Hartmut Wessler is Professor in the Institute for Media and Communication Studies and Principal Investigator at the Mannheim Center for European Social Research (MZES). Hartmut Wessler studied communication, political science and sociology at the Free University of Berlin and Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. After an interlude at the University of Leipzig he pursued his doctorate at the University of Hamburg in 1994-1997. Afterwards he worked at FU Berlin before moving to the International University Bremen/
Together with the members of his research team, he studies media debates and media events in the areas of climate change, migration/
He has conducted research and taught classes as a visiting scholar at New York University, the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, and the University of Zürich, Switzerland. His work was published in leading journals such as the Journal of Communication, Political Communication, the International Journal of Press/
Since 2020 he serves as the liaison officer of the German Research Foundation at the University of Mannheim.
Completed Project: Sustainable media events