Assembly of Directors

The Directors’ Assembly comprises the directors of the institutes. It advises and supports the Board of Trustees. It can develop its own concepts and introduce these into the decision-making processes of the Foundation. In its functions it can call on the assistance of the Central Office.

The members of the Directors’ Assembly keep each other informed in regards to the research plans of each individual institute and cooperation between institutes on themes in which several institutes have a mutual interest. This is to strengthen perspectives above and beyond the bilateral objectives of the institutes between Germany and the host country. The speaker of the Directors' Assembly is  Prof. Dr. Simone Lässig (DHI Washington), her deputy is Prof. Dr. Franz Waldenberger (DIJ Tokyo).

The Directors’ Assembly meets at least once annually and sends two representatives as observers to meetings of the Board of Trustees.