Gerald Häfner was born in Munich, Germany. Presently he is a board member of Democracy International, publicist, Waldorf teacher and lecturer on political, legal and contemporary issues. Mr. Häfner is one of the founders of the Green Party in Bavaria (GER), where he served in several important functions. He has been member of the German Bundestag for ten years and member of the European Parliament from 2009 to 2014. He has contributed numerous publications, focusing on questions of contemporary history, economics, democracy and politics. For his work he was honored with official awards, including Silver Microphone for best speaker of the Deputies of the German Democratic Republic and National Leadership Award for Political Innovation of the 2005 Economic Forum in Germany.
He has served as member of the Board of the Anthroposophical Society in Germany for several years. Since 2015 he is the head of the Section for Social Sciences of the School of Spiritual Science in Dornach/ Switzerland.