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Dr. Ludger Volmer

Former Deputy Foreign Minister of Germany

born in Gelsenkirchen on 17th February 1952, 1 child

Professional Background in Politics

1994-2005 Member of Parliament of "The Greens" and "Alliance 90/The Greens" party
2002-2005 Spokesman on foreign policy
1985-1990 Spokesman on world economic issues
1986 Chairman of parliamentary group
Memberships (selection): 
Parliamentary committees of foreign affairs, economic cooperation and development, finance, United Nations 
Parliamentary assemblies of Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Council of Europe and Inter-parliamentary Union 
Deputy Chairman of German-American and German-Russian parliamentary groups
1998-2002 Deputy foreign minister
1991-1994 Party president
1993 Co-founder of the "Alliance90/the Greens" party
1979 Co-founder of the "The Greens" party
1983-1985 Political employee of "The Greens" parliamentary group

Professional Background in Business and Science

since 2006 Teacher on foreign and security policy at department for international relations of Free University of Berlin
since 2003 Freelance consultant and shareholder of several consulting companies
1980-1983 Professional positions in regional planning, political adult education and empiric social research
1979 Scientific employee at Ruhr-University of Bochum 

Positions of honour (selection)

2003-2005 Executive committee member of the German Council on Foreign Relations
2002-2005 Founder and board of directors member of the Centre for International Peace Operations (ZIF)
1999-2002 Board of directors member of the Foundation for Peace Research
1998-2003 Board of directors member of German TV
since 1998 Board of directors member of the Foundation for Development and Peace
since 1969 Voluntary engagements in various citizens' action groups and university committees


1998 Doctorate at Ruhr-University of Bochum (Internal and international politics, international law and sociology)
1980-1983 Doctorate studies of philosophy at University of Gießen
1971-1978 Studies of social science and education at Ruhr-University of Bochum, Diploma (MA) 


2000 Grand Officier de Ordre National de la Legion d´Honneur, France
2002 Cavaliere di Gran Croce della Rep. Italiana
2003 Lifelong goalkeeper of honnor of "green tulip" football team