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Frederic Hanusch


Frederic is a fellow at THE NEW INSTITUTE in Hamburg and co-convener of the Earth System Governance Project’s Working Group on Democracy. He is also co-founder and scientific manager of the “Panel on Planetary Thinking” at Justus Liebig University Giessen. Considering the stimulating science-art interface, he initiated the “Planetary Scholars and Artists in Residence Program”. His own research revolves around the intersections of democracy and planetary change. Frederic is working on “The Politics of Deep Time” which explores how planetary temporalities can be politically institutionalized, and “The Planetary Condition” which develops the notion of an emerging planetary paradigm, both under contract with Cambridge University Press in the Earth System Governance Elements series. Before joining Giessen University, Frederic received his PhD from the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities (KWI) in Essen and worked for the German Advisory Council on Global Change for the German Government (WBGU) in Berlin where he contributed to various policy-oriented reports. Afterwards, he was a research group leader at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) in Potsdam. Throughout his academic career, he has received several scholarships, including that of the International Council of Canadian Studies for his visiting fellowship at the School of the Environment of the University of Toronto.

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