Luise Schorn-Schütte is Professor of General Modern History with a special focus on the Early Modern Period at the Goethe University Frankfurt. Her research concentrations include the history of political communication in Europe in the early modern age, the theory of historical science and the history of science in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Thomas Gutman is Director of the Institute for Legal Philosophical Research at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster. He focuses on the areas of legal theory and philosophy, basic questions of medical law, medical ethics and biopolitics, the theory of private law, law and social theory and inheritance law.
Hans-Joachim Freund was appointed as a Scientific Member and Director of the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society in Berlin in 1996, where he has led the department “Chemical Physics” since then. He looks at the physics and chemistry of solid surfaces, the structure and dynamics of oxide surfaces, model systems for heterogeneous catalysis, and nanostructures and clusters.
Werner Raub is Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology at Utrecht University, Netherlands and at the Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology (ICS) at the Universities of Groningen, Utrecht and Nijmegen, Netherlands. His research fields include theoretical sociology and organisational studies as well as business sociology and sociology of the family. The primary aim of his work is to systematically integrate theoretical models and empirical research in sociology.
Bettina Schöne-Seifert is licensed and holds a doctorate in human medicine with a habilitation in philosophy. She has held the chair for medical ethics at the University of Münster since 2003 and was a member of the National and German Ethics Council from 2001 to 2010. Her main area of work is medical ethics with a focus on questions of the theoretical basis of bioethics, euthanasia, genome editing and patient autonomy as well as ethical and epistemological questions on dealing with alternative medicine.