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Extraordinary Professor Dr. Dr. Joerg Tremmel (short biography) [Photo 300 dpi]

Dr. Dr. Joerg Tremmel is an Extraordinary Professor at the Eberhard Karls University Tübingen, Germany.

Between 2010 and 2016, Tremmel was the incumbent of a Junior Professorship for Intergenerationally Just Policies at the Institute for Political Science of Tübingen University.

Tremmel completed his habilitation in 2016. The text will 2019 be published in revised form as a Springer VS textbook in Political Theory, entitled "Normative Politische Theorie: Wissenschaftstheoretische Grundlagen und Anwendungen am Beispiel des politischen Mordverbots" (translation: "Normative Political Theory. Philosophical groundwork and exemplification by the ban of assassinations")..

Tremmel holds two PhDs, one in Philosophy from the University of Düsseldorf, Germany (2008) and a second one in Social Sciences from the University of Stuttgart (2005). He completed an MA in Political Science (Diplom-Politologe) at Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe-University of Frankfurt, Germany (2003) and an MBA (Diplom-Kaufmann) at the European Business School, Oestrich-Winkel and the Fernuniversität Hagen (1998). From 2009-2010, Tremmel was a Research Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science both at the Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science and also (part-time) at the Grantham Institute for Climate Change Research.

Tremmel’s MA thesis in Political Science "Sustainability as an analytical and political category" won the Proctor & Gamble Award for exceptional final theses in environmental science. His most salient book in English is "A Theory of Intergenerational Justice" (London: Earthscan 2009). He is also one of the editors of the peer-reviewed journal "Intergenerational Justice Review".