Andreas Bummel (Chair)
Andreas Bummel is a co-founder of KDUN and has been the Committee’s chairman and chief executive since its establishment in 2003. He is the director of the international Campaign for a UN Parliamentary Assembly which was initiated by the Committee in 2007. He was trained in business administration, took law courses at Johannes-Gutenberg-University in Mainz and worked at a management consultancy firm. Since 1998 he has been serving as a Council Member of the World Federalist Movement-Institute for Global Policy in New York. He is a fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science. www.bummel.org
Dr. Claudia Kissling (Vice-Chair)
Dr. Claudia Kissling is a co-founder of KDUN and has been a member of KDUN’s board since the Committee’s establishment. Until 2008 she shared responsibility in the organization’s management and has been serving as vice-chair of the board until 2012 and again since 2016. She studied international relations at the Institute Universitaire de Hautes Etudes Internationales in Geneva and did her PhD at the Law Faculty of University of Potsdam. She previously worked at the German Bundestag, the Inter-Parliamentary Union, the University of Bremen’s Collaborative Research Center “Transformations of the State”, and at Freie Universität Berlin. Since 2012 she is Managing Director of Marburg University Research Academy at Philipps-Universität Marburg.
Peter Spiegel (Vice-Chair)
Peter Spiegel is a co-founder of KDUN and a member of KDUN’s board since the Committee’s establishment. He is Director of Genisis, Institute for Social Business and Impact Strategies in Berlin. Mr. Spiegel studied sociology at the University of Regensburg. From 2002 to 2005 he was Secretary-General of the Club of Budapest International. He has published more than 20 books on the global economic order, climate policy, education and social business. Mr. Spiegel is chief organizer of the annual “Vision Summit” in Berlin.
Annette Ahme has been a member of the Committee for a Democratic United Nations (KDUN) since 2011. She studied history and linguistics at the Technical University of Berlin and was involved in many local initiatives, in particular Gesellschaft Historisches Berlin, Max-Liebermann-Gesellschaft, and Zille-Gesellschaft. From 1985 to 1987 she was a member of Berlin’s House of Representatives. She was elected to KDUN’s board in 2016.
Friedrich Brandi has been an Associate of the Committee for a Democratic United Nations (KDUN) since 2010 and is a member of KDUN’s board since 2012. From 2012 to 2016 he was the Committee’s Vice-Chair. In the past he has been an active member of the Berlin-based student initiative of the United Nations Association Germany (UNi-Gruppe der DGVN), the European Alternatives, the global democracy initiative Egality and of the student initiative Aiesec/IAESTE. Mr. Brandi studied industrial engineering at the Technical University of Berlin and is currently working as a management consultant.
Dr. Maja Brauer
Dr. Maja Brauer is a co-founder of KDUN and has been a member of KDUN’s board since the Committee’s establishment. She has studied philosophy and political sciences. Her PhD dealt with world federalism as a model for a global societal order. She did a traineeship as a journalist and then specialized on economic questions and capital markets. Dr. Brauer was active as a financial manager at an investment company in Frankfurt am Main.
Dr. Rasmus Tenbergen
Rasmus Tenbergen is a negotiation advisor for companies, political organizations and individuals and a global democracy activist. He has co-founded and supported several initiatives in the field, for example the World Parliament Experiment and the Global Week of Action for a World Parliament. He studied political science and public management at the FU Berlin and the Harvard Kennedy School. His political experience includes a. o. being co-opted by former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl to the national board of the governing party (CDU). He also worked as a lecturer in leadership development and negotiation analysis for the Universities of Bonn, Erfurt and Leipzig. He’s a member of KDUN’s board since 2014. www.rasmus-tenbergen.de