Dr. Maja Göpel


Berlin Office
Maja Göpel
+49 30 2887458-23
+49 30 2887458-40

Education and Academic Training

  • Studies in Media-Planning, -Developing- and Consulting at Universities of Siegen (Germany), Sevilla (Spain) and Fribourg (Switzerland)
  • 2001 Diploma Media and Communications
  • 2002 - 2006 PhD student at Universities of Hamburg, Kassel (Germany) and York (Toronto, Canada)
  • 2007 PhD in Political Economy

Professional Experience

  • 2002 - 2006 Volunteer in International Programmes, Friends of the Earth Germany
  • 2006 - 2008 Campaign Manager Climate/Energy, World Future Council, Hamburg
  • 2008 - 2012 Director Future Justice, World Future Council, Brussels

Research Focus

  • Globalization and Sustainability
  • Future Just Economies and Wealthconcepts
  • Transdisciplinary System-Transformation Research
  • Long-term Governance and Rights of Future Generations


  • 2002 - 2004 Lecturer at the Institute Political Sciences and European Studies at University of Hamburg
  • 2014 Lecturer in Master programme Strategic Sustainability Management at University for Sustainability Eberswalde
  • 2014 Lecturer in Master programme Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at University of Witten-Herdecke


  • Full Member Club of Rome
  • Member of the Balaton Group - a global network for collaboration on systems and sustainability
  • Since 2010 Member of the Scientific Advisory Body terre des hommes, Germany
  • Since 2013 Member of the Scientific Advisory Body Development and Peace Foundation, Germany
  • Since 2013 Trustee der Foundation for Democracy and Sustainable Development, UK
  • Founding member of the Institut Solidarische Moderne, Germany
  • Member Smart CSOs Initiative


  • Panel of Experts, EU Joint Programming Initiative on Climate
  • Book reviews, Earthscan, Routledge
  • Paper reviews, Journal Ecology and Society