Dirk Messner

Dirk Messner

Director

German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)

Biography

Prof. Messner is a political scientist and economist who is the Director of the German Development Institute, Bonn, Germany. He is also the Professor for Political Science at the University Duisburg-Essen. Apart from these, he is also a Member of the German Advisory Council on Global Change and the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development. His areas of specialization include global environmental change/ climate change and impacts on international development; systemic competitiveness; and China and India as drivers of global change.

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