Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schlie

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schlie

Director of the Center for Advanced Security, Strategic and Integration Studies (CASSIS)
Henry Kissinger Chair for Security and Strategic Studies at the Institute for Political Science and Sociology.


Tel.: 0228/73-7639
Adress: Römerstr. 164, 3rd Floor, D-53117 Bonn
Twitter: @CASSIS_Bonn

Detailed curriculum vitae
Selected publications


Ulrich Schlie joined the Foreign Service in 1993 as a member of the 48th attaché course after working for the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP) in Ebenhausen/Isar for two years. He was the political director at the Federal Ministry of Defence, Berlin from 2012 to 2014 and headed the Planning Staff of the Minister of Defence from 2005 to 2012. He habilitated in February 2020 with a thesis on the strategic change in the foreign and security policy of the Federal Republic of Germany since 1949 at the Andrássy University in Budapest. In 1992 he obtained his doctorate at the University of Bonn with a thesis bearing the title “Secret talks with the opponent. The Western Powers and the Peace Issue in World War II”. He completed his studies in Medieval and Modern History, Political Science and Romance Studies in 1991 with a Magister Atrium degree at the University of Bonn.

Ulrich Schlie was the owner of the Chair for Diplomacy II at Andrássy University Budapest, Professor of Practice at Tufts University (Medford, MA/USA), Fellow at the Weatherhead Center at Harvard University (Cambridge, MA/USA), Visiting Fellow at the Nato Defence College Rome, Visiting Scholar at the University of Cambridge/UK and Professeur associé as holder of the Alfred Grosser Chair at the Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po).

Research focuses


  • International Relations and International Security
  • German Foreign and Security Policy
  • Strategy and Diplomacy
  • Political decision-making Processes
  • German and European History

Further expertise

Balkan | Europe | Intelligence | Globalisation | Military Strategy and National Security | NATO | Nuclear Issues | Russia | Transatlantic Relations | Turkey | United Nations | United States of America | Contemporary History

Research projects


Consultation hours

Prof. Schlie offers a telephone consultation hour every Friday from 5 pm.

During the semester break, office hours will be held on 31 August 2022 (from 14:00 - 16:00) and on 01 September 2022 (from 13:00 - 14:30).

All consulation hours require an appointment. Please contact Penelope Wessel (

Winter semester 2022/2023

  • Henry Kissinger and Germany (Master Module PMIB)
  • Doctoral colloquium on methodological problems in contemporary history and international security policy in the digital age (by personal invitation)

 Summer semester 2022

  • Current Issues in German Foreign and Security Policy (Master Module PMEP)
  • Doctoral colloquium on methodological problems in contemporary history and international security policy in the digital age (by personal invitation)

Events hosted by the HKP

The Henry Kissinger Professorship for Security and Strategic Studies (HKP) hosts a number of events with distinguished guests from academia, politics, and business, both as part of CASSIS and in cooperation with external partners.

upcoming events and event series: 

International experts meet in Bonn to discuss the future of transatlantic relations as well as German, American, and European foreign and security policy. The discussion will focus on religion, conflict and politics, antisemitism and its impact on transnational security cooperation, and new opportunities for middle power security cooperation in the face of geopolitical upheaval.

past events and event series

  • Bonner Wettbewerbsgespräche (31.08.2022)

Global economy between geostrategy and competition law - on the role of the state in the future world division of labour

An event with Jaap De Hoop Scheffer

Renaissance of the American-German Partnership? Experiences and perspectives in times of crisis

Here you will find overviews of past and upcoming CASSIS events.

News of the HKP

  • Article by Ulrich Schie for NZZ: "Österreich ringt mit sich selber und erlebt einen grossen Wandel in seiner politischen Klasse" (28.09.2022)
  • Paper by Ulrich Schlie in: "Im Namen Gottes“– Die Berufung auf den Namen Gottes und die Entwicklung der Staatenwelt seit dem Beginn des 20. Jahrhunderts, in: Sautermeister, Jochen/Hilpert, Konrad (Hgg.), Moralismen. Formen und Strukturen einer neuen Sensibilität (Jahrbuch für Moraltheologie Bd. 6), Freiburg 2022.
  • Radio report by Ulrich Schlie for MDR Kultur: „Der Ukraine-Krieg: Die ost- und westdeutsche Sicht.“ (02.09.2022)
  • Article by Ulrich Schlie for Cicero: "Zum Tod von Michail Gorbatschow- Ambivalentes Erbe" (31.08.2022)
  • Article by Ulrich Schlie for Cicero: "Die Gegenwart des 20. Juli 1944 und seine Fragen an uns" (20.07.2022)
  • Lecture by Ulrich Schlie at the DFS Award Ceremony at Schloss Nymphenburg: "Was der Ukraine-Krieg verändern wird: Die Zukunft des transatlantischen Verhältnisses und eine neue Rolle für Deutschland?"(03.07.2022)
  • Lecture by Ulrich Schlie in the context of the lecture series: "Strategic Consequences of the Ukraine War" with the title "Die Evolution der Transatlantischen Beziehungen im Zuge der Ukraine-Krise" (23.06.2022)
  • Article by Ulrich Schlie for NZZ: "Kein anderer Politiker des frühen 20. Jahrhunderts war so vielschichtig wie Walther Rathenau – vor hundert Jahren ist der deutsche Aussenminister ermordet worden" (18.06.2022)
  • Johanna Möhring participated in the online panel discussion "Die Auswirkungen der russischen Invasion auf die deutsche Außen- und Verteidigungspolitik: Wird Berlin zur führenden Militärmacht in Europa?" organised by CESICE in Genoble, the CCEAE in Montréaland and the "Forum de défense et de la stratégie" (09.05.2022)
  • Lecture by Johanna Möhring at the Graduate Institute: "'Confrontation is from Mars, Cooperation is from Venus'. Gendering defence cooperation in Europe" (14.04.2022) 
  • Lecture by Johanna Möhring for the Collège Européen de Sécurité et de Défense (CESD): "An impossible, yet indispensable bet" (11. April 2022)
  • Articel for "die Welt": "Erlebte und erlittene Geschichte: Beklemmend aktuell und lehrreich: Herbert Kremps Buch über den Zweiten Weltkrieg" (31.03.2022)
  • Radio report by Johanna Möhring in Franco Culture: "Europe: naissance de la défense commune ?" (14.03.2022)
  • WDR 5 feature: "Putin is in a weak position" (03.10.2022)
  • Interview with the Kölnische Runschau: "Putin's own reality" (08.03.2022)
  • Guest commentary in the NZZ: "The End of Illusions - Are We Heading for a New Age of Confrontation and Great Power Rivalry?" (07.03.2022)
  • Article for CNN: "Suddenly the US and Germany have a chance to be effective partners" (07.03.2022)
  • Interview with the Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger on the escalation in the Ukraine conflict: "Putin has observed the failure of the West" (02/24/2022)
  • Anthology contribution by Fenja Wiluda (WMA): Trudeau: Höhenflug und Fall eines Premiers?, in: Gu, Xuewu/ Ohnesorge, Hendrik W. (eds.): Weltpolitische Gestaltung in Zeiten von COVID-19, Springer: Wiesbaden 2022.
  • Article for the Yearbook of European Integration 2021: "Die Europäische Union und die NATO" (22.12.2021) 
  • Essay by Vladimir Stosic (WHK), Essay contest winner 2021 of the Young Transatlantic Initiative "Cyber Achilles? On the Importance of Undersea-Cables in the 21st Century" (15.12.2021) 
  •  Guest Commentary for General-Anzeiger: "Mehr Kontinuität als Wandel?" (03.12.2021)
  • Article for NZZ: "Pearl Harbor: Vor achtzig Jahren hat sich der europäische Krieg mit dem Angriff ins Globale geweitet" (07.12.2021)
  • Article: Die Türkei als islamischer Staat und ihre außenpolitische Agenda (Nov. 2021)
  • Article for Cicero: "Koalitionsvertrag - Sicherheitspolitik: Was ist neu, was wird bleiben?" (26.11.2021)
  • Article for NZZ:  "Hohenzollern-Debatte: Es geht nicht zuletzt um die Geschichte Preussens" (23.11.2021)
  • Article in: Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade: "Should the Western Balkans participate in the Conference on the Future of Europe?" (11.22.2021)


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Philipp van Helden

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Penelope Wessel

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