Gunnar Heinsohn


Gunnar Heinsohn, Prof. Dr. phil. Dr. rer. pol.; Dipl. Soz. emeritus of social sciences University of Bremen, Germany, has served, from 1993–2009, as founder and speaker of the Raphael-Lemkin-Institut für Xenophobie- und Genozidforschung (University of Bremen), Europe’s first academic body devoted to comparative genocide research. He currently teaches Ownership Economics at Malik Management Zentrum (MZSG; St. Gallen/CH), and military demography at NATO Defense College (NDC, Rome).

Heinsohn has authored the first encyclopaedia of genocide (Lexikon der Völkermorde; 1998; 1999, 2nd ed.), as well as an outline for an international body to monitor genocidal emergencies globally (Völkermordfrühwarnung / Genocide Watch, 2000 [1998]). His study “Sons and World Power: Terror in the Rise and Fall of Nations” (Söhne und Weltmacht, 2003) illuminates the role of youth bulges in mega-killings of past, present, and future. It has, i.a., predicted the “Arab Spring” (beginning 2010). In 2011, In a recent encyclopedia covering the most inspiring 650 works in the history of economics by altogether 460 authors since antiquity, Heinsohn is represented with four studies (cf. D. Herz, V. Weinberger, eds., Lexikon ökonomischer Werke, 2006, pp. 186–190.)