Dirk Messner is a political scientist and development economist. In 2003 he became director of the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) in Bonn. He has been a member of the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU) since 2004 and was elected vice chair in 2009. Since 2013, Messner has also been the co-director of the Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research in Duisburg. His areas of specialization include globalization and global governance, global environmental change/climate change and impacts on international development, systemic competitiveness, as well as China and India as drivers of global change.
Messner, Dirk / Silke Weinlich (eds.) (2016): Global cooperation and the human factor in international relations. London: Routledge