Speakers and partners

Get to know the people behind the Climate Course

Our Climate Course would not have been possible without the expertise of the researchers and experts involved, the continuing support from our member institutions and partners – especially WWF Germany – and the funding by the Federal Foreign Office.

 

List of speakers

Dr Paul Becker © DWD

Dr Paul Becker

Vice-President of the Deutsche Wetterdienst (DWD) and Deputy Chairman of the DKK

Dr Paul Becker is vice-president and director of the business area Climate and Environment of the DWD as well as deputy chairman of the DKK. He studied meteorology at Universität Hamburg and completed his doctorate at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology. Since 1989, he has worked in several executive positions within the DWD.


Prof. Dr Michael Brzoska © Universität Hamburg

Prof. Dr Michael Brzoska

Professor at the Cluster of Excellence Integrated Climate System Analysis and Prediction (CliSAP) at Universität Hamburg

Prof. Dr Michael Brzoska is a senior reseacrch fellow at the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at Universität Hamburg and Principal Investigator at CliSAP. He studied economics and political science at Hamburg and Fribourg and was the director of research at the Bonn International Center for Conversion. Moreover, he worked at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute and in serveral positions at Universität Hamburg.


Dr Ruth Delzeit © IfW Kiel

Dr Ruth Delzeit

Research Associate at Kiel Institute for the Wold Economy at Kiel University

Dr Ruth Delzeit is research associate at the Kiel Institute for the Wold Economy (IfW) at Kiel University. After studying geography at Friedrich-Wilhelm-Universität Bonn, she worked there as a research associate and later at the Organsation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). She joined the IfW in 2010.


Dr Chris Dickens © IWMI

Dr Chris Dickens

Principal Researcher and Head of Office International Water Management Institute (IWMI) Southern Africa

Dr Chris Dickens is Principal Researcher and head of the Southern African office of the International Water Management Institute (IWMI). He is an aquatic scientist with almost 30 years' experience working with aquatic ecosystems and the management of water resources.


Prof. Dr Ottmar Edenhofer © PIK

Prof. Dr Ottmar Edenhofer

Director of MCC, Deputy Director and Chief Economist of PIK

Prof. Dr Ottmar Edenhofer is the director of the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC) as well as the deputy director and chief economist of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK). After studying philosophy and economics in Munich he has worked in several leading positions at PIK. Since 2008, he has also been professor for economics of climate change at the Technical University Berlin.


Prof. Dr Anita Engels © Universität Hamburg

Prof. Dr Anita Engels

Professor at the Cluster of Excellence Integrated Climate System Analysis and Prediction (CliSAP) at Universität Hamburg

Prof. Dr Anita Engels is professor for sociology, especially globalization, environment and society at Universität Hamburg and Principal Investigator at the Cluster of Excellence Integrated Climate System Analysis and Prediction (CliSAP), which she chaired from 2014 until 2017. She studied sociology at the University of Bielefeld and the E.H.E.S.S. in Marseille. Her further research took her to Bielefeld, Stanfort, Hamburg and Paris. Since 2009, she has been a professor at Universität Hamburg.


Dr Tobias Geiger © PIK

Dr Tobias Geiger

PostDoc at Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Dr Tobias Geiger is postdoc at Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK). After studying physics at i. a. Albert-Ludwigs Universität in Freiburg, the Kazan State University and the Belarussian State University in Minsk, he joined PIK in 2014.

 


Dr Marco Giorgetta © MPI-M

Dr Marco Giorgetta

PostDoc at Max Planck Institute for Meteorology

Dr Marco Giorgetta is a postdoc at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M). After studying physics at ETH Zurich, he completed his Ph.D. at MPI-M and at Universität Hamburg. Since 1996, he has worked at MPI-M.

 


Prof. Dr Gerald Haug © MPI-C

Prof. Dr Gerald Haug

Director of the Climate Geochemistry Department and Scientific Member at the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry

Prof. Dr Gerald Haug is the director of the Climate Geochemistry department and scientific member at the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry (MPI-C). After studying geology and geosciences at the University of Karlsruhe and the University of Kiel, he worked at GEOMAR, the University of British Columbia, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the University of Southern California. Before working at MPI-C, he was professor at the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), the University of Potsdam and the ETH Zurich.


Prof. Dr Hermann Held © Universität Hamburg

Prof. Dr Hermann Held

Professor at the Cluster of Excellence Integrated Climate System Analysis and Prediction (CliSAP) at Universität Hamburg

Prof. Dr Hermann Held is professor on sustainability & global change and board member of CEN Center for Earth System Research & Sustainability at Universität Hamburg and Principal Investigator at CliSAP. He took courses in physics, mathematics, chemistry, statistics and philosophy at the University of Kiel, ETH Zurich, University of Munich and at the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics. Before joining Universität Hamburg in 2010, he worked at the University of Munic, Berkeley and PIK.


Helena Humphrey © DKK/WWF

Helena Humphrey

Anchor and Reporter at Deutsche Welle

Helena Humphrey is anchor and reporter at Deutsche Welle. After finishing her education at the University of Nottingham and the BBC Academy, she worked for various radio and media stations. Moreover, she worked for the United Nations communication division, inter alia as the spokesperson and risk communications officer.


Dr Tatiana Ilyina © MPI-M

Dr Tatiana Ilyina

Leader of the Scientific Working Group Ocean Biogeochemistry at Max Planck Institute for Meteorology

Dr Tatiana Ilyina leads the scientific working group Ocean Biogeochemistry at Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M). After studying at the Russian State Hydrometeorological University in St. Petersburg she worked at Universität Hamburg, the Danish Meteorological Institute and at the University of Hawaii.


Prof. Gernot Klepper © Institut für Weltwirtschaft

Prof. Gernot Klepper, Ph.D.

Professor at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy at Kiel University and Deputy Chairman of the DKK

Prof. Gernot Klepper Ph.D. is deputy chairman of the DKK and was head of the environment and natural resources research team at Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW) until the beginning of 2017. He studied economics and agricultural economics at Heidelberg University and the University of Kentucky. Prof. Klepper joined the IfW in 1984 and has since then worked in several executive positions.


Matthias Kopp © WWF

Matthias Kopp

WWF Germany

Matthias Kopp has worked for 10 years for the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Germany. His work focusses on questions about the transition towards a low-emission economy.




Prof. Dr Mojib Latif © GEOMAR, J. Steffen

Prof. Dr Mojib Latif

Head of the Research Division Ocean Circulation and Climate Dynamics at GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel and Chairman of the DKK

Prof. Dr Mojib Latif is head of the research division Ocean Circulation and Climate Dynamics at GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel and chairman of the Deutsches Klima-Konsortium (DKK). Professor Latif studied meteorology at Universität Hamburg. After his doctorate and postdoctoral qualifications in oceanography, he worked at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology and since 2003, he has worked in Kiel. He is author of the IPCC Assessment Reports 2001 and 2007.


Prof. Dr Hermann Lotze-Campen © PIK

Prof. Dr Hermann Lotze-Campen

Chair of Research Domain II Climate Impacts and Vulnerabilites at Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) and Professor of Sustainable Land Use and Climate Change at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Hermann Lotze-Campen is the head of research domain II Climate Impacts and Vulnerabilites at Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) and professor of sustainable land use and climate change at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. He studied agricultural sciences and economics at Kiel University and the University of Reading. Further academic and professional positions included stays in Kiel, Minnesota and Berlin. In 2001, he joined PIK and became a professor at Humbold-Universität zu Berlin in 2014.


Prof. Dr Jochem Marotzke © MPI-M

Prof. Dr Jochem Marotzke

Director at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology and Deputy Chairman of the DKK

Prof. Dr Jochem Marotzke is director at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) and deputy chairman of the DKK. He studied physical oceanography and physics at Kiel University and held numerous academic positions at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Southampton Oceanography Centre and German Climate Computing Centre. He was coordinating lead author and lead author for the fifth IPCC Assessment Report


Dr Ute Merkel © MARUM

Dr Ute Merkel

PostDoc at MARUM Center for Marine Environmental Sciences

Dr Ute Merkel is postdoc at MARUM Center for Marine Environmental Sciences. After studying meteorology at Universität Hamburg and the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, she worked as a postdoc at Leibniz Institute for Marine Sciences, Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement and the University of Bremen. She joined MARUM in 2008.


Prof. Dr Sonja Peterson © IfW Kiel

Prof. Dr Sonja Peterson

Scientific Director at Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW) and Honorary Professor at Kiel University

Prof. Dr Sonja Peterson is the scientific director at Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW) and honorary professor at Kiel University. She studied mathematical economics and economics at Universität Hamburg and the University of Boulder. Since 2002, she has worked in different positions at the IfW.


Prof. Dr Beate M. W. Ratter © Beate M. W. Ratter

Prof. Dr Beate M. W. Ratter

Professor at the Cluster of Excellence Integrated Climate System Analysis and Prediction (CliSAP) at Universität Hamburg

Prof. Dr Beate M. W. Ratter is professor for geography at Universität Hamburg, Principal Investigator at CliSAP and head of the division Human Dimensions of Coastal Areas at Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht. After studying geography at the University of Tübingen and Universität Hamburg she worked as a researcher and professor at i. a. Universität Hamburg, University of Salzburg, Universidad Nacional Sede San Andrés and University of Mainz.


Prof. Dr Ulf Riebesell © GEOMAR

Prof. Dr Ulf Riebesell

Professor of Biological Oceanography at GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel

Prof. Dr Ulf Riebesell is professor and head of the research unit Biological Oceanography at GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel. After completing his education in numerous places in Germany and the US, he worked at the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI) and the IFM-GEOMAR (now GEOMAR).


Dr Diego Rybski © PIK

Dr Diego Rybski

PostDoc at Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Dr Diego Rybski is postdoc and deputy head of the Climate Change and Development group at Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK). After studying physics at Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen, the Instituto Superior Técnico in Lisbon and the Bar-Ilan University in Ramat-Gan, he joined PIK in 2009. Prior to that, he was postdoc at the City College of New York.


Prof. Dr Jürgen Scheffran © Universität Hamburg

Prof. Dr Jürgen Scheffran

Professor at the Cluster of Excellence Integrated Climate System Analysis and Prediction (CliSAP) at Universität Hamburg

Prof. Dr Jürgen Scheffran is professor for integrative geography at Universität Hamburg and Principal Investigator at CliSAP. After studying physics at the University of Marburg, he worked at different academic institutions i. a. TU Darmstadt, University of Potsdam, PIK, University of Paris and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


Prof. Dr Christoph Schneider © Christoph Schneider

Prof. Dr Christoph Schneider

Professor for Climate Geography at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Prof. Dr Christoph Schneider is professor for climate geography at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. After studying geography at the University of Freiburg and Basel University he worked in Freiburg and at RWTH Aachen University. Since 2015, he has been a professor in Berlin.

 


Prof. Dr Michael Schulz © MARUM

Prof. Dr Michael Schulz

Director at MARUM Center for Marine Environmental Sciences, University of Bremen

Prof. Dr Michael Schulz is the director at MARUM Center for Marine Environmental Sciences, University of Bremen. He studied mar­ine geo­logy and marine geo­tech­nics at Kiel University and Bangor University and undertook research in Kiel, La Jolla and Hamburg. Since 2002, he has been pro­fessor for geo­sys­tem mod­el­ing at the University of Bremen.


Prof. Dr J. Srinivasan © IISC

Prof. Dr J. Srinivasan

Professor for Mechanical Engineering at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Prof. Dr J. Srinivasan is professor for mechanical engineering and chairman of the Divecha Centre for Climate Change at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. After his eductaction at IIT Madras, the State University of New York and Stanford University he held numerous positions at the Indian Institute of Science.


Dr Christiane Textor © IPCC

Dr Christiane Textor

Head of the German IPCC Coordination Office

Dr Christiane Textor is head of the German IPCC Coordination Office. She studied chemistry at Universität Hamburg and worked at Max Planck Institute for Meteorology and Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement in Paris. She joined the German IPCC Coordination Office in 2009.


Lisa Weinhold © netzwerk n, Herzog

Lisa Weinhold

netzwerk n

Lisa Weinhold is responsible for press and public relations at netzwerk n, where students, doctoral candidates and professionals work together for the sustainability-oriented transformation of universities.

 

 

 

List of participating institutions

Deutscher Wetterdienst

Deutscher Wetterdienst

The DWD is a member of the DKK




GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel

GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel

GEOMAR is a member of the DKK




Kiel Institute for the World Economy

Kiel Institute for the World Economy

IfW is a member of the DKK




Max Planck Institute for Chemistry

Max Planck Institute for Chemistry

MPI-C is a member of the DKK




Max Planck Institute for Meteorology

Max Planck Institute for Meteorology

MPI-M is a member of the DKK




 

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