Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Karl Kaiser
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Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Karl Kaiser 

Adjunct Professor of Public Policy, John F. Kennedy School of Government;
Director, Program on Transatlantic Relations, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University


Phone: +1- 617 495 1899
Adress: 1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138


Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Karl Kaiser is Senior Associate in the Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, and Adjunct Professor of Public Policy emeritus, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. 

He studied Economics and Political Science at Cologne University and Political Science. at University of Grenoble (D.E.S. de Science Politique) and Oxford University (Nuffield College). In 1963, he submitted his doctoral dissertation on British Policy on European Integration at Cologne
University. Kaiser was a lecturer and Professor at Harvard University, where he worked with Henry Kissinger, and held (Guest-)Professorships Johns Hopkins University in Bologna (Italy), Universities of Saarbruecken, Cologne, Florence, and Jerusalem.

From 1991 to 2000, he was Professor at the Institute of Political Science at the University of Bonn. Furthermore, he was Otto-Wolff-Director of the German Council on Foreign Relations in Bonn and Berlin between 1973 and 2003.

He served as an occasional Political Advisor to Chancellors Willy Brandt, Helmut Schmidt, and to Foreign Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher.
Karl Kaiser held numerous visiting professorships and was Member of the Federal Commission for the Reform of the Federal Armed Services, Member of the Council of Environmental Advisors of Germany, Expert member of several commissions of enquiry of the German Parliament, Testimonials in the German and Dutch Parliaments, the US Senate Armed Services Committee and the House Subcommittee on European Affairs of the US Congress.

Kaiser is author/editor of several hundred articles and fifty books in the fields of world affairs, German, French, British and US foreign policy, East-West relations, Nuclear Proliferation, strategic theory, international economics, international environmental policy.

He received numerous honors for and during his outstanding career: Prix Bentinck, Atlantic Award of NATO, Member of the American Philosophical Society; CBE (UK), Order of Merit (Germany), Légion d'Honneur, Officier (France), Order of Merit (Poland), Order of Merit (Spain), Honorary Doctor of the Russian Academy of Sciences (1992).

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