Curriculum Vitae

Born 1930 in Constance, Germany. Grew up in Schwäbisch Gmünd. Studied History, Political Science and International Relations in Sweden, at Manchester College, North Manchester, Ind., and the University of Chicago; wrote his Ph.D. thesis on „Germany and Japan between the Powers, 1935-1940“ (University of Tübingen, 1962). 1960 participant in Henry Kissinger’s International Summer Seminar, Harvard University. 1967-1970 reader for Political Science at the University of Hamburg. Lectured at Harvard University’s Center for European Studies, winter term, 1972.

Foreign Editor DIE ZEIT 1958, Deputy Editor 1968; Chief of Planning Staff, Ministry of Defence, Bonn 1969/70; Editor-in-Chief DIE ZEIT 1973; Publisher DIE ZEIT 1992; Editor-at-Large, April 1, 2000 to January 30. 2014; Co-Founder of The Atlantic Times, 2004.