Lagger Christian


Dr. Christian Lagger is a philosopher, theologian, and manager. In September 2021, he assumed the presidency of the International Research Center for Social and Ethical Questions (ifz), following Markus Welte, who had provisionally headed the ifz since March 2021.

Christian Lagger, who also serves as managing director of the Hospital of the Order of Saint Elisabeth in Graz is firmly rooted in academia and research. Through his service as president of the ifz, he strengthens the excellent research team of an academic institution that functions as a platform that encourages exchanges among people from civil society, the church, and the economy. His aim is to expand and deepen the solution-oriented and interdisciplinary research that characterizes the work at the ifz.

One of the fundamental concerns of ifz president Lagger is to continue developing the “School of the Philanthropy” – a concept first introduced by Clemens Sedmak and subsequently further developed by Helmut P. Gaisbauer: Under his leadership, human dignity, centering the good in life, respectful relationships, and appreciative cooperation remain central topics in the work conducted at the ifz.