Managing Director of the DKK
Since 2012 Marie-Luise Beck is the Managing Director of the DKK. Before, she worked at the Freie Universität Berlin on a research project about aspects of risk, safety and security called „Forschungsforum Öffentliche Sicherheit”. There she was responsible for operating occasions of communication between scientists and stakeholders from politics and businesses. From 2000 to 2009 she worked at the German Bundestag being research assistant and office manager for a number of Members of Parliament. During this period she managed the launch of the parliamentary initiative “Zukunftsforum Öffentliche Sicherheit”, registered as an association since 2009, and regularly meeting at the German Bundestag up to now. Presently, she is member of the management board of the Zukunftsforum. She graduated with Staatsexamen (equivalent to MA) from Biology, German Literature and Pedagogics at the Philipps University, Marburg. She is co-author of the Green paper on „Risiken und Herausforderungen für die Öffentliche Sicherheit in Deutschland“ (2008), on „Sicherheit 2025“ (2012) with a contribution on systemic risks and of the DKK position paper “Future prospects for Climate research 2015 to 2025” (2015).
Antonia Scholz is our Management Assistant since May 2015. Before, she was the Assistant to the Heads of various Research Departments at the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, Leibniz Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity Science. She successfully completed her bachelor’s degree in “European Management” with a thesis on corporate social responsibility in a European and international context. During her studies she also completed an internship at the human rights organization Survival International in London. After gaining her degree, she temporarily traveled through Europe and Asia and worked as a voluntary English teacher.
Media and Public Relations
Since mid-September 2016, Elisabeth Weidinger is the new contact for Press and Public Relations at the DKK. The studied communication scientist switched from the Cluster of Excellence CliSAP at the University of Hamburg to Berlin. Among other things, she was responsible for the dossier on the World Climate Conference in Paris, the online game 'StadtklimaArchitekt' and the introduction of the CEN Twitter account. As a freelance journalist, she has worked for various print magazines and online media for over eight years, including Spiegel Online, Zeitcampus and Freitag. She takes over the position of Eva Söderman.
Stefanie Trümper has been a research fellow at the DKK since November 2018 and is responsible for the organization and conception of the K3 congress on climate change, communication and society. Previously, she was a postdoctoral researcher in a project on digital innovations in higher education at Hamburg University of Technology and worked for the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences in the operational coordination of the Hamburg Open Online University. In 2016 she completed her PhD in Media and Communication Studies on "Sustainable Memory in Journalism" at the University of Hamburg. There she taught and researched for more than six years as a research associate at the Institute of Journalism and Communication Science as well as in CliSAP – the climate excellence cluster. Stefanie Trümper studied media culture at the University of Bremen and journalism at the City University of Applied Sciences in Bremen.
Johanna Hoffmann is supporting the DKK since March 2018 as a student assistant. She is finishing the English Master program “Global Change Geography” at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HU), which focuses on anthropogenic impacts on the earth system with a special emphasis on climate change. She graduated from her Bachelor studies with Geography as major (Humboldt-University) and Ecological and Environmental Planning as minor subject (Technical University) and spent two semesters abroad in Santiago de Chile. Previously she worked at the Geographic Institute at HU and is voluntarily committed to projects of waste prevention and sustainable living.
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