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Biography of Hans-Georg Wieck (picture),
born March 28, 1928, Hamburg

1947-1952: Studies at Hamburg University - History, Philosophy, Public Law, receiving a Doctorate Degree (PhD) in 1953 with the thesis on "The Establishment of the Christian Democratic Union and the re-establishment of the Centre Party in the years 1945-1947”"

Professional career

1954-1993: Member of the German Foreign Service (1954-1993)

1966-1974: Federal Ministry for Defence (Head of the Planning Staff 1970-1974)

1974-1977: Ambassador to Tehran/Iran

1977-1980: Ambassador to Moscow/Soviet Union

1980-1985: Permanent Representative of the Federal Republic to the "North Atlantic Council" (NATO), Brussels

1985-1990: President Federal German Intelligence (BND)

1990-1993: Ambassador of the united Germany to New Delhi (India)

1993-1995: Advisor to President Shevardnadze /Georgia

1997-2001: Head of the OSCE Advisory and Monitoring Group in Belarus (Minsk)


Civil society activities

1996-2008: Chairman German-Indian Society ("Deutsch-Indische Gesellschaft e.V.")

Since 2004: Chairman Human Rights in Belarus ("Menschenrechte in Weißrussland e.V.")

Since 2004: Chairman Advisory Council of Intelligence Round Table ("Gesprächskreis Nachrichtendienste e.V.")

Since 1982 St. John's Order, Germany


Academic lectures and publications

Hans-Georg Wieck was a Guest Professor and Lecturer at several universities (Eichstätt; Munich, Lublin/Poland) and published articles and essays on topical international issues such as the international security after the end of the Iraqi war, intelligence in democratically structured states, strategies to cope with international terrorism, democratic transformation in Russia and other post-Soviet states, such as Belarus. Other publications deal with India and with South Asia and the German Indian Society.

Picture of Dr. Hans-Georg Wieck