Prof. Dr. Carl Baudenbacher

Carl Baudenbacher holds the Chair for Private, Commercial and Economic Law at the University of St. Gallen, and he is also Managing Director of its Institute for European and International Business Law. In 1995, Baudenbacher was appointed a Judge at the Court of Justice of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA). In 2003, he was elected President of the Court. From 1993 to 2005, Carl Baudenbacher taught European and International Law as a Permanent Visiting Professor at the University of Texas. From 1994 to 1995, he served as a Member of the Supreme Court of the Principality of Liechtenstein.  Carl Baudenbacher’ scholarly scope encompasses many transdisciplinary interests and national as well as international research fields. mehr

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Jürgen Basedow

Jürgen Basedow is Director of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg and he also holds a Chair at the University of Hamburg. He has acted as Visiting Professor at the universities of Ferrara, Genua, Lyon, Oxford, Paris, Pittsburg, Rotterdam, Tunis and New York. In 2008, he became a Marco Polo Fellow at the Silk Road Institute of International Law at the Xi’an Jiaotong University, China. He is renowned for his work in international law cases as well as for his expertise in the interaction between lawyers and economists and was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Stockholm in 2002 and an honorary professorate at Xi’an Jiaotong University in 2008. mehr

Prof. Dr. William C. Clark

William C. Clark is Harvey Brooks Professor for International Science, Public Policy and Human Development at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He is also co-director of the Sustainability Science Program there. His research functions and visiting professorships include the European University Institute in Florence, the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impacts Research and the International Institute for Applied System Analysis in Laxenburg, Austria. mehr

Prof. Nilüfer Göle

Nilüfer Göle is Directrice d'études at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociale in Paris. Her visiting professorships include the University of Michigan, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the New School for Social Research in New York. She also worked at the Bellagio Study Center and at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin. mehr

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Ronald Inglehart

Ronald Inglehart  holds a Chair for Political Science at the University of Michigan. He has acted as Visiting Professor at the University of Geneva, the University of Kyoto, The Academia Sinica in Taipei, the Research Center of Berlin, and the University of Rome. He is one of the five most cited scholars in the field of social sciences worldwide and is particularly known for his books on the Theory of Value Change, The Silent Revolution and Modernization and Postmodernization. mehr

Prof. Dr. Dres. h.c. Karsten Schmidt

Karsten Schmidt is President of the Bucerius Law School in Hamburg. Prior to this office, he held a chair at the University of Hamburg from 1977 to 1997 and was Director of the Departments of Commercial, Maritime and Economic Law. Since 1997, he held a chair at the University of Bonn and acted as Director of the Institute for Commercial and Business Law. His astounding list of publications (more than 500 academic works) and his great expertise in commercial and business law make him an outstanding expert in his discipline. mehr