Manfred Spieker--Osnabrück University
Professor Spieker obtained his PhD at Munich University. His dissertation was titled "Neo-Marxism and Christian Faith - on the Difficulties of Dialogue.” He has been the Professor for Christian Social Sciences in the department of Catholic Theology at Osnabrück University for more than 25 years.
He has also been a research assistant at the Research Institute of Political Sciences and European Questions at Cologne University and a visiting professor at Valparaiso University in Chile. Until 2007 he was the President of the Association Internationale pour l'Enseignement Social Chretien.