Advisory board

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. Anton Escher (Chair)

Geographisches Institut, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

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Prof. Dr. Bettina Dennerlein (Deputy Chair)

Orientalisches Seminar, Universität Zürich

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Prof. Dr. Nadje Al-Ali

Watson Institute for Policy and International Affairs & Department of Anthropology, Brown University

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Prof. Dr. Claudia Derichs

Institut für Politikwisseschaft, Philipps-Universität Marburg


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. Christian Lange

Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Universiteit Utrecht

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Prof. Dr. Sonja Mejcher-Atassi

Faculty of Arts and Sciences, American University of Beirut