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Helmut K. Anheier is an academic currently serving as Dean of the Hertie School of Governance.[1] His research interests include the interaction of globalisation and civil society.[2]

Anheier was educated at the University of Trier in Germany and at Yale, and after completing a PhD in 1986[3] worked in the late 1980s as a social affairs officer at the United Nations.[4] His academic career included posts at Rutgers and the London School of Economics, where Anheier held a Centennial Professorship[5] and founded and directed the Centre for Civil Society; he then moved to UCLA where he established the Center for Civil Society.[6] At UCLA he was from 2001 - 2009 Professor of Public Policy and Social Welfare.[4]

Anheier is today chair of Sociology at Heidelberg University and Academic Director of the Center for Social Investment.[7] He has published at least four academic works and is a founding editor of the NGO journal Voluntas.[8] His book Nonprofit Organizations has been described as the first textbook in its field.[9]

Selected bibliography

  • David Hammack and Helmut K. Anheier Foundations and American Society. Washington DC: The Brookings Institution Press (2009).
  • Helmut K. Anheier. Nonprofit Organizations: Theory, Management and Policy. New York, London: Routledge (2nd edition; fully revised and expanded, 2010).
  • Helmut K. Anheier and Andreas Schroeer. Nonprofit Organization: Ein Lehrbuch. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag, 2010.
  • Helmut K. Anheier and Diana Leat. Creative Philanthropy. New York, London: Routledge (2006).
  • Helmut K. Anheier and Regina List. International Dictionary of Nonprofit and Nongovernmental Organizations. London: Taylor & Francis (2005).




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