Prof. Dr. Dr. Michel Friedman


Lawyer, Philosopher, Publicist, Author & Moderator

Prof. Dr. jur. Dr. phil. Julien Michel Friedman, born in 1956 in Paris, is a German-French jurist, philosopher, publicist, author, and moderator. From 1998 to 2003, he hosted the political talk show “Vorsicht! Friedman” on Hessischer Rundfunk, and from 2001, the ARD show “Friedman.”

Since 2004, he has been a moderator for the political program “Studio Friedman” and the documentary series “Friedman schaut hin,” and since April 2021, he has hosted the talk show “Open End” on WeltN24. On television, Michel Friedman has also appeared in shows like “Auf ein Wort … mit Michel Friedman” and “Der Tag” on Deutsche Welle.

For SWR, Michel Friedman moderates the Democracy Forum at the Hambach Castle. Since 2017, at the Berliner Ensemble, he regularly hosts the format “Friedman im Gespräch.”

Since September 2020, Michel Friedman has been a moderator for the new event series “Denken ohne Geländer” at the Jewish Museum Frankfurt am Main. He is also a regular contributor to the podcast “Zukunft Denken” of the Jewish weekly magazine tachles.

Michel Friedman is an honorary professor at the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences and was the managing director of the Center for Applied European Studies (CAES). Since September 2022, Michel Friedman has been a member of the board of trustees of the “Orte der deutschen Demokratiegeschichte” and the “Jewish Museum Berlin.”