Boards of the Foundation

Executive Board

The Executive Board of the Federal Chancellor Willy Brandt Foundation consists of three members who are appointed by the Board of Trustees for terms of four years. They guide the tasks of the Foundation and carry out decisions of the Board of Trustees. A full-time Executive Director assists the Board in carrying out his current responsibilities.
Members of the sixth Executive Board (term Oct. 2015 - Oct. 2019) are:

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schöler (chairman)
Prof. Dr. Dieter Dowe
Prof. Dr. Axel Schildt

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees of the Foundation consists of five members who are appointed by the Federal President of the Federal Republic of Germany for a term of five years. The Board appoints the members of the Executive Board and decides all fundamental questions which concern the Foundation's functions. On October 8, 2015, Federal President Joachim Gauck appointed the members of the fifth Board of Trustees (serving 2015-2020).
Members of the 5th Board of Trustees are:

President (ret.) of the German Bundestag Dr. h. c. Wolfgang Thierse (chairman)
   Alternate: Federal Minister (ret.) Gerd Walter
Undersecretary of State (ret.) Dr. Jürgen Burckhardt (vice-chairman)
   Alternate: Prof. Dr. Friedhelm Boll
Prof. Dr. Brigitte Seebacher
   Alternate: Harry Scholz M.A.
Prof. Dr. Peter Brandt
   Alternate: Prof. Dr. Dr. Franz-Joseph Brüggemeier
Minister President (ret.) Dr. Bernhard Vogel
   Alternate: Ruprecht Polenz

International Advisory Board

Prof. Dr. Stefan Berger, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Prof. Rainer Burchardt, Universität Kiel
PD Dr. Izabela A. Dahl, University of Örebro
Prof. Dr. Corine Defrance, Sorbonne University, Paris
Prof. Dr. Alexander Gallus, Technische Universität Chemnitz
Prof. Dr. Liz Harvey, University of Nottingham
PD Dr. Kirsten Heinsohn, Universität Hamburg
Prof. Dr. Klaus Larres, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Prof. Dr. Martin Lücke, Freie Universität Berlin
Prof. Dr. Paul Nolte, Freie Universität Berlin
Prof. Dr. Kiran Klaus Patel, University of Maastricht          
Prof. Dr. Elke Seefried, Institut für Zeitgeschichte München-Berlin
Prof. Dr. Detlef Siegfried, University of Copenhagen
Prof. Dr. Dietmar Süß, Universität Augsburg
Dr. habil. Dariusz Wojtaszyn, University of Wroclaw


The President of the Board of Governors, Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schöler
Federal President Christian Wulff appointed the members of the fourth Board of Trustees, October 2011
Members of the International Advisory Board at their annual meeting in the Willy-Brandt-Haus Lübeck, 2015.