Michael Bordt – Keynote Speaker

German Philosopher, Director of the "Institute for Leadership & Philosophy" Munich

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Specialist Subjects

  • Crisis Management
  • Change/Transformation
  • Corporate Culture
  • Ethics
  • Society
  • Education
  • Work-Life-Balance


  • English
  • German


Michael Bordt is a German philosopher the chair of the Institute of Philosophy and Leadership in Munich. He is a professor at the Munich School of Philosophy, specialized in the area of ancient philosophy, especially Plato and Aristotle.

After finishing his A-levels and civilian service, Michael Bordt (born 1960 in Hamburg) studied Theology and Philosophy in Hamburg , Frankfurt and Munich. His thesis dealt with the topic of the definition of being in Plato’s Sophist. In 1997 he received his PhD in Philosophy from Oxford University for a commentary on Plato’s Lysis. In 1999 he founded the Aristotle circle in Munich and in 2001 he was given a research fellowship at Princeton University where he prepared for his habilitation, which he finished in 2004 at the University of Fribourg about Plato’s Theology.

Since 1997 Bordt has been working at the Munich School of Philosophy as a professor for ancient philosophy and philosophical Anthropology as well as aesthetics. From 2005 to 2011 he was the President of the Munich School of Philosophy and in 2011 he started the Institute for Philosophy and Leadership in Munich. During the 2013 summer term he is a Visiting Scholar at Columbia University, New York.

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