Our new Board of Directors at a glance

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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.

About

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”.

Twitter: @MichaelMiebach

About

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”.

About

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.

Facebook: Katarina Niewiedzial / Berlin Commissioner for Integration and Migration

About

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.


Read the full profiles on our German webpage.

Authors

Michael Miebach

Member of the Board
Michael Miebach is member of the Board and 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

Second Chair
Judith Siller is the Second 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 been working on the topics European Union as well as Monetary, Economic and Social Union. She serves as an editor for the magazine "polar".

Katarina Niewiedzial

Member of the Board
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. From 2007 to 2014, she led Das Progressive Zentrum as the founding executive director. Katarina Niewiedzial studied political science and economics in Berlin, Limerick (Ireland) and Oldenburg.

Thomas Kralinski

Member of the Board
Thomas Kralinski is Member of the Board and 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 and State Secretary for Federal Affairs, Media, Digitalisation and International Relations for the government of the German state of Brandenburg.

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