Helmut K. Anheier holds a chair of sociology at Heidelberg University for macro sociology and serves as Academic Director of the Centre for Social Investment (CSI). He was President of the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin from 2009-2018. He received his PhD from Yale University in 1986, was Professor of Sociology at Rutgers University, a senior researcher at Johns Hopkins School of Public Policy, Professor of Public Policy and Social Welfare at UCLA's Luskin School of Public Affairs, and Centennial Professor at the London School of Economics. Before embarking on an academic career, he served as social affairs officer to the United Nations.
He is author of over 500 publications, and won various international awards for his scholarship. Amongst his recent book publications are Nonprofit Organizations - Theory, Management, Policy (London: Routledge, 2014), A Versatile American Institution: The Changing Ideals and Realities of Philanthropic Foundations with David Hammack (Washington, DC: Brookings, 2013) and The Global Studies Encyclopedia (with Mark Juergensmeyer, 5 volumes, Sage, 2012). He was the principal academic lead of the Hertie School´s annual Governance Report (Oxford University Press, 2013-2019), and is currently working on the topics of governance, indicator research, innovation, philanthropy, and culture. He is the founding editor in chief of Global Perspectives, University of California Press, 2020
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Helmut Anheier teaches a range of courses for B.A. and M.A. students. The most recent course information is posted here.