Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schlie
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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.

Contact

E-Mail: ulrich.schlie@uni-bonn.de
Tel.: 0228/73-7639
Address: Genscherallee, 2nd Floor, D-53113 Bonn
Twitter: @CASSIS_Bonn


Profile

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 Policy 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 Interests

Focus

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

Further expertise

Balkans | 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


Teaching

Master of Arts "Strategy and International Security" (MSIS)

The Master's programme "Strategy and International Security", developed by the Henry Kissinger Professorship, will start in the winter term 2023/24 at the Institute for Political Science and Sociology at the University of Bonn.

Here you can find more information on the Master's programme.

Consultation Hours

Open office hours for students of the Master's program 'Strategy and International Security' take place on mondays from 2 pm - 3 pm. Questions can be asked beforehand via mail (msis@uni-bonn.de).

Winter Term 2023/24


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.

Past Events and Event Series: 

In cooperation with the Institut Français Bonn, the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom and the Centre Ernst Robert Curtius (CERC) of the University of Bonn, the Henry Kissinger Professorship organised another edition of the Franco-German Dialogue. The discussions focused on the defence of Eastern Europe against a possible Russian aggression with a particular focus on the role of Germany and France.

In cooperation with the Institut Français Bonn, the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom and the Centre Ernst Robert Curtius (CERC) of the University of Bonn, the Henry Kissinger Professorship organised another edition of the Franco-German Strategic Dialogue with the theme Global Power Shifts and a Common Franco-German Perspective. The discussion at the Institut Français Bonn focused on the key factors of the Franco-German tandem for Europe as well as a common perspective for the future.

In cooperation with the Institut Français Bonn, the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom and the Centre Ernst Robert Curtius (CERC) of the University of Bonn, the Henry Kissinger Professorship organised another edition of the Franco-German Dialogue on the rise of the Gulf monarchies. The online discussion dealt with cooperation possibilities and dependency relationships of Germany and France with the Gulf monarchies.


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


    News of the HKP

    • Interview with Ulrich Schlie in Weltspiegel (ARD) about the role of the Maidan protests in Ukraine (18.02.2024)
    • Contribution by Ulrich Schlie in Stimmen der Zeit: "Friedensvermittlung. Zur Diplomatie des Vatikans in der Ukraine" (02/2024)
    • Interview with Ulrich Schlie about the threat to german democracy in Il Foglio Quotidiano (02.02.2024)
    • Article by Ulrich Schlie in the "Risikobild 2024" on the capacity of the NATO to act (01/2024)
    • Essay by Ulrich Schlie in Stimmen der Zeit: "Vatikandiplomatie. Papst Franziskus und Israel / Palästina" (01/2024)
    • Guest commentary by Ulrich Schlie in the NZZ about Richard Overys "Weltenbrand. Der große imperiale Krieg, 1931-1945" (15.01.2024)
    • Interview with Ulrich Schlie on WELT TV: On the funeral of Wolfgang Schäuble (08.01.2024)
    • Guest commentary by Ulrich Schlie in the NZZ: "Hitler verknüpfte sein Schicksal mit dem des Deutschen Reichs und scheiterte damit. Wird es Putin ähnlich gehen?" (06.01.2024)
    • Article by Ulrich Schlie in the NZZ: Obituary for Wolfgang Schäuble (28.12.2023)
    • Interview with Ulrich Schlie on WELT TV: On the death of Wolfgang Schäuble (27.12.2023)
    • Article by Ulrich Schlie in Handelsblatt: "Why Europe must strategically reposition itself" (22.12.2023)
    • Interview with Ulrich Schlie on rbb radioeins: Can an international security alliance protect merchant ships? (22.12.2023)
    • Interview with Ulrich Schlie in Aktuelle Stunde (WDR): Obituary for Henry Kissinger (30.11.2023)
    • Interview with Ulrich Schlie in the General Anzeiger about Henry Kissinger's role for the professorship (30.11.2023)
    • Interview with Ulrich Schlie on WELT TV: Obituary for Henry Kissinger “Er war eine Ausnahmegestalt” (30.11.2023)
    • Article by Ulrich Schlie in Cicero: Obituary for Henry Kissinger "Ein Glücksfall für Deutschland" (30.11.2023)
    • Article by Ulrich Schlie in the Frankfurter Rundschau: Obituary for Henry Kissinger "Dank Kissinger bekam Deutschland eine zweite Chance" (30.11.2023)
    • Interview with Ulrich Schlie for ZDF heute on the poisoning of the wife of the head of Ukrainian military intelligence, Marianna Budanova (29.11.2023)
    • Interview with Ulrich Schlie for Deutschlandfunk: "Krieg in Ukraine und Nahost" (19.11.2023)
    • Article by Ulrich Schlie for Cicero on the Defense Policy Guidelines: "Die neue Kriegstüchtigkeit" (13.11.2023)
    • Interview with Ulrich Schlie for the Podcast "Koschwitz am Wochenende" on Iran's role in the Hamas attacks (23.10.2023)
    • Interview with Ulrich Schlie for Generalanzeiger: "In jedem Konflikt muss man der Diplomatie eine Chance geben" (19.10.2023)
    • DAAD-Policytalk with Ulrich Schlie: International scientific cooperation in the context of a national security strategy (18.10.2023)
    • Interview with Ulrich Schlie for Merkur (IPPEN.Media): "Terrorgefahr in Europa ist gestiegen" (18.10.2023)
    • Interview with Ulrich Schlie for Morgenecho (WDR5): "Krieg in Israel: Wie ist die aktuelle Lage im Gazastreifen?" (14.10.2023)
    • Interview with Ulrich Schlie for Frankfurter Rundschau (IPPEN.Media): "Israel droht Fünf-Fronten-Krieg: „Existenzkampf der jetzigen israelischen Generation“ (13.10.2023)
    • Interview with Ulrich Schlie for Tagesspiegel: "Minen, Häuserkampf, Hinterhalte: Die wichtigsten Fragen und Antworten zur möglichen Bodenoffensive in Gaza" (13.10.2023)
    • Lectures by Ulrich Schlie at the Cusanuswerk Summer Academy on German Foreign Policy in Transition in Papenburg (05./06.09.2023)
    • Article by Ulrich Schlie for the WELT on the current military situation of the Russian war of aggression (21.07.2023)
    • Lecture on the anniversary of 20 July 1944 by Sophie Freifrau von Bechtolsheim and Ulrich Schlie at the Feldjägerschule in Hanover (21.07.2023)
    • Article by Ulrich Schlie on the anniversary of 20 July 1944 in Die Tagespost (20.07.2023)
    • Guest commentary by Ulrich Schlie on the National Security Strategy in the Neue Zürcher Zeitung (10.07.2023)
    • Guest commentary by Ulrich Schlie for Tagespost "Eine verpasste Chance - Deutschlands Sicherheitsstrategie hält nicht, was sie verspricht" (23.06.2023)
    • Ceremony for Henry Kissinger on the occasion of his 100th birthday in Fürth with Ulrich Schlie (20.06.2023)
    • Lecture and Scientific Responsibility "War Chaos and Peace Order. What we can learn from history" at the Bildungszentrum Kloster Banz (05.06.2023)
    • Moderation of the panel "Staatsintervention vs. Wettbewerb - Anfänge der Sozialen Marktwirtschaft und Herausforderungen der Gegenwart" (01.06.2023)
    • Interview with Ulrich Schlie for the Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung: "Krieg in Europa - aber Ampel vertagt Nationale Sicherheitsstrategie" (28.05.2023)
    • Essay by Ulrich Schlie for WELT: "Was in der Gestapo-Akte über Henry Kissingers Familie steht" (27.05.2023)
    • Essay by Ulrich Schlie for Cicero: "100. Geburtstag von Henry Kissinger- Zwischen Geist und Macht" (27.05.2023)
    • Lecture by Ulrich Schlie at the National University of Public Service in Budapest on Kissinger's view of history and understanding of politics (26.05.2023)
    • Lecture by Ulrich Schlie at the Munich Foreign Affairs Association on Henry Kissinger and Germany (25.05.2023)
    • Moderation of the panel "German Strategic Culture and Zeitenwende: is Germany changing" with Dr Aylin Matlé in London (11.05.2023)
    • Expert Discussion of the Academy of International Affairs NRW on the Situation in Moldova and the Role of the European Union in South Eastern Europe (04.05.2023)
    • Presentation of his study and following discussion with Ulrich Schlie at the Hanns Seidel Stiftung about geopolitical powershifts on the balkan (27.04.2023)
    • Impulse lecture by Ulrich Schlie on the panel "Global/political level" at the conference Future developments of rhe planning staff of the German armed Forces (25.04.2023)
    • Lecture by Ulrich Schlie at the Institute of Advanced Studies Kőszeg about the future role of Europe in the world (24.04.2023)
    • Expert discussion of the VdSt with Ulrich Schlie and Sigmar Gabriel on lessons learned and the future of German foreign policy (17.04.2023)
    • Interview with Ulrich Schlie for T-Online: "Bedrohte Sicherheit: 'Deutschland muss eine bittere Lektion lernen'" (28.02.2023)
    • Essay by Ulrich Schlie for Cicero: "Mit wortgewaltigem Zynismus in den Untergang" (18.02.2023)
    • Essay by Ulrich Schlie for die Welt: "Warum der Egoismus der Ministerien unsere Sicherheitspolitik lahmlegt" (24.01.2023)
    • Essay by Ulrich Schlie for Cicero: "Ein Vertrag gegen die Geschichte und für die Zukunft eines einigen Europas" (22.02.2023)
    • Essay by Ulrich Schlie for Cicero: "Die Bundeswehr à la carte hat ausgedient" (17.01.2023)
    • Essay by Ulrich Schlie for the Herder Korrespondenz: "Widerständige Literaten" (01.01.2023)
    • Lecture by Ulrich Schlie for the Akademie für europäischen Menschenrechtsschutz: "Machtverschiebungen im Balkanraum" (11.01.2023)

    Research fellows

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    Fenja Wiluda

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    Philipp van Helden



    Assistant

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    Carina Siegert


    Research Assistants

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    Max-Christian Mai

    Avatar Schwafferts

    Julius Schwafferts

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    Anna Lena Gansäuer

    Avatar Reischert

    Valentin Reischert

    Avatar Fietze

    Johanna Fietze

    Avatar Bell

    Johannes Bell

    Avatar Westermann

    Thisbe Westermann

    Avatar Laumann

    Carlotta Laumann

    Avatar Klei

    Luna Klei


    Intern

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