The management, represented by the niece of Elisabeth Käsemann, is being advised by a board of trustees. Among those are prominent figures who are striving to promote a democratic culture and the protection of human rights both at home and abroad.

Dorothee Weitbrecht, PhD, Founder and executive director of the Elisabeth-Käsemann-Foundation; historian with a focus on international dictatorship/conflict studies and social movements.


Chairperson of the board of trustees

Professor Thomas Fischer, chair of Latin American
History and director of the Central Institute for
Latin-American Studies (ZILAS) at the Catholic University
of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Germany; 2016-2020 chairman of the
Association of German Latin-American Studiess, since 2020
member of the ADLAF-board of directors; member of the
committee of editors of the journal “Iberoamericana.
América Latina, España y Portugal”.

Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, laureate of the Nobel Peace
Prize 1980; Argentinian campaigner for human rights and
advocate of a non-violent movement for peace and justice;
charter member and president of the ecumenical organization
“Servicio Paz y Justicia” in Latin America; holder of the
chair of Cultura para la Paz y los Derechos Humanos at the
University of Buenos Aires; jury member of the International
Nuremberg Human Rights Award.

Luisa Wettengel, PhD, lecturer at the Faculty of Psychology
at the University of Buenos Aires; member of the
organization of the Relatives of the Disappeared
German Citizens and People of German Descent in
Buenos Aires.


Chairwoman of the advisory board

Heike Bosien, Reverend at St. Jakobus Schloßkirche Winnenden; chairwoman of Pro Ökumene e.V.; member of the Appropriations Committee of the Association of Protestant Churches and Missions in Germany (EMW); member of the Conference on Diakonia and Development (EWDE); member of the Board of St. Bernard Church Foundation; member of the Advisory Board Culture, Education, Religion of the Protestant Academy Bad Boll; 1997-2013 Central Commitee member of the World Council of Churches.

Stefan Drößler, Academic Liaison Librarian (social sciences) at the University of Stuttgart Library and University of Stuttgart’s Open Access Officer; member of Amnesty International, active work in different committees of the German Section, spokesman of the Stuttgart-Nordwürttemberg district.

Mona Hafez, lives and works in Cologne as head of project at GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH). After working in Russia, France, Tunisia, and Senegal, she is currently in charge of the Africa portfolio (Kenya, South Africa, Senegal) in the Global Project Education. She is an active member of DGVN e. V. (German Society for the United Nations) and EWMD (European Women´s Management Development Network). Mona Hafez is a speaker and guest lecturer at universities and institutions on the topics of diversity, leadership, and international cooperation.

Ramiro Vera-Fluixá, studied International Relations at the Universidad del Salvador in Buenos Aires, has lived in Germany since 1992 and works as a team leader in the International Placement Office (ZAV) in Stuttgart, Germany. He is also a volunteer member of the council of parishes of a town in Baden-Württemberg.