Professorship for Ethics in Business and Sustainability

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Organisation profile


Scientific and professional activity

  • Winter Term 2018/2019: Appointment as Associate Faculty Member at the University Oxford
  • Win­ter Term  2014/​2015: Elec­tion as co-edi­tor of the Theo­lo­gi­sche Li­te­ra­tur­zei­tung (ThLZ)
  • Sum­mer Term 2013: No­mi­na­ti­on as Ger­man Na­tio­nal Se­creta­ry for the Rho­des Trust,  Ox­ford, for the ad­mi­nis­tra­ti­on of the Ger­man Rho­des Scho­lar­ships at Ox­ford Uni­ver­si­ty.
  • Sin­ce Win­ter Term 2009/​2010: Ap­point­ment as full Pro­fes­sor for Sustaina­bi­li­ty Ethics at Leu­pha­na Uni­ver­si­ty 
  • Sin­ce 2007: Di­rec­tor of re­se­arch area „Re­li­gi­on, Po­li­tics and Eco­no­mics“ at Hum­boldt Uni­ver­si­ty, Ber­lin 
  • Sin­ce 2007: Per­so­nal and Aca­de­mic Ad­vi­ser of the Mi­nis­ter of Sta­te/​Home­land Se­cu­ri­ty and then Mi­nis­ter of Fi­nan­ce, Dr. Wolf­gang Schäuble, MP
  • 2007: Ha­bi­li­ta­ti­on in Sys­te­ma­tic Theo­lo­gy (ethics, dog­ma­tics, phi­lo­so­phy of re­li­gi­on), Uni­ver­si­ty of Leip­zig with a the­sis on busi­ness ethics
  • 2006: Full or­di­na­ti­on as a Pas­tor in Ber­lin
  • 2004 – 2007: Per­so­nal Ad­vi­ser of the Fe­deral Pre­si­dent
  • 2004: 1st Sta­te Law Ex­ami­na­ti­on at “Han­sea­ti­sches Ober­lan­des­ge­richt” (Hig­her Re­gio­nal Court)  in Ham­burg
  • 2003 Mas­ter in Pu­blic Ad­mi­nis­tra­ti­on, Har­vard Uni­ver­si­ty as scho­lar­ship hol­der at ” Stu­di­en­stif­tung des Deut­schen Vol­kes” (Ger­man me­rit foun­da­ti­on)
  • 1999-2001: Ma­nage­ment Con­sul­tant at Bos­ton Con­sul­ting Group in New Ze­a­land and Aus­tra­lia
  • 1999: Doc­tor of Theo­lo­gy at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Leip­zig
  • 1998: Doc­tor of Phi­lo­so­phy (D.Phil.) in Mo­dern His­to­ry as a Rho­des Scho­lar at Ox­ford Uni­ver­si­ty
  • 1996: Mas­ter in Theo­lo­gy (M.St.), Ox­ford Uni­ver­si­ty
  • 1992 – 1995: Stu­dies of Theo­lo­gy, Law, His­to­ry and Phi­lo­so­phy  at Uni­ver­si­ties of Leip­zig and Müns­ter
  • 1992: “Ab­itur” (A-Le­vels) at a Ger­man Gram­mar School with an em­pha­sis on Clas­sics (La­tin, Greek, He­brew)
  1. 2022
  2. Published

    Trade Wars: Past and Present

    Oermann, N. O. & Wolff, H-J., 25.08.2022, 1 ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 316 p.

    Research output: Books and anthologiesBook

  3. Published

    Von Handelskonflikten zu Wirtschaftskriegen – über die fließenden ethischen Grenzen im Umgang mit Autokratien

    Oermann, N. O., 16.05.2022, Wie soll die Wirtschaft mit Autokratien umgehen?. Russwurm, S. & Lang, J. (eds.). Freiburg i. Brsg. : Verlag Herder GmbH, p. 37-60 24 p. (Wirtschaft ist Gesellschaft; vol. 2).

    Research output: Contributions to collected editions/worksContributions to collected editions/anthologiesTransfer

  4. Published

    Namibia, Christianity in

    Oermann, N. O., 17.02.2022, The Oxford Dictionary of Christian Church: K-Z. Louth, A. (ed.). 4. ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, Vol. 2. (Oxford Dictionary of Christian Churches).

    Research output: Contributions to collected editions/worksArticles for encyclopediaResearch

  5. Published

    Verloren im Cyberspace

    Oermann, N. O., 2022, In: Theologische Literaturzeitung.

    Research output: Journal contributionsCritical reviewsTransfer

  6. 2020
  7. Published


    Oermann, N. O., 07.2020, In: Theologische Literaturzeitung. 2020, 7, p. 716-717 2 p.

    Research output: Journal contributionsCritical reviewsTransfer

  8. 2019
  9. Published

    Wirtschaftskriege im digitalen Zeitalter: Ethische Perspektiven

    Oermann, N. O., 05.2019, In: Theologische Literaturzeitung. 144, 5, p. 419-435 17 p.

    Research output: Journal contributionsJournal articlesTransferpeer-review

  10. Published

    Wirtschaftskriege - Geschichte und Gegenwart

    Oermann, N. O. & Wolff, H-J., 04.2019, Freiburg: Verlag Herder GmbH. 271 p.

    Research output: Books and anthologiesMonographsResearch

  11. Published

    Europäische Selbstwerdung und Selbstbe-hauptung durch wirtschaftliche Staatskunst

    Oermann, N. O. & Wolff, H-J., 2019, In: ifo Schnelldienst. 72, 22, p. 12-15 4 p.

    Research output: Journal contributionsJournal articlesResearchpeer-review

  12. Published
  13. 2018
  14. Published
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