Prof Dr Ulrike Ackermann

Founder and Director

John Stuart Mill Institute for Research on Freedom, Germany

Prof. Dr. Ulrike Ackermann, Political Scientist, Head of the John Stuart Mill Institute for Research on Freedom.

Prof. Dr. Ackermann is the only political scientist with the focus on freedom research in Germany. She studied sociology, political science, German philology, and psychology at Frankfurt University. In 2002 she launched and led the European Forum at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of sciences. In 2008 she was appointed as professor to the chair of political science at the SRH University in Heidelberg with the main focus on freedom research and teaching and has founded and became the Head of the John Stuart Mill Institute in 2009. She is a renowned intellectual and busy in debates.

Selection of her books:

Das Schweigen der Mitte. Wege aus der Polarisierungsfall, Darmstadt 2020 Freedom Index Germany 2012-2017 Editor Stuart Mill, selected works, Vol. 1-5, Hamburg 2012-2016 Eros der Freiheit, Plädoyer für eine radikale Aufklärung, [Eros of freedom, plea for a radical enlightenment], (Stuttgart 2008) Welche Freiheit, Plädoyer für eine offene Gesellschaft [What kind of freedom, plea for an open society] (Hg., Berlin 2007)


Executive Panel Discussion, Opening Keynote

Post-pandemic Global Economic and Social Outlook – Perspectives of Female Leaders

Prof Dr Ulrike Ackermann | John Stuart Mill Institute for Research on Freedom, Germany

Dr Rebecca Harding | Coriolis Technologies, UK

Dr Mareike Ohlberg | The German Marshall Fund of the United States (G|M|F), Germany

Tariye Gbadegesin | ARM Harith Infrastructure Fund, Nigeria