Frederic Hanusch holds a M.A. in political science, philosophy and sociology from Heidelberg University and did his Dr. phil. at the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities in Essen, Germany. Besides, he worked at the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU) and was a visiting scholar at the University of Toronto. Thereafter, he was research group leader of “Democratic (Re)Configurations” at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) in Potsdam. Currently, he is scientific coordinator of the “Panel on Planetary Thinking” at Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany. He researches the interrelations of democratic and planetary change with a current focus on time.