Journalist, coeditor of the largest daily newspaper in Germany “Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung”.
Honorary Professor of Politics and Communication at the University of Leipzig; member of the board of the German Council for Foreign Policy; member of the Council of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), London.
Previous Positions: Assistant Professor in the Political Science Department of the University of Wuppertal teaching a wide range of Political Science approaches (1975-1982), editor in the “Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung” (since1982), Senior Foreign Editor (appointed in 1986), Member of the board of publishers (1994); member of the council of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University of Frankfurt Main (2001-2007).
Author of numerous articles on German politics and international issues, particularly European integration.
Officier dans l’Ordre national de la Lйgion d’Honneur.