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Dr. Hans VORLÄNDER Full Professor and Chair of Political Theory and History of Political Thought; Director, Center for the Study of Constitutionalism and Democracy; Director, Mercator Forum Migration and Democracy, Technical University, Dresden


 Hans Vorländer, born 1954 in Wuppertal, Germany, studied Law, Political Science and Philosophy at the Universities of Bonn and Geneva. He got his Ph. D. degree from the University of Bonn in 1980. Vorländer was a Research Associate and Kennedy Memorial Fellow at Harvard University (Cambridge, Mass./USA). He taught at the University of Frankfurt/Main and at the University of Essen. Since 1993 he has been Full Professor of Political Science at the University of Dresden and Chair for Political Theory and the History of Political Thought. Vorländer was Visiting Professor at the Universities of Paris, Turin, Bologna and Mexico City. From 2001 until 2003 Vorländer was President of the German Association of Political Science. He was Chairman of the Scientific Council of the German Federal Agency for Civic Education from 2001 to 2005. He is Director both of the Center for the Study of Constitutionalism and Democracy and the Research Center ‘Mercator Forum of Migration and Democracy’. Vorländer has a long record of political consulting and media appearances, both in print and audio-visual media. He is a member of many international Editorial and Advisory Boards and of the Expert Council of German Foundations on Integration and Migration.