Rüdiger Frohn is Former State Secretary and Chairperson of the Stiftung Mercator Advisory Board. Frohn studied Law in Bochum and subsequently worked as a judge for the Administrative Court of the Federal State of North-Rhine Westphalia. In 1980 he was appointed to the Ministry of Justice of North-Rhine Westphalia and in 1985 he was transferred to the State Chancellery of the federal state. In 1995, Frohn was appointed Head of the State Chancellery of North-Rhine Westphalia. From 1999 to 2004 he led the Federal President’s Office as State Secretary for Federal President Johannes Rau. Since 2004 he has been assuming various voluntary and charitable tasks. Rüdiger Frohn has received the honour of “Citizen of the Ruhr District 2011”.
Welcoming of the 2017/18 Mercator-IPC Fellows
The Welcoming of the 2017/18 Mercator-IPC Fellows was held on October 16. The event marked the 6th cycle of the Mercator-IPC Fellowship Program, which is coordinated by the Istanbul Policy Center, Sabancı University and Stiftung Mercator Initiative.
The event began with welcoming remarks by IPC Director Fuat Keyman, followed by remarks from the Chairman of the Advisory Board at Stiftung Mercator, Rüdiger Frohn. The welcoming remarks were followed by a movie screening which introduced the 2017/18 Mercator-IPC Fellows Gabriele Cloeters, Souad Osseiran, Simon Waldman, Banu Karaca, Pınar Ertör Akyazı and Barış Karapınar.
Welcoming of the 2016/17 Mercator-IPC Fellows
The Welcoming of the 2016/17 Mercator-IPC Fellows was held on October 10 at the Seed, Sakıp Sabancı Museum. The extension of the Istanbul Policy Center-Sabancı University-Stiftung Mercator Initiative until 2021 was also announced during the event.
The event began with the welcoming remarks by IPC Director Fuat Keyman and followed by remarks from the Chairman of the Advisory Board at Stiftung Mercator, Rüdiger Frohn. An alumni movie, which exhibited former Mercator-IPC Fellows and their projects, was screened after the welcoming remarks. The 2016/17 Mercator-IPC Fellows were introduced to the audience through another movie screening. The movie presented the 2016/17 Mercator-IPC Fellows Kristen Biehl, Wiebke Hohberger, Magdalena Kirchner, Emre Üçkardeşler, Tuğba Ağaçayak, and Sarah Louise Nash and their projects. After the event ended, the distinguished guests enjoyed a meet and greet open buffet dinner.