Hanno Burmester

Hanno Burmester

Affiliate Scholar

On Social Media

Hanno Burmester's work focuses on the transformation of society, organisations, and individuals, and the interdependence between these levels. His consultancy firm Unlearn supports the cultural transformation of mid-sized and corporate organisations. Hanno also works with political institutions and NGOs. As Senior Associate Researcher at the IASS and Policy Fellow at the Berlin-based think tank Das Progressive Zentrum, Hanno works on the future of democracy in the context of climate change and digital transformation. As public speaker, he focuses on how purpose- and meaningful transformation in both organisations and society can succeed. Before founding his own business, Hanno worked in German federal politics and as investigative journalist. He studied Ancient, Early Modern and Modern History, Art History and Political Sciences in Potsdam, Berlin, and Ann Arbor, Michigan. More at www.unlearn.eu.

  • seit 2018: Senior Associate Researcher am IASS
  • since 2017: Managing Director, Unlearn Consulting & Development GmbH
  • 2013-2017: Freelance Consultant
  • seit 2012: Policy Fellow, Das Progressive Zentrum
  • 2011/12: Freelance Journalist
  • 2009-2011: Spokesperson for a member of the German Parliament
  • 2008/09: Election Campaigner, Party Headquarters
  • 2006-2008: Staff member, Parliamentary Faction, Deutscher Bundestag
  • 2002-2008: Humboldt-University and Free University, Berlin / University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • The future of democracy
  • Transformation of complex systems
  • Self-organisation and the future of work