Project Fellows

Working Group: Perspectives for the Future, Respect and Participation

Benjamin Harrington

Community Development Director for the City of Saline, Michigan
US

Christopher McClain

Founder and President of The McClain Corporation
US, Deputy Lead of the Working Group

Colleen Dougherty

Research Officer at the Nowak Metro Finance Lab at Drexel University
US, Lead of the Working Group

Linus Platzer

Policy Officer on Coal Exit and Just Transition at Klima-Allianz Deutschland
GER

Milad Tabesch

Founder and Manager of "Ruhrpott für Europa“ Project / Sponsored talent at JoinPolitics
GER

Viktoria Bechstein

Special Advisor to the State Minister and Commissioner for East Germany at the German Federal Chancellery
GER

Working Group: Climate, Work and Innovation

Elisabeth Winter

Program Director Global Markets and Social Justice at Bundeskanzler-Helmut-Schmidt-Stiftung (BKHS)
US

Friedrich Opitz

Program Director at the German-American Institute Saxony
GER, Lead of the Working Group

Kira Vinke

Head of the Center for Climate and Foreign Policy at the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP)
GER, Deputy Lead of the Working Group

Nicholas Courtney

Team Lead for the Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program at the U.S. Department of Commerce
US

Vera Gohla

Policy Advisor for Economic and Structural Policy at the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation (FES)
GER

Whitney Terrill

Environmental Justice Organizer at the Sierra Club North Star Chapter
US

Sounding Board

Bill Peduto

Former Mayor of Pittsburgh
US

Bob King

Former Union Leader and President United Auto Workers
US

Bria Scudder

Deputy Governor for Public Safety, Infrastructure, Environment and Energy State of Illinois
US

Cathryn Clüver Ashbrook

Senior Advisor Bertelsmann Foundation
GER/US

Fiona Hill

Senior Fellow Brookings Institute
US

Patrizia Nanz

Vice President German Federal Office for the Safety of Nuclear Waste Management
GER

Thomas Kralinski

State Secretary Saxon State Ministry of Economics, Labor and Transport
GER

Project Consortium

Neel Brown

Managing Director, The Progressive Policy Institute
US

Samuel Kling

Fellow & Director of Global Cities Research, Chicago Council on Global Affairs
US

Jeffrey Anderson

Professor, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service and Department of Government at Georgetown University
US

John Austin

Director, Michigan Economic Center
US

Florian Ranft

Member of the Management Board and Head of Green New Deal
GER

Project Team

Florian Ranft

Member of the Management Board and Head of Green New Deal
GER

Axel Ruppert

Project Manager
GER

Sandra Rath

Junior Project Manager
GER

Rachel Stieb

Junior Project Manager
GER