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Dominic Bonfiglio studied philosophy and art history at the Johns Hopkins University and at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, where he received the master's thesis prize of the Carl-und-Max-Schneider-Stiftung. In addition to his work at the Einstein Forum, he translates books into English, most recently Jan Philipp Reemtsma's Trust and Violence (2012).

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Mischa Gabowitsch was born in Moscow in 1977. He holds a BA from Oxford University and a PhD in Contemporary History and Area Studies (2007) from the Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales in Paris, where he was also visiting student at the Ecole normale supérieure. He was the first Albert Einstein Fellow at the Einstein Forum and, from 2007 to 2010, a Cotsen Post-Doctoral Fellow and Lecturer in Sociology at Princeton University’s Society of Fellows in Liberal Arts. His doctoral dissertation (written in French) was entitled The Specter of Fascism: Russian Nationalism and Its Opponents, 1987-2007. From 2002 to 2006, he edited a Moscow-based journal entitled Neprikosnovenny zapas: Debates on Politics and Culture. He was the founding editor-in-chief of Laboratorium: Russian Review of Social Research, a peer-reviewed journal published in Russian and English in Saint Petersburg, and remains on its advisory board. He was also a member of the advisory board of kultura, an online periodical on Russian culture published at Bremen University from 2005 to 2009. He is the author of Putin kaputt!? Russlands neue Protestkultur (Berlin: Suhrkamp 2013), the first scholarly monograph on the 2011- Russian protest movement, and the editor of a collection of articles in Russian titled The Memory of the War 60 Years Later: Russia, Germany, Europe (Moscow. NLO 2005). He has also translated two books on Russian nationalism into English, and over 200 academic articles from, or into, Russian, German, French, and English.

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Born 1953. He is researcher at the Einstein Forum since 1995. Matthias Kross studied history, political science, and philosophy in Marburg, Bremen, and Berlin. He then worked as a high school professor and as a freelancing journalist, translator and essayist. In 1993, he received his doctorate at the Free University of Berlin with a dissertation on Klarheit als Selbstzweck. Ludwig Wittgenstein über Philosophie, Religion, Ethik und Gewißheit. He is board member of the literaturWERKstatt (Berlin) and Councilor of the Institut für Kulturforschung Heidelberg, and Councillor of The Tagore Einstein Council at the Visvra Bharati University, (Santiniketan/Bengal, India). He is teaching at the University of Potsdam (Germany). His research interests focus on the philosophy of logic and language and on the cultural and intellectual history of the 19th and 20th century. He has written extensively on the philosophy of Ludwig Wittgenstein. Recent publications: (editor): „Ein Netz von Normen“. Ludwig Wittgenstein und die Mathematik (2007); (with G. Abel und M. Nedo): Ludwig Wittgenstein. Ingenieur – Philosoph – Künstler (2007); (with Susan Neiman): Zum Glück (2004); (with U. Arnswald and J. Kertscher): Wittgenstein und die Metapher (2003); (with H. J. Schneider): Mit Sprache spielen: Die Ordnungen und das Offene nach Wittgenstein (1999). Since 2006, he is series-editor of Wittgensteiniana.

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Dr. Martin Schaad studied history, economics and philosophy at Stirling University before completing a D.Phil in modern history at St Antony's College, Oxford. He was also awarded an MBA at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. His publications include Bullying Bonn: Anglo-German Diplomacy on European Integration, 1955-61. (Macmillan: Basingstoke 2000), "Dann geh doch rüber.." Über die Mauer in den Osten (Ch. Links Verlag: Berlin 2009) and Die fabelhaften Bekenntnisse des Genossen Alfred Kurella (Hamburger Edition 2014).

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Andreas Schulz studied political science and sociology at the Phillips-Universität Marburg/Lahn and the University Hamburg and Scientific-Documentarist/Information Specialist at the Institut für Information und Dokumentation, Potsdam.

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studierte in Hamburg an der Hochschule für Musik und Theater Kultur- und Medienmanagement. Bevor er ans Einstein Forum kam, war er als Produktions-Manager am KW Institute und der berlin biennial for contemporary art in Berlin tätig.

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Dr. Rüdiger Zill studied philosophy, history and sociology at the Free University of Berlin and at the Warburg Institute London. For his dissertation on Meßkünstler und Rossebändiger. Zur Funktion von Modellen und Metaphern in philosophischen Affekttheorien he received his doctorate at the Free University of Berlin. He has published on aesthetics, cultural theory and the history of knowledge.


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