Christoph Möllers


by Jelka von Langen

Christoph Möllers is the programme director of "The Future of Democracy". He is a Professor of Public Law and Jurisprudence at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and Permanent Fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin. In his research, he is concerned with constitutional law, democratic practices and theories of social norms. He has represented the German Parliament, Federal Council and Government at the German Constitutional Court. In 2016, Christoph Möllers received the Leibniz Prize awarded by the German Research Foundation.

Selected Publications

  • "The Three Branches: A Comparative Model of Separation of Powers", 2013
  • "Die Möglichkeit der Normen: Über eine Praxis jenseits von Moralität und Kausalität", 2015

What gives you hope?

The hope of others in worse times.

How does change happen?

In elusive ways, sometimes through those who want to stop it.

What is the best advice you ever got?

Do not think your professors are smarter than your teachers were. (My father before I joined university.)


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