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Dieter Dettke

Title VIII Summer Research Scholar


    June 17, 2013 — August 30, 2013

    Professional affiliation

    Adjunct Graduate Professor, Security Studies Program and the BMW center for German and European Studies, Georgetown University.

    Full Biography


    Dr.Phil., Diplompolitologe


    • U.S. Representative and Executive Director of the Washington Office of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation
    • Political Counselor and Foreign Policy and International Security Advisor of the SPD Parliamentary Group of the German Parliament (Bundestag)
    • Staff Director, Office of the State Minister of the German Foreign Office
    • Research Associate of the German Council on Foreign Relations


    German foreign and domestic policy; economic and security issues; European integration and NATO

    Major Publications

    • Allianz im Wandel. Amerikanisch-Europaeische Sicherheitsbeziehungen im Zeichen des Bilateralismus der Supermaechte. Frankfurt am Main: Metzner 1976 (Author)

    Previous Terms

    Sept. 1, 2006 - May 1, 2007; "In Search of Normalcy: Germany's Defense and Security Policy Between Realpolitik and the Civilian Power Paradigm"
    The purpose of the research proposal is to examine the evolution of Germany's foreign and security policy after unification, particularly the markedly more national German exceptionalism based on the civilian power paradigm during the Iraq crisis. As a result the three basic components of German foreign and security policy - European integration, transatlantic partnership and multilateral cooperation - seem to face an uncertain future. Focusing on the issue of how Germany has dealt with the international crises and conflicts during the 1990's and the first years of the 21st century the project will try to contribute to the emerging debate about Germany's grand strategy and her role as a major power in Europe and as a player on the world stage.