Rachel Salamander

Governing Council

Dr. Rachel Salamander is a literary scholar, publicist and cultural commentator.

Since 2015, she has served as the Deputy Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board of Suhrkamp Verlag, a leading German publishing house.

Rachel is the founder of “Literaturhandlung” in Munich, a specialist bookshop for literature about Judaism, and author of several books on Jewish history.

Her former experience includes serving as Publisher for “Literarische Welt” (the literary supplement of the daily newspaper “Die Welt”), and Head of the 2013 FAZ Literature Forum.

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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