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Seyran ATES Lawyer, Rechtsanwaltskanzlei Seyran Ates; Managing Director, Ibn Rushd-Goethe Moschee GmbH, Berlin

CV

1983-1995 Law Studies, Freie Universität Berlin (Interruption 1984-1990)
1995-1997 Traineeship, Court of Appeal, Berlin
1997-2006 Self-employed Lawyer, Berlin
since 2003 Author, Berlin
2006-2007 Freelance Writer, Berlin
2007-2009 Independent Lawyer; Author, Berlin
since 2009 Author, Berlin
2009-2011 Managing Director, Fimas Finanzmanagement GmbH & Co KG, Berlin
2011 Managing Director, Hausverwaltung SOWA-CASA GmbH, Berlin
since 2010 Lawyer, Berlin
since 2017 Managing Director, Ibn Rushd-Goethe Moschee, Berlin

Memberships

Member of the Advisory Council of DEGEWO
Member of the Board of Trustees of the Humanist Association (Humanistischen Verbandes-HVD)
Member in the society for the promotion of the Magnus Hirschfeld Foundation
Member of the Board of Trustees of the Johann Philipp Palm Human Rights Award

Publications

Große Reise ins Feuer, Rowohlt Verlag, Berlin, 2003
Der Multikulti-Irrtum: Wie wir in Deutschland besser zusammenleben können, Ullstein Verlag, Berlin, 2007
Der Islam braucht eine sexuelle Revolution: Eine Streitschrift, Ullstein Verlag, Berlin, 2009
Wahlheimat - Warum ich Deutschland lieben möchte, Ullstein Verlag, 2012
Selam, Frau Imamin - Wie ich in Berlin eine liberale Moschee gründete, Ullstein Verlag, 2017

Awards

2016 Rainbow Award 2016, from the gay-lesbian street festival committee
2014 Order of Merit 1. Class, presented personally by the Federal President Gauck
2012 Respect Prize 2012, from the Alliance Against Homophobia (Bündins gegen Homophobie)
2007 Human Rights Prize of the Ingrid to Solms Foundation