Helmut K. Anheier is Senior Professor of Sociology at the Hertie School. He served as the School´s President from 2009 to 2018. His research centres on indicator systems, nonprofit organizations as well as philanthropy, social innovation, culture and cultural policy, and organisational studies. He is the Academic Co-Director of the Dahrendorf Forum, a joint initiative by the Hertie School and the London School of Economics and Political Science, and the founding editor-in-chief of the journal Global Perspectives with the University of California Press. Anheier was the principal academic lead of the Hertie School's annual Governance Report (Oxford University Press, 2013-2020). He held a Chair of Sociology at Heidelberg University and served as Academic Director of the Heidelberg Centre for Social Investment. He received his PhD from Yale University in 1986, was Professor of Public Policy and Social Welfare at the Luskin School of Public Affairs, University of California, Los Angeles, Centennial Professor at the London School of Economics and Political Science, senior researcher at the Johns Hopkins University’s Institute for Policy Studies, and Associate Professor of Sociology at Rutgers University. Author of over 500 publications, many in leading journals, he has received various international awards for his scholarship. Before embarking on an academic career, he served as Social Affairs Officer at the United Nations.