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Henry-Kissinger-Professor Ulrich Schlie

Professor Ulrich Schlie

Henry-Kissinger-Professor for Security and Strategic Studies

Tel.: +49 228/73-7639
E-Mail: ulrich.schlie(at)
Römerstr. 164, 4th Floor
D-53117 Bonn, Germany


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 foundation 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 from the University of Bonn.

Ulrich Schlie was, among other things, 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).


Consultation hour / university courses

Consultation hour

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University courses during the winter semester 2020/2021

  • Historical and political foundations of the French-German security relations (masters module GMEP/EP)
  • The NATO Strategic Concept (masters module PMEP/EP)
  • PhD colloquium


 University courses during the summer semester 2020

  • Burdensharing in the transatlantic security relations (masters module GMEP/EP)
  • German Foreign Policy and the strategic shift (bachelors module VMDE)


Research focuses / expertise

Research focuses

International relations and international security, globalisation, strategy, political decision processes, German and European history



International relations, international security, security strategies, intelligence agencies and national security, NATO, defense policy, globalisation, transatlantic relations, Germany, United States of America, Russia, Europe, governance, United Nations, Afghanistan war, nuclear questions

Research Fellows


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Philip Ackermann, M.A.

Research Fellow and Project Manager of the "International Security Forum Bonn"

Phone: +49 228/ 73-62972
E-Mail: philip.ackermann(at)
Römerstraße 164
D-53117, Germany

Philip Ackermann studied Political Science at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn and completed his Master in Strategic Studies at Aberystwyth University, Wales, in Great Britain. He previously worked as a research assistant at the Center for International Security and Governance.



Research Assistants

Cornelius Lilie, M.A.

Research assistant

Tuesdays & Wednesdays 9am - 4:30pm
Thursdays 9am - 2pm

Mail: lilie(at)
Römerstraße 164
D-53117, Germany

Cornelius Lilie studied history and political science at the University of Bonn and Valencia and completed his master's degree at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn in Eastern European History. He is currently working on his PhD with Prof. Martin Aust. Prior to his work as CASSIS, he worked at the Bonner Akademie für Forschung und Lehre praktischer Politik (BAPP).


Foto_VladimirStosicVladimir Stosic, M.A.

Research assistant

Wednesdays 9am - 5pm
Thursdays 10am - 12pm

Mail: stosic(at)
Römerstraße 164
D-53117, Germany

Vladimir Stosic studied political science at the University of Duisburg-Essen and completed his master's degree at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn. He is currently working on his PhD with Prof. Dr. Tilman Mayer and concentrates on questions of the international order, rivaling (great) power politics and realistic theories on International Relations.


Fenja Wiluda, B.A.

Research assistant

Mondays 9am - 4pm
Tuesdays 9am - 12pm

Mail: wiluda(at)
Römerstraße 164
D-53117, Germany

Fenja Wiluda studies in the political science master's program at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn.




 Student Assistants

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Student assistant

Tuesdays 10am - 4pm
Wednesdays 10am - 12pm

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Römerstraße 164
D-53117, Germany

Johanna Beddig studies politics und society as well as German studies at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn.
Her main focus is among others German and European politics, as well as international relations.



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Student assistant

Wednesdays 10am - 2pm
Thursdays 9am - 1pm

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Römerstraße 164
D-53117, Germany

Jonathan Proksch studies geography at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn.





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