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Harald Welzer

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Harald Welzer
Welzer in 2015
Born(1958-07-27)27 July 1958
Wedemark, West Germany
Alma materUniversity of Hannover
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of Flensburg

Harald Welzer (born 27 July 1958, Wedemark) is a German social psychologist. He studied sociology, psychology and literature at the University of Hannover.[1] He has been a professor of transformation design at the University of Flensburg since 2012.[2] His research is focused on memory, violence and the social impacts of climate change. His books have been translated into 15 languages.[3]

Welzer was one of the first signers of the Open Letter to the German Position on Russo-Ukrainian War in April 2022, who demanded not to support Ukraine with heavy arms in order to "prevent a third world war".[4]

Books in English

  • 2012 Climate Wars: What People Will Be Killed For in the 21st Century, Polity Press
  • 2012 Soldaten: On Fighting, Killing and Dying. The Secret World War II Transcripts of German POWs (with Sönke Neitzel)


  1. ^ José Andrés Rojo: "Interview with Harald Welzer" in Barcelona Metropolis, July–September 2011
  2. ^ "Climate Wars: What People Will Be Killed For in the 21st Century — a Luncheon Reading and Conversation with Author Harald Welzer", Brandeis University
  3. ^ "Climate Wars: What People Will Be Killed For in the 21st Century", Boston University, 20 December 2013
  4. ^ NDR. "Offener Brief an Kanzler Scholz: "Empathielos und herablassend"". ndr.de (in German). Retrieved 3 May 2022.