Dietmar Mueller-Elmau

Governing Council

Dietmar Mueller-Elmau is the CEO and owner of Schloss Elmau, a cultural hideaway south of Munich in the Bavarian Alps.

Dietmar runs Schloss Elmau as a space for exploring American Jewish cultural expression. Since 1998, Schloss Elmau has been a regular meeting place for scholars from across the world, with a particular focus on Jewish studies and globalization; the Schloss Elmau Symposia on Political Theology and the History of Ideas attract thinkers and academics from across various disciplines.

In 2015, the G7 Summit took place at Schloss Elmau with heads of state and government from the United States, Canada, Japan, France, Great Britain, Italy and Germany.

Governing Council

Dan Diner

Chair of the Foundation and its Governing Council
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Ngaire Woods

Vice Chair of the Foundation
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Stuart Eizenstat

American diplomat and attorney
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Dietmar Mueller-Elmau

CEO and owner of Schloss Elmau
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Rachel Salamander

Literary scholar, publicist and cultural commentator
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Peter Harf

Founder and Managing Partner of JAB Investors
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Joschka Fischer

Former Foreign Minister of Germany
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Martin Reimann

The voice of the Reimann family in the Foundation
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Eldar Shafir

Director of Princeton’s Behavioral Science and Public Policy and Professor of Behavioral Science and Public Policy at Princeton University
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Norbert Frei

Chair of the Academic Council and Member of the Foundation's Governing Council
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Combat antisemitism

Strengthen democracy

Protect minorities

Depolarize debates

Confront the past