Adivsory board of the Peace Academy

In order to support the work of the Peace Academy Rhineland-Palatinate, an advisory board consisting of people from academia and civil society was formed. Its tasks include advising the managing director of the Peace Academy on the strategic direction of the institution and on cooperation with partners at the regional, national and international level. Following from a suggestion of the Association of Friends and Supporters and the director of the Peace Academy, the university president appointed as members of the advisory board in December 2020:


1st ChairwomanDr. Melanie Müller (German Institute for International and Security Affairs, Berlin)
2nd ChairmanChristian Sterzing (Chairman of the Association of Friends and Supporters of the Peace Academy, former member of the German parliament 'Bundestag', Edenkoben)
Further advisory board members

For the field of science:

  • Dr. Claudia Baumgart-Ochse (Researcher, Peace Research Institute, Frankfurt (HFSK))
  • Prof. Dr. Siegmar Schmidt (Professor for International Relations, University Koblenz-Landau, Campus Landau)
  • Prof. Dr. Christoph Weller (Professor for Political Science and Peace and Conflict Studies, University Augsburg)


For the civil society:

  • Christine Hoffmann (General Secretary pax christi, Berlin)
  • Markus Pflüger (Mobile counseling against right-wing extremism, Trier)
  • Dr. Katrin Rehak-Nitsche (member of the state parliament Rhineland-Palatinate, Germersheim)