Boards
Board of Trustees, General Meeting, Advisory Boards

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Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees elects the president of the Goethe-Institut for the duration of four years. The tasks of the Board of Trustees include adopting resolutions for guidelines on the work of the institute and long-term conceptual planning.


Prof. Dr. Christina von Braun, 2nd Vice-President of the Goethe-Institut e. V., cultural scientist, writer, film-maker, Humboldt University in Berlin

Volker Doppelfeld, 1st Vice-President of the Goethe-Institut e.V., Munich

Dr. Ingrid Hamm, Executive Director of Consultants GmbH i.G., Stuttgart

Prof. Dr. h.c. Klaus-Dieter Lehmann, President of the Goethe-Institut e.V., former President of the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation, Munich

Michael Krüger, President of the Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts, Munich

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Raulff, Director of the German Literature Archive, Marbach

Prof. Dr. h.c. mult. Klaus G. Saur, Senator e.h., former Chair of the Management of Walter de Gruyter Verlag, K.G. Saur Verlag and Max Niemeyer Verlag, Berlin

Federal Foreign Office, MinDir Dr. Andreas Görgen, Head of the Department for Culture and Communication, Berlin 

Federal Finance Ministry, MinDirig Dr. Thomas Gerhardt, Head of Subsection II/C Budget, Berlin

Dr. Susanne Baumgart, Goethe-Institut Kairo

Michael Hauke, Goethe-Institut Riga

Arne Schneider, Goethe-Institut Riga

Federal Foreign Office, VLR I Milan Simandl, Head of Division 606, Berlin

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Margret Wintermantel, President of the Deutsche Akademische Austauschdienst (German Academic Exchange Service), Bonn

General Meeting

Members of the Goethe-Institut are selected personages involved in the cultural and social life of the Federal Republic of Germany. At the biannual General Meetings, they discuss conceptual issues of the work of the Goethe-Institut.


Dr. Marion Ackermann, Director General of Staatlichen Kunstsammlungen, Dresden

Nevin Aladag, Artist, Berlin

Prof. Jutta Allmendinger Ph.D., President of the Berlin Social Science Center, Berlin

Prof. Dr. Christina von Braun, 2nd Vice-President of the Goethe-Institut e. V., cultural scientist, writer, film-maker, Humboldt University in Berlin

Uta-Micaela Dürig, Board of Management Robert Bosch Stiftung, Stuttgart

Federal Republic of Germany, represented by the Federal Foreign Office, MinDir Dr. Andreas Görgen, Head of the Department for Culture and Communication, Berlin

Jenny Erpenbeck, writer, Berlin

Volker Doppelfeld, 1st Vice-President of the Goethe-Institut e.V., Munich

Olga Grjasnowa, Writer, Berlin

Prof. Dr. Herwig Guratzsch, former Chair of the Board and Principal Director of the Foundation of Schleswig-Holstein State Museums Schloss Gottorf, Hamburg

Dr. Ingrid Hamm, Executive Director Consultants GmbH i.G., Stuttgart

Dr. Tessen von Heydebreck, Chair of the Board of the Deutsche Bank Foundation, Deutsche Bank AG, Berlin

Prof. Dr. Gesche Joost, Professor at the University of the Arts Berlin; Design Research, Berlin

Prof. Regine Keller, Landscape Architecture and Public Space Technische Universität Munich

Dr. Karl-Ludwig Kley, Chairman of the Supervisory Board E.ON SE, Essen


Michael Krüger, President of the Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts, Munich

Prof. Dr. Norbert Lammert, MP, President of the German Bundestag, Berlin

Prof. Dr. h.c. Klaus-Dieter Lehmann, President of the Goethe-Institut e.V., former President of the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation

Alexander Liebreich, Music Director Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra; Guest professor at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater, Munich

Matthias Lilienthal, Director of the theatre Münchner Kammerspiele, Munich

Martina de Maizière, Executive Director Stiftung Kunst und Musik für Dresden, Social Education Worker, Dresden

Prof. Dr. Susan Neiman, Director of Einstein Forum, Potsdam

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Raulff, Director of the German Literature Archive, Marbach

Prof. Bettina Reitz, President HFF Munich

Prof. Dr. h.c. mult. Klaus G. Saur, Senator e.h., former Chair of the Management of Walter de Gruyter Verlag, K.G. Saur Verlag and Max Niemeyer Verlag, Berlin

Prof. Dr. Oliver Scheytt, KULTUREXPERTEN Dr. Scheytt GmbH, Essen

Arila Siegert, dancer, choreographer and opera director, Berlin

Karl Ernst Tielebier-Langenscheidt, publisher, Munich

Dr. Nike Wagner, intendant and  executive director of Beethovenfest, Bonn

Christina Weiss, State Minister for Culture and Media ret., Berlin

Juli Zeh, writer, Frankfurt

Dr. Susanne Baumgart, Goethe-Institut Kairo

Michael Hauke, Goethe-Institut Riga

Arne Schneider, Goethe-Institut Riga

Dr. Bernd Fabritius, MP, nominated by the parliamentary party CDU/CSU in the German Bundestag, Berlin

Ulla Schmidt, MP, nominated by the parliamentary party SPD in the German Bundestag, Berlin

Dr. Gesine Lötzsch, MP, nominated by the parliamentary party DIE LINKE. in the Germany Bundestag, Berlin

Staatsrat Dr. Michael Voges, representative of the State Governments nominated by the Permanent Conference of the Education Ministers of the States of the Federal Republic of Germany. The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, Division for Education and Vocational Training

MinDir Herbert Püls, representative of the State Governments nominated by the Permanent Conference of the Education Ministers of the States of the Federal Republic of Germany, Head of Division for Cultural Work in Bavaria in the Bavarian State Ministry of Education and Cultural Affairs, Munich

Federal Foreign Office,  VLR I Milan Simandl, Head of Division 606, Berlin

Federal Finance Ministry, MinDirig Dr. Thomas Gerhardt, Head of Subsection II/C Budget, BerlinVLR I Stefan Duppel

Advisory Boards

The task of the Advisory Boards is to provide expert advice to the Goethe-Institut in questions of principles and individual projects.

Specialized Advisory Boards
Ten specialized Advisory Boards meet for this purpose once a year.

Business and Industry Advisory Board
The Business and Industry Advisory Board is made up of leading representatives of German industry and the German Foreign Office. Project and events designed in collaboration aim to present Germany internationally with its interaction between politics, industry and culture.

Committee to the Goethe Medal
Once a year, the Goethe-Institut awards the Goethe Medal, an official decoration of the Federal Republic of Germany. The Committee to the Goethe-Medal consisting of persons from the fields of science, literature, art and theatre pre-selects the awardees which have to be affirmed by the Board of Trustees.


Dr. Marion Ackermann, Director General of Staatlichen Kunstsammlungen, Dresden

Dr. Inke Arns, Artistic director of the Hartware MedienKunstVereins (HMKV9)

Dr. Andreas Beitin, Director of the Ludwig Forum, Aachen

Elke aus dem Moore, Head of Visual Arts Department, Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (Institut for Foreign Cultural Relations – ifa) Stuttgart

Prof. Katharina Grosse, Artist and Professor of Painting at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf

Prof. Dr. Andres Lepik, Director of the Architekturmuseum der Technischen Universität München, Pinakothek der Moderne

Prof. Dr. Klaus Schneider, Director of the Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum, Köln

Gabriele Horn, Director of the KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin

Prof. Thomas Weski, Curator of the Foundation for Photography and Media Art with the Michael Schmidt, Berlin


Representing the Federal Government

VLR I Jens Beiküfner
Federal Foreign Office
Werderscher Markt 1
10117 Berlin
Tel.: 030-1817-262
603-rl@diplo.de


Representing the Board of Trustees of the Goethe-Institute

Prof. Dr. h.c. Klaus-Dieter Lehmann,
President of the Goethe-Institut e.V., Munich


Guest

Dr. Christiane Mennicke-Schwarz, Artistic and managing director, Kunsthaus Dresden

Claudia Bremer, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main

Dr. Marta Doehler-Behzadi, Internationale Bauausstellung Thüringen

Dr. Patrick Föhl, Netzwerk Kulturberatung

Dr. phil. Thomas Hüsken, University of Bayreuth

Dr. Constanze Kurz, Chaos Computer Club

Prof. Dr. Armin Nassehi, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München

Prof. Dr. Claudia Weber, Europa-Universität Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder)

Prof. Dr. Patrizia Nanz, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, Potsdam

Prof. Dr. Andreas Reckwitz, Europa-Universität Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder)

Prof. Dr. Joseph Vogl, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin


Representing the Federal Government

VLR Arvid Enders, Federal Foreign Office, Division 606, Berlin

Representing the Board of Trustees

Prof. Dr. h.c. mult. Klaus G. Saur, Senator e.h., Chair of the Executive Board of Walter de Gruyter Verlag, K.G. Saur Verlag und Max Niemeyer Verlag, Berlin

Stefan Arndt, Producer, co-founder and board member of X-Filme Creative Pool GmbH, Berlin

Dinesh Kumari Chenchanna, ZDFKultur/ 3SAT coordinator, Mainz

Benjamin Heisenberg, Film director, screenwriter, Berlin

Alfred Holighaus, CEO of the German Film Academy, Berlin

Matthias Kremin, Head of the program department culture and science TV, WDR, Cologne

Christiane Peitz, Head of Feuilleton at "Tagesspiegel", Berlin

Ralf Schenk, Film historian, director of the DEFA Foundation, Berlin

Katrin Schlösser, Professor at the Academy of Media Arts, Cologne, and producer, Berlin

Heidi Specogna, Professor at the Baden-Württemberg Film Academy, Stuttgart, and film director, Berlin

Chris Wahl, Film scholar, DFG-Heisenberg-Professor for audio-visual heritage at The Academy of Film and Television "Konrad Wolf", Potsdam


Representing the Federal Government

VLR I Jens Beiküfner, Federal Foreign Office, Division 603, Berlin


Representing the Board of Trustees

Prof. Dr. Christina von Braun, 2nd Vice President of the Goethe-Institut e.V., cultural scientist, author, filmmaker, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Guests

Mariette Rissenbeek, German Films Service & Marketing GmbH, Munich


Dr. Klaus Ceynowa, Deputy Director General of the Bavarian State Library

Jutta Croll, Director of Online Child Protection Centre (I-KiZ), Chairwoman of the board of Digital Opportunities Foundation

Dr. Sonja Grund, Head of Library and Secretary of the Fellows' Club of the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin

Ute Hachmann, Head of City Library Brilon

Petra Hätscher, Director of Communication, Information, Media Centre (KIM) Konstanz 

Dr. Sabine Homilius, Head of City Library Frankfurt am Main

Sven Instinske, Head of Digital Services Bücherhallen Hamburg

Prof. Dr. Klaus Tochtermann, Director of ZBW - German National Library of 

Prof. Cornelia Vonhof, Vice Dean, Faculty of Information and Communication at the Stuttgart Media University  

Christian Rickerts, Permanent secretary at the Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises Berlin


Representing the Federal Government

Jens Beiküfner,  Federal Foreign Office, Division 603, Berlin


Representing the Board of Trustees

Prof. Dr. h.c. mult. Klaus G. Saur, Senator (retired), former Chair of the Executive Board of Walter de Gruyter Verlag, K.G. Saur Verlag and Max Niemeyer Verlag, Berlin

Egon Ammann, publisher, Berlin

Prof. Dr. Aleida Assmann, University of Konstanz, department of literature studies/anglistics

Dr. Jens Bisky, journalist, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Berlin

Prof. Dr. Christina von Braun (chairwoman to the committee), cultural scientist, writer, film-maker, Humboldt University in Berlin

Dr. Ina Hartwig, literature critic, Frankfurt

Ulrich Khuon, director Deutsches Theater, Berlin

Dr. Navid Kermani, writer and orientalist, Köln

Eva Menasse, writer, Berlin

Elisabeth Ruge, author and literature agent, Berlin

Dr. Nike Wagner, Artistic Director of Beethovenfest Bonn


Representative of the Federal Foreign Office

MinDir Dr. Andreas Görgen, Federal Foreign Office, Head of the Department for Culture and Communication, Berlin


Representative of the Board of Trustees

Volker Doppelfeld, 1st Vice-President of the Goethe-Institut e.V., Munich


Representatives of the Goethe-Institut

Prof. Dr. h.c. Klaus-Dieter Lehmann, President of the Goethe-Institut
Johannes Ebert, Secretary General of the Goethe-Institut


Vorsitzende: Frau Dr. Christiane RAABE: Director International Youth Library

Stellvertretender Vorsitzender: Dr. Florian HÖLLERER: Director Literarisches Colloquium Berlin

Friederike BARAKAT: Foreign Rights Director, Carl Hanser Verlag, Munich

Bärbel BECKER: Coordinator International Projects, Frankfurt Book Fair

Dagmar LEUPOLD: Author, Coordinator “Studio Literature and Theatre” at the University of Tübingen.

Georg M. OSWALD: Publisher, Berlin Verlag and Author

Kathrin PASSIG: Journalist, author and translator

Ilija TROJANOW: Author, publisher and translator

Vertreter des Präsidiums des Goethe-Instituts: Michael Krüger: Präsident Bayerische Akademie der Schönen Künste, München

Vertreterin des Auswärtigen Amts, Referat 603: Christine Buchheit

Dr. Steffen Angenendt, Scientist, Foundation science and politics, German Institute for International and Security Affairs, Berlin 

Amir Roughani, Managing Director, VISPIRON GmbH, Munich 

MinDirig Dr. Michael Griesbeck, Directorate V II, Administrative law, Federal Ministry of the Interior

Martin Knapp, Delegate, Delegation of the German economy in Serbia, Macedonia etc., Belgrade, Skopje 

Dr. Stefan Mair, Member of the Executive Board, Federation of German Industries, Berlin 

Mitra Sharifi Neystanak, Chairperson, AGABY, Nuremberg 

Franz Wagner, Federal business manager, German professional association for nursing occupations, Berlin 


Representing the Board of Trustees

Dr. Ingrid Hamm,
Ingrid Hamm Consultants GmbH, Stuttgart 


Representing the Federal Government

Milan Simandl,
Head of division, dpt. 606, Federal Foreign Office, Berlin

Prof. Dr. Bernd Clausen, rector at the College for music Würzburg
 
Prof. Lucas Fels, cellist and professor for chamber music, Musikhochschule Frankfurt
 
Dr. Meret Foster, editorial staff leader for serious music BR-KLASSIK
 
Heiko Hoffmann, editor-in-chief of Groove Magazin, Berlin
 
Christine Lemke-Matwey, music editor at the "Zeit"
 
Reiner Michalke, director of the Kölner Stadtgarten and artistic director of the des mœrs festival
 
Sonja Eismann, chief editor of the "Missy Magazine"
 
Cathy Milliken, musician, composer, script editor
 
Prof. Johannes Schöllhorn, composer, maestro
 
Dr. Margarete Zander, broadcasting company author, journalist
 
Representing the Federal Government
Dirk Schulz, Federal Foreign Office, Division 603, Berlin

Representing the Board of Trustees
Volker Doppelfeld, Deputy Vice President of the Goethe-Institut e.V., Munich

Guest
Prof. Martin Maria Krüger, president of Deutscher Musikrat e.V., Bonn

Prof. Martin Maria Krüger, president of Deutscher Musikrat e.V.
 
Lorenz Overbeck
, managing director of Bundesvereinigung Deutscher Orchesterverbände
 
Dr. Benedikt Holtbernd
, artistic director of Deutscher Musikrat e.V.
 
Prof. Dr. Hans Jaskulsky
, president of Bundesvereinigung Deutscher Chorverbände
 
Dr. Ulrike Liedtke
, chairwoman of the federal music council conference
 

Representing the cultural departement of the Goethe-Institut:

Dr. Joachim Bernauer,
Head of the cultural departement
 

Representing the Federal Government:

Dirk Schulz
, Federal Foreign Office, Division 606, Berlin 

Dr. Hans-Joachim Althaus, g.a.s.t. / TestDaF-Institut, Manager of the society for academic Test development

Prof. Dr. Jannis Androutsopoulos, University of Hamburg, Faculty for humanities, Institute of German studies, Hamburg

Prof. Dr. Christian Fandrych, University of Leipzig, Herder-Institute, Leipzig

Prof. Dr. Ingrid Gogolin, University of Hamburg, Hamburg

Prof. Dr. Hiltraud Casper-Hehne, Georg-August-University of Göttingen, intercultural German studies, Göttingen

Prof. Dr. Udo Ohm, University of Bielefeld, Faculty for linguistics and literature, Bielefeld

Prof. Dr. Michaela Sambanis, Free University of Berlin, Didactics of the English, Berlin

Prof. Dr. Karen Schramm, University of Vienna, Institute of German studies, Vienna

Prof. Dr. Carmen Schier, University for applied sciences Coburg, Coburg

Prof. Dr. Thomas Studer, University of Freiburg, Multilingual facility research and Foreign linguistic didactics, Freiburg


Representing the Federal Government

Gabriela Bennemann, Federal Foreign Office, Berlin


Representing the Goethe-Institut

Dr. Susanne Baumgart, Goethe-Institut


Guests

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Ludwig M. Eichinger, Manager institute of German, Mannheim

Thomas Mayer, Assistant head of government department/ Bavarian state ministry of education and cult, science and art

Christian Müller, Manager of the department of strategy, German Academic Exchange Service, Bonn

Heike Toledo, Federal Administration Office - central department for abroad school system, Federal Administration Office Cologne, Cologne

Barbara Burckhardt, Theatre critic and journalist at the magazine "Theater Heute"

Henning Fangauf, Assistant director of the Kinder- und Jugendtheaterzentrums in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Frankfurt/Main

Florian Malzacher, Artistic director of the festival Impulse (Düsseldorf, Cologne, Mülheim/Ruhr)

Katja Spiess, Artistic director of the Figurentheaterzentrum FITZ in Stuttgart and artistic director of the International Festival for puppet theatre IMAGINALE and journalist of the magazine "double"

Rita Thiele, Chief dramaturge and deputy director at the Deutsches Schauspielhaus, Hamburg

Annemie Vanackere, Director of the Theater Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin

Dr. Marion Victor, Editor at the Verlag der Autoren and assistant chairman of the Verband Deutscher Bühnen- und Medienverlage, Frankfurt

Hasko Weber, Director of the National Theatre Weimar

Dr. Dorion Weickmann, Journalist (Die Zeit, Süddeutsche Zeitung, tanz) with the focus on dance and ballett, Berlin

Christiane Winter, Artistic director of the Festival TANZtheater INTERNATIONAL, Hanover


Representing the Federal Government

VLR I Jens Beiküfner, Auswärtiges Amt, Referat 603, Berlin

Representing the Board of Trustees

Dr. Klaus Dieter Lehmann, President of the Goethe-Institut

Prof. Dr. h.c. Roland Berger, Honorary Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Roland Berger GmbH, Munich

Bernd Eulitz, Member of the Executive Board of Linde AG

Georg Fahrenschon, President, Deutscher Sparkassen- und Giroverband

Ulrich Grillo, Chairman of the Executive Board, Grillo-Werke AG, Vicepresident, Federation of German Industries

Prof. Dr. Dr. E. h. Jochem Heizmann, Member of the Executive Board, Volkswagen AG

Dr. Immanuel Hermreck, Member of the Executive Board, Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA

Dr. Stefan von Holtzbrinck, Chief Executive Officer, Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck

Dr. Christian P. Illek, Member of the Executive Board, Deutsche Telekom AG 

Joe Kaeser, Chairman of the Executive Board, Siemens AG

Johannes Kärcher, Non-executive Chairman of the Board, Kärcher Group

Dr. Karl-Ludwig Kley, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, E.ON SE

Dr. -Ing. E. h. Peter Leibinger, Vice Chairman of the TRUMPF GmbH + Co. KG and President of the Laser Technology and Electronics Division

Kathrin Menges, Member of the Executive Board, Henkel AG & Co.KGaA

Dr. Ariane Reinhart, Member of the Executive Board of Continental AG

Karl von Rohr, Member of the Executive Board, Deutsche Bank AG

Dagmar Sikorski, Managing director of the Sikorski Music Publishing Group and Member of the Supervisory Board of GEMA

Margret Suckale, Member of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF SE

Francois Villeroy de Galhau, Governor of the Banque de France and Member of the Supervisory Bord of Villeroy & Boch Group

Dr. Bettina Volkens, Mitglied Member of the Executive Board, Lufthansa Group

Bettina Würth, Chair of the Würth Group Advisory Board, Würth Group

Matthias Zachert, Chairman of the Executive Board, LANXESS AG

Dr. Reinhard Zinkann, Managing director, Miele Group

Representing the Federal Government

MinDir Dr. Andreas Görgen, Head of the Directorate-General for Culture and Communication at the Federal Foreign Office headquarters


Representing the Board of Trustees

Volker Doppelfeld, Former Chairman of the Supervisory Board of BMW AG and 1st Vice-President of the Goethe-Institut

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