Claus Leggewie

Claus Leggewie is a political scientist who holds the Ludwig Boerne Chair at the University of Giessen (Germany). In 2021, he was Honorary Fellow at the Thomas Mann House in Pacific Palisades. He taught European Studies at New York University and was awarded the Sander Prize for outstanding contributions to the academic relationship between the German-speaking world and the United States. He is particularly interested in how to stop the democratic regression of liberal societies and how they can deal effectively with climate change and species extinction. He is the initiator of the Panel on Planetary Thinking. Recent publications include No Representation Without Consultation: A Citizen's Guide to Participatory Democracy (with Patrizia Nanz, 2019) and Chittagong Shipwreck (2022).