Birgit Apitzsch Joins Executive Board of Society of Friends and Former Associates
The Society of Friends and Former Associates of the MPIfG elected Birgit Apitzsch as a new board member at its November 2022 general meeting. Birgit Apitzsch has been Professor of Sociology/Labor, Economy and Welfare at Ruhr University Bochum since October 2021. Her connection with the MPIfG dates back to when she was studying for her doctorate between 2005 and 2009. The Society of Friends and Former Associates was founded in 2002 to promote the exchange of ideas between its members and enable them to stay in contact with each another and the Institute. The other members of the executive board are Werner Eichhorst (IZA - Institute of Labour Economics, Bonn), Simone Leiber (University of Duisburg-Essen), Sascha Münnich (Europa-Universität Viadrina), and Susanne K. Schmidt (University of Bremen).