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Prof. Dr. Claus Dierksmeier

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Prof. Dr. Claus Dierksmeier

Professor Claus Dierksmeier is Academic Director of the Humanistic Management Center. In Spring 2012 he was appointed Director of the newly founded Global Ethic Institute at the University of Tübingen, an offshoot of the impactful Global Ethic Foundation.

His academic work (several books and numerous articles in English, German, and Spanish) is centered on political, economic, and religious philosophy with a particular focus on the theories of freedom and responsibility. Before moving to the US in 2002, Claus worked as an Assistant Professor for Philosophy at the University of Jena, Germany, and as a Visiting Professor and Research Fellow in Spain, Uruguay and Argentina. His teaching focus is on business ethics, political philosophy as well as globalization ethics. In addition to his undergraduate teaching in Boston, he gives executive and graduate courses in CSR, economic philosophy, and humanistic management in Berlin (Humboldt-Viadrina Governance School, Steinbeis Universität) and Barcelona (IQS, Universitat Ramon Llull).

Claus Dierksmeier is working as a strategy consultant both in politics and business, e.g. for the Strategy Institute of the Boston Consulting Group. Within the Humanistic Management Center he focuses mostly on questions of Corporate Social Responsibility in the age of globality and spearheads its efforts toward the development of a new philosophical paradigm of humanistic economics. He has is the editor of several books in the Humanism in Business Series by our sister organization, the Humanistic Management Network.

Claus Dierksmeier can be reached at

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