Das Progressive Zentrum has a new Board of Directors: Michael Miebach, founder of the think tank and longtime board member was elected as Chair for the first time. Tobias Dürr is passing him the baton after resigning after 12 years of successful and groundbreaking work. The Deputy Chair is Judith Siller, who will bring new perspectives to Das Progressive Zentrum. Additionally, the Board of Directors includes the Commissioner for Integration and Migration of the State of Berlin, Katarina Niewiedzial, as well as the former Head of the Brandenburg State Chancellery, Thomas Kralinski.
Michael Miebach is the new Chair and has been a Co-Founder of Das Progressive Zentrum. He studied Political Science at the universities of Göttingen and Berlin, as well as European Social Policy at the London School of Economics. Until 2017, he served as Co-Editor-in-Chief of the magazine “Berliner Republik”. He works as a policy advisor at the German national parliament “Bundestag”.
Judith Siller is the Deputy Chair of Das Progressive Zentrum. She studied Economics at the University of Potsdam. Judith Siller lived in England, Chile and France. For many years, she has worked on the topics of the European Union and the development of the Monetary, Economic and Social Union. She serves as an editor for the magazine “polar”.
Katarina Niewiedzial is a Member of the Board of Das Progressive Zentrum. She serves as the Commissioner for Integration and Migration of the State of Berlin. Previously, she was Das Progressive Zentrum’s Executive Director. Katarina Niewiedzial studied Political Science and Economics in Berlin, Limerick (Ireland) and Oldenburg.
Thomas Kralinski is a new Member of the Board and a Co-Founder of Das Progressive Zentrum. He studied Political Science, Economics and East European Studies at the universities of Leipzig and Manchester. For the past several years, he served as Head of the State Chancellery as well as the State Secretary for Federal Affairs, Media, Digitalisation and International Relations for the German State of Brandenburg.
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