Katja Gentinetta is a native of Switzerland and presently works as Deputy Director and Head of Strategy and Planning of Avenir Suisse, a think tank headquartered in Zurich. After completing her studies in history and political philosophy at the universities of Zurich and Paris with a Ph.D. in political philosophy, she went on for a Master degree in Arts&Media at the "International Center for Culture & Management" in Salzburg. She also participated in the program for "Senior Managers in Government" at Harvard's "Kennedy School of Government". From 1996-1999 Dr. Gentinetta directed the "Forum Schlossplatz", a cultural institution in Aarau and managed thereafter the presentation of the Canton of Aargau at the national exhibition Expo.02. In 2002 she was appointed head of strategy and external relations at the state chancellery of Aargau. In 2006 Dr. Gentinetta joined Avenir Suisse in her current position. Her work is focused on political forbearance, social security matters in Switzerland, and the problem of "social justice" in general. Among Dr. Gentinetta's many publications, only her books "Toleranz ohne Grenzen?" (2002), her "Abschied von der Gerechtigkeit - Fuer eine Neujustierung von Freiheit und Gleichheit im Zeichen der Krise" (2008), and her latest book "Souveraenitaet im Haertetest: Selbstbestimmung unter neuen Vorzeichen" (2010) which she co-editied, can be mentioned here.