Dr. Berthold Kuhn is a political scientist and international cooperation adviser on policies and governance for sustainable development. He works as an adjunct professor (Privatdozent) at the Otto Suhr Institute of Political Science (OSI), Freie Universität Berlin and as a senior consultant to the European Commission, United Nations organisations, German development cooperation, think tanks, consulting firms and nonprofit organisations. He has been invited to speak at international conferences and workshops in many parts of the world. His publications on megatrends and future research, sustainable development, climate policies and civil society in international comparative perspective are widely referenced.
He is the co-author of "Global perspectives on megatrends" (Ibidem, Columbia Univ. Press, 2022 https://issuu.com/ibidempress/docs/1563)
Dr. Berthold Kuhn was a professor at the School of Public Policy and Management, Tsinghua University (2 years) and School of Public Affairs and School of Public Policy, Xiamen University (2 years) and a GIZ-CIM and Rhineland-Palatinate cooperation expert in China. He has made substantial contributions to the promotion of international cooperation and strategic partnerships between leading German and Chinese Universities. His publications and reports deal with international cooperation in theory and practice, with sustainable development and climate policies in comparative perspective, with sustainable finance, and with global megatrends.
His teaching experience covers Master and Bachelor level courses and executive training courses for diplomats, government officials and project managers in English and German on a wide range of political science/political sociology topics, with a focus on Sustainability Discourses, Policies and Implementation Strategies. He won the Central Teaching Award of Freie Universität Berlin in 2019 for a course on Climate Policies of Global Cities in Comparative Perspective.
Berthold has worked and travelled in more than 70 countries, mainly in Europe, Asia and Africa, and is fluent in German, English and French and able to communicate in Chinese. He lived for several years in China and India.
Berthold is married with Miao and father of three children (Kai, Meilin, Selina).
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Asian Philantropy Forum, Hainan Nov. 15-17, 2023
Speaker on Bridging Eastern and Western Perspectives; Discussant on Online Philanthropy
20th Beijing Forum, Peking, Nov. 2-5, 2023
Speaker on Global Megatrends and Regional Diversity
German-Chinese cooperation in climate protection
Talk at Confucius Institute Berlin (Hybrid conference, Oct. 16-17, 2023)
Research & Dialogue
Program of DAK University Bethlehem, Aug./Sept. 2023
Megatrends and Future Research
Talk at German Institute for Defence and Security Studies, March 22, Hamburg
Podcast China Impulse: Globale Megatrends and Zukunftsforschung
Feb. 09, 2023
European Academy MV
Fr, Dec. 09- Sat, Dec. 10
Chinas Entwicklungspolitik in Afrika
contact: Eva Wilk
European Academy MV
Megatrends and Future Research (auf Deutsch)
Tue, Nov. 15, 2022.
contact: Eva Wilk
Berlin Science Week (BSW)
Megatrends and Future Research (in English)
Sat, Nov. 05, 2022,
CAMPUS, Invalidenstr. 43, 10115 Berlin,
Freie Universität Berlin
Master Course on Global megatrends and the role of think tanks in international cooperation, OSI, Oct. 2022 to Feb. 2023, Mo 10-12 hours
Round Table on Digitalization and other Megatrends, Nov. 3; 16:00 to 17:45 (online)
Global Perspectives on Megatrends
Our new book is out, published by
Ibidem & Columbia University Press on May 17, 2022, see Megatrends Book 2022