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Tobias Lindner

Guest Speaker

Professional affiliation

Minister of State at the Federal Foreign Office, Germany

Full Biography

Dr. Tobias Lindner has been Minister of State at the Federal Foreign Office since 8 December 2021. His regional competence covers transatlantic relations, relations with Belarus, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine, the Asia Pacific region, the Near and Middle East and Latin America. Tobias Lindner focuses on security policy issues and is committed to the further development of the rules‑based international order, to the strengthening of the United Nations and to a feminist foreign policy. He advocates for a strong role for Germany in civilian crisis prevention, humanitarian assistance and peace mediation. Tobias Lindner also works on structural issues such as the digital transformation, gender equality, diversity and budget issues.

2002 to 2007 - Studied technical economics at Karlsruhe University

2007 to 2011 - Research fellow at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

2011 - Awarded doctoral degree (Doctor of Economics)

Since 2011 - Member of the German Bundestag; Security Policy Spokesperson for the Alliance 90/The Greens parliamentary group in the 19th electoral term (2017‑2021)

2013 to 2021 - Deputy Chairperson of the German-Canadian Parliamentary Friendship Group

Since 8 December 2021 - Minister of State at the Federal Foreign Office