23. ilb 06. – 16.09.2023
Portrait Gesine Schwan
© Ali Ghandtschi

Gesine Schwan

born in Berlin in 1943, is a political scientist and co-founder of the HUMBOLDT-VIADRINA Governance Platform in Berlin. Since 2014 she is the chair of the Basic Value Commission of the German SPD and was nominated as presidential candidate twice. For her social engagement she received the Erich Fromm Prize in 2013; in addition, she is the bearer of the Grand Cross of Merit of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany.