The Foundation Board and Scientific Advisory Council bring their specific expertises in the research field of demography, and the distribution of the contents.

Foundation Board

Prof. Dr. Hans Fleisch (Chairman)

since 2009 honorary professor at the University of Hildesheim

Member of the German committee of UNICEF

Chairman at Heinz-Trox-Foundation


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Dr. Steffen Angenendt
Senior Associate
Global Issues Division
German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP)

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Prof. Dr. Thomas Büttner
until 2011 Population Affairs Officer,
United Nations Population Division

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Dr. Manfred Elff
Chairman of the Lower Saxony Centre for Biomedical Engineering, Implant Research and Development (NIFE) and member of the executive board of Biotronik SE & Co. KG Berlin

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Prof. Dr. Hartmut Graßl
Former Director of the Max-Planck-Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg

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Dr. Heike Kahl
Director of the Deutsche Kinder- und Jugendstiftung

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Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Lutz
Founding Director, Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital (IIASA, VID, WU), Leader, World Population Program (IIASA), Director, Vienna Institute of Demography (VID), Austrian Academy of Sciences , Professor of Applied Statistics and Director of Research Institute on Human Capital and Development (WU - Vienna University of Economics and
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Karenina Schröder
Management Progress and Evaluation of the Deutsche Kinder- und Jugendstiftung

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Murat Vural
Chairman of Chancenwerk e.V.

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Catherina Hinz

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Scientific Advisory Council

Prof. Dr. Christian Behl
Chairman of the Research Center of the Interdisciplinary Neurosciences
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

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Prof. Dr. H. E. Kaufmann
Founding Director of the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology (1993),
Director of the Department Immunology (1993-2019), Faculty Fellow des Hagler Institute for Advanced Study at Texas A & M University, College Station, Texas.

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Prof. Dr. Andreas Kruse
Director Institut of Gerontology
University of Heidelberg

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Prof. Dr. Rainer Lindner
Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG

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John F. May, Ph. D.
Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University, Arlington, Virginia

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Stefan Schneider
Deutsche Bank AG
DB Research

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Prof. Dr. Gabriele Vogt
Universität Hamburg

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Prof. Dr. Klaus F. Zimmermann
Präsident Global Labour Organization (GLO);

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World Food Convention - Digital edition

The live summit with subsequent Q&A will take place on 25 June from 3.00pm CEST (UTC+2)

A contested issue

The rise in international opposition to the right to sexual self-determination

Destination Europe?

The future of global migration

Africa’s Demographic Trailblazers

How falling fertility rates accelerate development

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