Happy Birthday, Lothar Brock!

In honour of the 70th birthday of its long-term researcher PRIF organized a symposium

On 30 January, Prof. Dr Lothar Brock turned 70 years. In his honour PRIF organized a small but mighty symposium under the title „Scherenschnitt. Entwicklung, Frieden und Internationale Politik bei Lothar Brock“ (Silhouette. Development, Peace, and International Politics in Lothar Brock’s Work) with high-ranking, international companions and scholars reflecting and paying tribute to his oevre.


Lothar Brock belongs to the leading German researchers in the field of “development and peace”. For a long period he has been dealing with the topics of “world society” and “governance”. For many years Lothar Brock has been a strong advocate for the principle of “peace through the rule of law”. Since 1979, he has been a professor for International Relations at Frankfurt University. Here as well as with PRIF, he is still “on duty” even though he had actually retired in 2004. Nevertheless, he supervises graduation theses, conducts examinations, holds seminars and lectures with a considerable number of students, gives papers to international scientific conferences, and publishes a great deal. From 1981 to 2005 Lothar Brock  was Head to one of PRIF’s research departments as whom he contributed considerably to PRIF’s successful evaluation in 2004 that finally lead to PRIF’s inclusion into the Leibniz Association at he beginning of 2009. Also for many years he has been engaged as chair of the “Kammer für Entwicklung und Umwelt der Evangelischen Kirche Deutschlands (EKD)“ (Chamber for Development and Environment of the Protestant Church of Germany). Lothar Brock is highly appreciated and well-liked as a researcher and as a person. We congratulate him on his birthday!


In charge of the symposium were Dr Nicole Deitelhoff (PRIF and Bremen University) and Prof. Dr Mathias Albert (Bielefeld University). For the program of the  symposium „Scherenschnitt. Entwicklung, Frieden und Internationale Politik bei Lothar Brock“ as a PDF-download please click here.


Please find further information about Prof. Dr. Lothar Brock at the web site of Frankfurt University and his personal page at PRIF's web site.