Minster for Federal Affairs, Europe and the Media of North Rhine-Westphalia


MessnerProf Dr Dirk Messner is political scientist and economist and has been director of the German Development Institute/Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) in Bonn since 2003. Furthermore, he is Professor for Political Science at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Vice Chair of the German Advisory Council on Global Change to the German Federal Government and member of the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED). His areas of expertise include globalisation and global governance, global environmental or climate change and impacts on international development, systemic competitiveness as well as China and India as drivers of global change.

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