Team Germany brings together academics from the Peace Academy Rhineland-Palatinate and practicioners.
Dr. Maria de Jesus Duran Kremer, PhD in Classical Archeology and Portuguese Philology at the University of Trier
Dr. Maria de Jesus Duran Kremer has been the Chairwoman of the Foreigners Advisory Council since 1994 and member of the City Council of Trier since 1999. She studied Economics at the ISCEF (Higher Institute of Economic and Financial Sciences) University of Lisbon, and holds a PhD in Classical Archeology and Portuguese Philology from the University of Trier. From 1986 to 2007 she was an official at the European Parliament. She is a member and principal investigator of the Institute of Art History, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities of the University NOVA of Lisbon, and scientific coordinator for the international project RoGeMoPorTur. Since her arrival in Trier 1976 she has been dedicated to the promotion of cultural diversity, the prevention of ethnic conflicts within the host society and the fight against discrimination and xenophobia. For her commitment she was awarded the Federal Cross of Merit (Bundesverdienstkreuz am Bande) of Germany (2012), the Order of Merit (Medal) of the Portuguese Communities (1999) as well as the Gold Pin of the Caritas Germany (2002).