The WZB Berlin Social Science Center has been tasked with implementing the administrative operations for the 2022 GEAC by the German Chancellery (Bundeskanzleramt). The GEAC Secretariat brings together the diverse expertise of talented WZB staff and external collaborators to provide the best possible research, communications, and project management support in the service of the GEAC’s mission.
Prof. Dr. h.c. Jutta Allmendinger, PhD is the chair of this year’s GEAC under the German G7 presidency. She was previously a member of the UK’s 2021 GEAC. Dr. Allmendinger is President of the WZB Berlin Social Science Center and Professor at Humboldt University Berlin. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Federal Cross of Merit, First Class, the Communicator Prize and the Schader Prize. She is active on numerous advisory boards in Germany and abroad, such as the supervisory board of Berlin’s BSR Department of Sanitation and the editorial board of the weekly DIE ZEIT. In 2021, she was appointed by Pope Francis to the Pontificial Academy of Social Sciences.
Michelle Boden is a Scientific Officer with the President’s Research Group at the WZB and provides research, writing and project management support to the GEAC. She has previously provided support to Jutta Allmendinger in the work of the 2021 UK GEAC. Michelle recently completed a Master’s Degree in Social Science from Humboldt University with a focus on gender equality and social inequality.
Pauline Cremer is a freelance graphic designer and illustrator from Berlin. She visualizes complex topics in a humorous and playful way, which are used for the website, social media and the upcoming GEAC report. She is currently studying Communication Design at the University of Applied Sciences in Potsdam and also studied at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem for one year.
Rut Ferner has been an assistant in the Presidential Office of the WZB since 2016. Further to supporting the administrative work of GEAC she coordinates the public lectures of Prof. Allmendinger.
Miriam Godefroid has been Jutta Allmendinger’s executive assistant since 2007. She provides essential administrative support to Dr. Allmendinger’s work with the GEAC and other professional obligations.
Frederic Jage-Bowler is GEAC’s press officer and provides support in content management, public relations and social media activities. Frederic holds a Master’s Degree in Sociology from Free University Berlin.
Mario Kreuzer is a student assistant at GEAC. As part of the design team, he is responsible for a variety of tasks, including social media logos, infographics, and the 2022 GEAC report. Mario is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Visual Communication with Focus on Information Design at Berlin University of the Arts (UdK).
Johanna Schleyer is a Scientific Officer with the President’s Research Group at the WZB and provides research, writing and project management support to the GEAC. She is about to graduate from law school in Hamburg with a focus on public international law.
Miriam Seith is a student assistant at GEAC. As part of the design team, she is responsible for a variety of tasks, including social media logos, infographics, and the 2022 GEAC report. Miriam is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Visual Communication with Focus on Information Design at Berlin University of the Arts (UdK).
Dr. Laurie Silverberg is a Scientific Officer with WZB Office of the President and provides research, writing, and project management support to the GEAC. She holds a PhD in Music History and has spent more than a decade as administrative director to programs in the humanities, social sciences, and medicine at the University of Wisconsin.
Dr. Harald Wilkoszewski is Head of Communications and Spokesman of the WZB. He brings to GEAC years of experience in matters of public relations and external communications.