Advisory Board

The advisory board of the Orient-Institut Beirut advises the institute on scientific questions, especially concerning the working programme, and advises the board of trustees of the DGIA on matters concerning the institute. The advisory board gives suggestions to fill the position of the institute’s directorate and gives advice on the employment of the academic personnel.

Currently, the advisory board includes the following members:

Prof. Dr. Claudia Derichs (Chair)

IAAW - Transregionale Südostasienstudien, Humbolt-Universität zu Berlin



Prof. Dr. Christian Lange (Deputy Chair)

Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Universiteit Utrecht

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Prof. Dr. Thomas Demmelhuber

Institute for Political Science, Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

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Prof. Dr. Tim Epkenhans

Orientalisches Seminar, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg

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Prof. Dr. Beatrice Gründler

Seminar for Semitic and Arabic Studies, Freie Universität Berlin

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Prof. Dr. Verena Klemm

Orientalisches Institut, Universität Leipzig

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Prof. Dr. Birgit Krawietz

Institute of Islamic Studies, Freie Universität Berlin

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