Norbert Frei

Governing Council

Professor Norbert Frei is Chair of the Academic Council and Member of the Foundation's Governing Council.

Norbert Frei is Chair of Modern and Contemporary History at Friedrich Schiller University Jena and heads the Jena Center 20th Century History. He has been a full member of the Saxon Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Leipzig since 2011. His numerous publications primarily address the history and aftermath of the so-called Third Reich, memory of the Holocaust, the history of human rights, as well as media history of the 20th century.

At the request of the Office of the Federal President of Germany, he is currently researching how the federal presidents from Theodor Heuss to Richard von Weizsäcker dealt with the country’s National Socialist past.


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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