since its foundation. He has been active in sustainable development, environment policy, climate and energy policies for over 20 years. In April 2008, he became chairman of the Ecologic Institute in Washington DC. Since 1993 he is also a visiting assistant professor at Duke University, lecturing on European integration and environmental policy in the Duke Berlin Program. Kraemer focuses on integrating environmental concerns into other policies. He is particularly engaged in strengthening transatlantic relations and cooperation on environment, climate and energy security. Previous to the founding of Ecologic, R. Andreas Kraemer worked for a range of policy institutes: Science Center Berlin (WZB), the Institut für ökologische Wirtschaftsforschung (IÖW) and the Research Unit Environmental Policy of the Free University of Berlin (FFU).
Prof. Dr. Rolf Kreibich has been involved in futures research since the 1960s, and has become a recognised figure in this field. Having studied mathematics and physics, Kreibich studied and moved into sociology and economics and began looking at the broad future impacts of new technological developments. Formerly the president of the Free University of Berlin, Kreibich is now the scientific and managing director of the Institute for Futures Studies and Technology Assessment Berlin and the Secretariat for Futures Research Dortmund. He is member of the World Future Council as well as of numerous committees and advisory groups throughout Europe.
Nira Lamay-Rachlevsky graduated from Hebrew University of Jerusalem Law School in 1997. In 2008, she received her LLM in Public and International Law from Northwestern University School of Law (Chicago, IL, USA) and she graduated from the same program in Tel-Aviv University Law School. As a lawyer, member of the Israeli Bar since 1998, she works for the Knesset as the Legal Advisor of two parliamentary committees: Science and Technology Committee and Committee on the Rights of the Child. Former deputy Commissioner for Future Generations in the Knesset (2002-2008), participated in the establishing of the Commission and was mainly in charge of legislation and international affairs as well as sustainable development, science and technology.
Prof. Dr. Christoph Lumer was born in 1956. He studied philosophy, sociology and history at the University of Münster, Bologna and Berlin (FU). He received his PhD In 1993. 1995 he was awarded a position as an unscheduled professor. From 1999 to 2001 he was a visiting professor of philosophy at the University of Siena. In 2001/2002 he conducted the research project How good is life? at the University of Osnabrück. Since 2002 he teaches philosophy of morals at the University of Siena. His main interests are general ethics, applied ethics (particularly environmental ethics), theory of action, theory of rational action and theory of desirability, philosophic anthropology, theory of argumentation and language philosophy.
Prof. Dr. Lukas H. Meyer received his MA in philosophy from the Washington University in St. Louis, a diploma in political science from the Free University of Berlin, and his PhD from the University of Oxford. He was lecturer at the Free University and the University of Bremen where he wrote his habilitation on historical justice. After having been assistant professor at the University of Bern he is now professor of practical philosophy at the Karl-Franzens University Graz (since March 2009). He is also a member of the committee for "economic science and ethic" of the Verein für Socialpolitik.
Prof. Tim Mulgan was educated at the Universities of Otago and Oxford, where he wrote his DPhil on The Demands of Consequentialism under the supervision of Derek Parfit. He is currently professor of moral and political philosophy at the University of St Andrews (UK), and director of the St Andrews/Stirling Graduate Programme in philosophy. He is the author of three books: The Demands of Consequentialism (2001), Future People (2006) and Understanding Utilitarianism (2007). He works in moral philosophy, political philosophy, and philosophy of religion.
Prof. Dr. Hubertus Müller-Groeling was born and raised in eastern Prussia (1929-45). He took his diploma in economics at Heidelberg University and wrote his dissertation (on income equality and utility maximization) while being an assistant at the Institute for Social and Economic Policy at Saarbrücken University. From 1970 to 1994 he worked at the Kiel Institute of World Economics, as senior researcher on international business cycles and currency problems, later as department head and managing editor of the Review of World Economics and the Kiel Studies, and finally as its vice president. He served in the Friedrich–Naumann- Foundation as member of the board of trustees (1974-87), of the board of directors (1987-2006), and as chairman of the fellowship committee. He also served in the Herbert Giersch Foundation as the head of the advisory committee.(1990-2008).
Dr. Andrew Mycock is reader in Politics at the University of Huddersfield. His key research and teaching interests focus on youth citizenship, particularly youth democratic engagement and participation. He was a member of the UK government Youth Citizenship Commission, which sat between 2008 and 2009. Other recent research has focused on post-imperial identity politics in the UK. He has published widely on the "Politics of Britishness", and English identity politics and regional devolution. He is co-convenor of the Political Studies Association Britishness Specialist Group.
Prof. Dr. Jan Narveson, BA (Chicago), PhD (Harvard), is distinguished professor emeritus of philosophy at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada. He is the author of over two hundred papers in philosophical periodicals and anthologies, mainly on moral and political theory and practice, and of several books: Morality and Utility (1967); The Libertarian Idea (1989); Moral Matters (1993); Respecting Persons in Theory and Practice (2002); and You and The State (2008); also, with Marilyn Friedman, Political Correctness (1995). He is editor of Moral Issues (1983); and, with John T. Sanders, For and Against the State (1996); and, with Susan Dimock, Liberalism: New Essays on Liberal Themes (2000). In 2007, a Festschrift of essays about his work was published: Liberty, Games, and Contracts. He is or has been on the editorial boards of several philosophic journals, and was elected (1989) a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. In 2003, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada, which is Canada's next-to-top civilian distinction.
Dr. Edward Page is associate professor of Political Theory at Warwick University. He was trained in politics and philosophy at the Universities of Sheffield and Essex, before completing a doctorate on the topic of intergenerational justice (Warwick University: 1998). In 2002, he won a two-year Marie Curie research fellowship to pursue research on climate change ethics and politics at Lund University; and he was AHRC research fellow in “Global Justice and the Environment at Birmingham University before taking up his current post in 2006.
Dr. Ernest Partridge is a philosopher with a specialty in moral philosophy (ethics) and environmental ethics. He has taught at several campuses of the University of California and at the University of Colorado. Partridge has published over sixty refereed and invited scholarly papers, and is the editor of Responsibilities to Future Generations (Prometheus, 1981). Most recently, he has contributed numerous articles to progressive websites. He is the editor and sole writer of the website, The Online Gadfly. Partridge is currently at work on a book, Conscience of a Progressive, which can be seen in progress.
Prof. Dr. Dr. Franz-Josef Radermacher is academic head of FAW (Forschungsinstitut für anwendungsorientierte Wissensverarbeitung) in Ulm, Germany. Radermacher published several books and essays, among others Menschenbild und Überbevölkerung, Chancen und Risiken von Innovationen am Beispiel der Automatisierung vin Kognitionsleistungen and Bewältigung des Wandels. He was awarded several several times, among them the Integrations Prize from the Apfelbaum Foundation in 2008 and the environmental prize Goldener Baum from the Foundation for Ecology and Democracy
Marisa dos Reis worked as a research fellow at the FRFG from September 2009 until early 2012. She has completed a 5-year degree in Law at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa (1997-2002). After working as a deputy district prosecutor attorney in Portugal, she finished her 4-year Research Master's thesis entitled Direito Internacional, Direitos Humanos e Justiça Intergeracional - A protecção jurídica das gerações futuras (International Law, Human Rights and Intergenerational Justice – the legal protection of future generations) at the same institution in May 2010. She was the project leader and one of the speakers at an international conference entitled Ways of Legally Implement Intergenerational Justice as well as the editor of the IGJR 1/2010 on the same topic. In May, 2011, the European Commission awarded Marisa dos Reis together with FRFG a certificate for an outstanding project with regard to this initiative. She participated as a speaker at the French Colloquium Quelle Responsabilité Juridique Envers Les Générations Futures"in December 2010 and got her presentation published in January 2012. Currently she is a researcher for the Portuguese National Foundation for Science and Technology and is writing her PhD thesis on the legal protection of future generations.
PD Dr. Stephan Schlothfeldt is senior assistant professor for Practical Philosophy at the University of Bielefeld. He studied philosophy and mathematics at the University of Göttingen and was awarded his doctorate in 1998 at the University of Düsseldorf for a thesis on ethical problems of unemployment. Later he worked on a research project on social justice at the Humboldt University in Berlin and was a research associate for practical philosophy at the University of Konstanz where he qualified as a professor in 2006 with a book on individual and collective duties to help. His areas of interest are applied ethics with a political focus, basics of ethics, social philosophy and political philosophy.
Prof. Dr. Uwe Schneidewind studied Business Administration in Cologne and Paris from 1986 to 1991. After that, he was consultant at Roland Berger&Partner. From 1992 to 1997, he was research assistant at the Institute for Economics and Ecology at the University in St. Gallen where he completed his PhD. Prof. Dr. Uwe Schneidewind is Director of the Chair of Production Management and Environment at the Carl-von-Ossientzky- University in Oldenburg. From 1997 to 1999, he was the chairman of VÖW (Association for Ecological Economic Research). Since 2010 he is President and Scientific Managing Director of the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy.
Prof. Shlomo Giora Shoham is a professor of Law and an interdisciplinary lecturer at the Tel Aviv University. He is a world-renowned criminologist, who has published more than a hundred books and more than a thousand articles on crime, deviance, philosophy, religion, psychology, and the human personality. Over the years, Shoham developed his innovative personality theory, which is a highly appraised new theory of personality development. In 2003, Shoham was awarded the Israel Prize for research in criminology. He has also been awarded the highest prize in American criminology, the Sellin-Glueck award; and recently the prestigious Emet Prize. Shoham has lectured all over the world, and has been a resident at universities of Oxford and Harvard, and at the Sorbonne.
Prof. Dr. Dr. Udo E. Simonis is professor emeritus for Environmental Policy at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center. He studied Economic and Social Sciences at the University of Mainz, Vienna and Fribourg. He later acted as personal advisor to the president of Zambia from 1967 to 1969.. In 1974 he was appointed Professor of Economy at the Technical University Berlin and was named scientific Professor for Environmental Policy by the Research Centre Berlin in 1988. From 1988-1993 he also acted as member of the Committee for Development Planning for the UN. In 2003 he received an honorary promotion to Dr. rer. nat. at the University Lüneburg and was Chairman of the Society of Friends and Promoters of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) from 2002-2016. His main research fields are ecological change of structure of economy and society and international (global) environmental policy.
Dr. James Sloam is reader in Politics, co-director of the Centre for European Politics, and co-coordinator of the Youth Politics Unit at Royal Holloway, University of London. He has published widely in the area of youth politics in Europe and the United States, including articles in West European Politics (2013) and Comparative Political Studies (2014). In 2012, James edited a special issue of Parliamentary Affairs on youth, citizenship and politics in the UK. Shorter pieces on youth participation can be found in the Guardian Newspaper on the Fabian Society and LSE Europe and in Political Insight magazine. His research was heavily cited in the British Government's 2009 Youth Citizenship Commission report and in the 2013 European Commission report 'Political Participation and EU Citizenship: perceptions and behaviours of young people'. He also collaborates with NGOs that seek to raise awareness of youth issues and increase youth turnout in British general elections.
PD Dr. Markus Stepanians is currently a member of the research group Causation in Science (Causci) at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences. In 2013 he was appointed extraordinary professor for Philosophy at the University of Bern. After gaining an MA in philosophy and a doctorate scholarship at Harvard University, Stepanians received his doctorate in 1994 with a thesis on Frege and Husserl’s theory of judgement. In 1998, he became an assistant to the Chair of Practical Philosophy at the University of Saarland and gained his venia legendi for philosophy in 2005. He then held a temporary chair of Practical Philosophy at the University of Saarland and the RWTH Aachen before gaining a tenured position in Practical Philosophy of the RWTH Aachen. He acts as a regular reviewer for the journals Erkenntnis - An International Journal of Analytic Philosophy and Ethical Theory and Moral Practice - An International Forum.
Prof. Torbjörn Tännsjö is professor of practical philosophy at Stockholm University. He has published extensively in moral philosophy, political philosophy, and bioethics. Two recent books are Global Democracy. The Case for a World Government (2008) and Understanding Ethics (2002/2008).
Prof. Janna Thompson is a professor at the Department of Philosophy at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia. Her focus is on political philosophy. She is the author of Taking Responsibility for the Past: Reparation and Historical Injustice (2002), and Intergenerational Justice: Rights and Responsibilities in an Intergenerational Polity (2009). She has also written articles and chapters on environmental ethics and social philosophy.
Prof. Dr. Max M. Tilzer is professor emeritus of aquatic ecology at the University of Konstanz, Germany. He studied biology with emphasis on ecology at the University of Vienna. After research appointments at Innsbruck and the University of California, Davis he became professor of limnology (Freshwater Ecology), first at the Technical University of Berlin and in 1978 at the University of Konstanz, where he initiated and directed an integrated ecosystem-related research project on Lake Constance. For five years he was scientific director of the Alfred-Wegener-Institute of Polar and Marine Research in Bremerhaven and for four years he was a member of the Scientific Council on Global Change (WBGU) to the German Federal Government. He has a strong interest in a wide range of environmental issues and concerns such as World population growth, freshwater shortage, biological species loss, and climate change.
Dr. Gotlind Ulshöfer is Heisenberg scholarship holder of the German Research Foundation and currently researches on the project Ethik der Macht im digitalen Zeitalter. From 2001 to 2016 she was a program director for economics, business ethics and gender issues at the Evangelische Akademie Arnoldshain, Germany. She teaches ethics at the Goethe University of Frankfurt am Main and is a post-doctoral researcher. Ulshöfer holds a doctorate in theological ethics (University of Heidelberg) and was a doctoral fellow at the Interfacultary Center for Ethics in the Sciences and Humanities (University of Tübingen). She studied economics (diploma 1998) and protestant theology (diploma 1994) at the universities of Tübingen, Heidelberg and at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem. She holds a master in theology from Princeton Theological Seminary and is also an ordained minister. Her areas of research span economics and business ethics, social ethics, gender studies, and public theology. Recent publications include Corporate Social Responsibility auf dem Finanzmarkt. Nachhaltiges Investment – Politische Strategien – Ethische Grundlagen (2009 with Gesine Bonnet).
Dr. Werner Veith first completed an apprenticeship as publisher and from 1991 on studied Catholic Theology at Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, from 1992 on also philosophy at the Munich School of Philosophy. From 1995-1996 he was research assistant at the institute of moral theory and Christian social ethics at LMU. In 1996 he achieved the M.A. in Ethics, Communication Studies and Social Studies, in 1998 he received his diploma in Catholic Theology. Since 2001 Veith was head of the department of Catholic theology at LMU, since 2004 he was research assistant for Christian social ethics. In 2005, Veith completed his PhD in Christian social ethics, dealing with the works of Alois Baumgartner. his works include Intergenerationelle Gerechtigkeit. Ein Beitrag zur sozialethischen Theoriebildung (2006) Solidarität der Generationen, Baumgartner and Putz (eds.), (2001).
Prof. Michael Wallack was affiliated with the Memorial University of Newfoundland’s Department of Political Science since 1970. His areas of interest include contemporary democratic theory, American politics and international relations. His publications include Justice between generations: the limits of procedural justice in the Handbook of Intergenerational Justice, J. Tremmel (ed.) (Cheltenham, UK and Northampton MA,: Edward Elgar, 2006) and The minimum irreversible harm principle: Green Inter-generational Liberalism in Liberal Democracy and Environmentalism: the end of environmentalism? (Wissenburg and Levy (eds), Routledge, 2004).
Prof. Dr. Norbert Wenning is a university professor of Intercultural Education at the Department of Pedagogy at University of Koblenz-Landau (Germany). His research concentrates, among other topics, on the social and educational methods of dealing with difference. One focus here is on the relation of school and heterogeneity. Recent publications mostly deal with the question how society deals with equality and inequality. His most recent monograph is called School Policies for Different Ethnic Groups in Germany. Between Autonomy and Suppression.
Prof. Dr. Marcel Wissenburg is professor of Political Theory at the Radboud University Nijmegen and (as for 2015) external expert/advisor on file selection for the National Archives, Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations. In addition to articles and book chapters, he wrote Green Liberalism (1998), Imperfection and Impartiality (1999) and Political Pluralism and the State (2008). His current research interests include political and personal autonomy, liberal reconceptualisations of sustainability and nature, and libertarian views on intergenerational obligations.
Prof. Dr. Clark Wolf is associate professor of Philosophy and director of the Bio ethics program at Iowa State University which publishes Bioethics in Brief, a quarterly journal that discusses current ethical issues with pedagogues and the public.
Former members of the editorial board:
Prof. Dr. Andrew Dobson
Prof. Dr. Meinhard Miegel
Prof. Dr. Burns H. Weston (†)
Starting with issue 01/2009, our editors will be joined by a guest editor for almost each issue. The guest editor assists us in conceptualizing a particular issue of the IGJR. The choice of the guest editors largely depends on the main theme of an issue. He or she has to be an expert on the given field of research and possess an excellent reputation in the scientific community. The exact tasks of the guest editor are outlined here.
The following list provides information about all guest editors since issue 01/2009.
Issue 2/2016: Prof. Dr. Bruce Edward Auerbach is professor of political science at Albright College in Reading, Pennsylvania (USA). He was born in New York City and attended Reed College in Portland, Oregon, before receiving his BA and MA degrees in political science from Drew University and his PhD in political science from the University of Minnesota. Auerbach is the author of many articles and papers in political philosophy and constitutional law. One of his most important publications is “Unto the Thousandth Generation: Conceptualizing Intergenerational Justice” (1995). His current research focuses on the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, and the erosion of constitutional and human rights in the war on terror.
Issue 2012: Antony Mason
Antony Mason is Senior Editor at the Intergenerational Foundation. With a degree in Modern Languages (French and German) from Oxford, he started his working life as an editor in academic publishing, before turning to freelance writing and editing. As a Fellow of the Royal Literary Fund, he was a tutor in writing at Goldsmiths, University of London, from 2008 to 2010.
Issue 03/2009: Prof. Dr. Konrad Ott and Prof. Dr. Edward Page
Konrad Ott is Professor for environmental ethics at the Ernst-Moritz-Arndt University in Greifswald. He was born in 1959, studied philosophy in Frankfurt and achieved his doctorate in 1989 with a work about the ‘Development and Logic of the Historic Science’. During his post-doc phase, he had a stipendiary at the “Centrums for Ethic at the sciences” at the Eberhard-Karls University in Tübingen.
Edward Page is Associate Professor of political theory at Warwick University. He was trained in politics and philosophy at the Universities of Sheffield and Essex, before completing a doctorate on the topic of intergenerational justice (Warwick University: 1998). In 2002, he won a two-year Marie Curie Research Fellowship to pursue research on climate change ethics and politics at Lund University; and he was AHRC Research Fellow in “Global Justice and the Environment” at Birmingham University before taking up his current post in 2006.
Issue 01/2009: Prof. Dr. Lukas Meyer
Prof. Dr. Lukas Meyer received his MA in Philosophy from the Washington University in St. Louis, a diploma in political science from the Free University of Berlin, and his PhD from the University of Oxford. He was lecturer at the Free University and the University of Bremen where he wrote his habilitation on historical justice. After having been assistenzprofessor at the University of Bern he is professor of practical philosophy at the Karl-Franzens University Graz (since March 2009). He also is a member of the committee for "economic science and ethic" of the Verein für Socialpolitik.