Professor Dr. Dieter Flader

Co-Director Berlin Institute
Applied Human Studies

adjunct Professor at the Free University
of Berlin

Prof. Dr. Dieter Flader

Dieter Flader was born in Gdansk, Germany and currently lives in Berlin.  He is active in several fields of research and has been a visiting professor and lecturer at many universities in Germany as well as in foreign countries.

He is a social scientist with a focus on communication with the venia legendi “Linguistics and Science of Communications” and has made contributions to the theoretical development of psychoanalysis on the basis of empirical research projects. The results of his research on cross-cultural communication have been published  in the book “Culture Shock” (together with S. Comati, soon to be published in English) as well as in various other publications. At the moment he is involved in the field of arbitration research and is completing his book „Vaterverlust und Muttermacht“, in which he develops his approach of a psychoanalytic diagnosis  of our contemporary culture.


European Language and Psychoanalysis, Basic Theory of Psychoanalysis
Phenomenon of the cultural Unconscious
Linguistic Pragmatics (Action Theory of Language, Argumentation Analysis, etc.)
Communication in social institutions
Intercultural Communication (the Method of participative Action Analysis)
Communication Analysis of International Arbitration in the field of energy
Research of Bullying (An explanatory model of the constitution of bullying and suggestions for its prevention)


Adjunct professor at the Free University of Berlin (since 1996)

Since 2003 he is a member of the internet forum OGEMID, which connects experts of international arbitration in the field of energy so that they can exchange professional experiences. As a non-lawyer he is responsible for the topics of intercultural communication problems and psychological challenges.

From 2004 to 2009 he was lecturer at the German Academy for Psychoanalysis in Berlin.

Regular member of the International Academy for Intercultural Research, Hawaii (since 1996)

References (Visiting professor and lecturer)

Chemnitz University of Technology, University of Cologne, LMU Munich, Georg-August-University Goettingen, Germany
Eberhard Karls University Tuebingen, University of Stuttgart, Germany
University of Salzburg, Austria
Katholieke Hogeschool Tilburg, The Netherlands
University of Warsaw, Poland
Charles University Prague, Czech Republic
Çukurova University, Adana, Turkey
Baku State University, Azerbaijan
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA (Fulbright grant)


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