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Prof. Dr. Margarita Mathiopoulos

Prof. Dr. Margarita Mathiopoulos, Entrepreneur / Historian and Political Scientist, born in Bonn, studied History, Political Science and Law at the Universities of Bonn, Harvard, Stanford, and the Sorbonne. MA 1980. Ph.D. 1986.

Professional Experience
  • since September 2006, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of ASPIDE Berlin / Hongkong / Washington (
  • in Feb. 2002 appointment as Honorary Professor of US Foreign Policy and International Security at the Philosophical Faculty of the University of Potsdam
  • since July 2001, Co-Founder and CEO of EAG European Advisory Group Berlin / Hongkong / Washington (
  • 1998-2001 Senior Advisor European and North American Markets to the CEO of BAE SYSTEMS plc: Portfolio: strategic marketing-planning, new business and political-industrial cooperation
  • 2000-2001 Head of an International Commission reviewing the Greek Strategic Defense Requirements 2000- 2015 by appointment of the Greek Minister of Defense
  • 1992-1997 Senior Vice President and Division Head Marketing, Communications, and International Relations of Norddeutsche Landesbank, Hannover
  • 1995 appointment as Honorary Professor of US Foreign Policy and International Politics at the University of Braunschweig
  • 1987-1992 Associate Director and member of the Board of Directors of the ASPEN-Institute Berlin and Guest Professorships at the Free University Berlin, Humboldt University Berlin, and at the University of Hannover
  • 1985-1987 Communications and Marketing Manager at IBM Germany, Stuttgart
  • 1975-1980 journalist / moderator at WDR-TV I/III, Cologne

Memberships / Honorary functions
  • since December 2014 Member of the European Economic Forum (EWiF), Munich
  • since November 2014 Member of InvestAfrica, London
  • since 2011 Member of the Advisory Board of the "Jewish Voice from Germany"
  • since 2010 Member of the Advisory Board for "Global Issues" of the German Foreign Ministry
  • since 2010 Member of The Atlantic Council of the United States, Washington, D.C.
  • since 2009 Member of the Study Group on Strategic Issues of the German Association for Foreign Policy, Berlin
  • January 2005 - June 2012 Chairwoman of the FDP-Transatlantic Forum
  • from February 2003 - December 2005 Chairwoman of the FDP-National-Committee on Foreign- and Security Policy
  • from July 2002 - May 2011 foreign and security-policy advisor to the Chairman of the FDP
  • Founder and President of the Foundation "Dialogue of Cultures", 2001
  • since 2000 Member of the Advisory Board of the Philharmony of Nations, Hamburg
  • since 1996 Member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, Salzburg
  • since 1996 Member of the International Advisory Board of the Instituto de Empresa (IE), Madrid
  • since 1995 Member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), London
  • Member of the American Chamber of Commerce, Frankfurt, 1993 - 1997
  • Vice President of the German-Atlantic-Association, Berlin, 1991 - 2003
  • since 1990 Member of the American Council on Germany, New York


Articles on US- Foreign Policy, the European-American and German-American relations after 1945, transatlantic-security-policy, defense and military issues, the CSCE/OSCE- Process, or the American Presidency have appeared a.o. in Außenpolitik, Presidential Studies Quarterly, Washington Quarterly, Europäische Rundschau, International Herald Tribune, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Die Welt, Cicero, Wall Street Journal, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, NATO`s NATIONS

  • The Closed Society and Its Friends, Hamburg 1997
  • On the Fragility of Democracy, Munich 1995
  • Rendezvous with GDR - Political Myths and their Demythologyzation, Düsseldorf 1994
  • The End of the Bonn Republic - A European View, Stuttgart 1993
  • The New Europe - A European-American Dialogue (Ed.), Bonn/Berlin 1992
  • History and Progress, In Search of the European and American Mind, New York 1989 (Foreword by Gordon A. Craig); German edition 1987