Lord Ralf Dahrendorf (1929–2009)



1958 to 1969 Professor of Sociology at the Universities of Hamburg, Tübingen and Konstanz

1967 to 1970 Chairman of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Soziologie

1968 to 1969
Member of the Parliament of Baden-Württemberg

1969 to 1970 Member of the German parliament for the Freie Demokratische Partei (FDP) and Parliamentary Secretary of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Berlin

1970 to 1974 Commissioner for External Trade (European Commission under President Franco Maria Malfatti) and Commissioner for Science (President Francois-Xavier Ortoli)

1974 to 1984 Director of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), London

1976 to 1979
Commissioner of the Royal Commission on Legal Services (‘Benson Commission’)

1984 to 1986
Professor of Social Science, Konstanz University

1987 to 1997 Warden of St Antony’s College at the University of Oxford and later Pro-Rector

1993 Appointment as life peer named ‘Baron Dahrendorf of Clare Market’ of the City of Westminster

2005 to 2009 Research Professor at the Social Science Research Center in Berlin (WZB)