The Bucerius Institute was established by a special effort of Prof. Manfred Lahnstein and Prof. Yfaat
Weiss with the financing of the ZEIT-Stiftung.
Prof. Lahnstein has served in a series of important positions in industry and government in Germany. These include: Head of Cabinet-European Commission, Head of Federal Chancellor's Office, Federal Minister of Finance, Member of the Advisory Board and Chairman of the New Media Committee-Bertelsmann Corporation, and President of the German-Israel Society, Chairman of the Board of Governors of the University of Haifa.
Prof. Manfred Lahnstein took special interest in the Institute and established the yearly Bucerius Lecture in Israel presented with cooperation of the ZEIT-STiftung by the Bucerius Institute in Haifa and the Mishkan Shaananim in Jerusalem.
November 25, 2008 Video recording will be available
Prof. Manfred Lahnstein, Former Chairman of the Board of Govenors, University of Haifa and Former Minister of Finance of the Federal Republic of Germany
Germany and Israel: Dialogue or Two Monologues? Ways to Explore the Common Israeli and German History
Nov 27, 2007
Guest Speaker: Prof. Dr. Jutta Limbach President of the Goethe Institute and former President of the Federal Constitutional Court
Human Rights in Times of Terror - Is the Collective Security the Enemy of Individual Freedom?
October 22, 2006
Guest Speaker: One of the Most Prominent Political Singer-Songwriter-Poet in Germany
Isaac and Ishmael-Abraham's Sons Israel and the Arabs: German Perspective
Isaak und Ismael- Abrahams Söhne
Israel und die Araber aus deutscher Perspektive
May 31, 2005
"A Bridge to Europe" Five Years Celebration of Bucerius Institute
Prof. Gesine Schwan, President of the European University Viadrina, Frankfurt(Oder)
"Mediating Multi-Ethnicity: The Viadrina University on the German-Polish Border"
In October 2006, he gave a lecture at the Bucerius Institute on "The Aftermath of the Lebanon War on European-Israeli Relations". In 2007 Newsletter Haifa reported on the Honorary Doctorate awarded to Prof Lahnstein by the University of Haifa.
In 2007, he established a new tradition of the "Manfred Lahnstein Scholarship" with two students arriving at the University of Haifa in 2008, three in 2009, three in 2010 and two scholarship recipients arriving in 2011.