Prof. Dr. Claus Dierksmeier

Professor for Globalization Ethics at the University of Tübingen and former director of the Global Ethic Institute


Prof. Dr. Claus Dierksmeier is Professor for Globalization Ethics at the University of Tübingen in Germany. His areas of expertise and academic work include political, economic, and religious philosophy with a particular focus on the theories of freedom and responsibility in the age of globality. From 2012 to 2018 he was also Director of the Global Ethic Institute in Tübingen. From 2002-2012 he taught at Stonehill College in Easton/Boston, Massachusetts. He is, among other things, a member of the research group "Ethics in Action for Sustainable and Integral Development", convened by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network/UN-SDSN, as well as a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the HMN (Humanistic Management Network). From his extensive scientific work, two monographs are particularly noteworthy: "Qualitative Freedom - Autonomy in Cosmopolitan Responsibility"; Springer, Heidelberg / New York 2019 and “Reframing Economic Ethics - The Philosophical Foundations of Humanistic Management”. London / New York: Palgrave Macmillan Publishers, 2016.

Dierksmeier's works can be accessed online via the two following links: