Sabine Baroness von Schorlemer holds the Chair of International Law, European Union Law and International Relations since 2000 and the UNESCO Chair in International Relations since 2009, both at Technische Universität Dresden. She habilitated at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München in 1998 and has published widely on topics related to the United Nations. From September 2009 to November 2014, Professor von Schorlemer served as the Saxon State Minister for Higher Education, Research and the Fine Arts.
Professor Schorlemer, inter alia, acted as an Advisor to the German Federal Foreign Office on UN Politics and as an Independent Expert for the Director-General of UNESCO. In 2004 and 2005, she was a member of the High-Level Task Force of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on the implementation of the right to development. From 2006 to 2011, she acted as Chairwoman of the Development and Peace Foundation (SEF), founded on the initiative of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Willy Brandt.
Von Schorlemer is an elected member of the Foundation Council of the German Foundation for Peace Research (DSF), of the German Commission for UNESCO (DUK), the Advisory Committee for the funding initiative ‘Patrimonies’ of the Gerda Henkel Foundation, and of the International Law Association (ILA) Committee on Participation in Global Cultural Heritage Governance. She is a long-standing member of the presidium of the United Nations Association of Germany (DGVN).