Professor Dietmar Herz, University of Erfurt

Class @Collège: Geopolitics

Dietmar Herz was the founding director of the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy and holds the Chair for Comparative Government at the University of Erfurt. Having been Vice President for Studies and Teaching until November 2001, he served as the University of Erfurt's Vice President for International Affairs and Research until May 2006.

Dietmar Herz holds an MPA degree from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, where he studied Political Science and Public Administration. He also studied political science, law, philosophy, and history at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich and the London School of Economics. He holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from the University of Munich, where he also passed the state examinations in law.

Since 2005, he is teacher of the attaché training of the German Federal Foreign Office (Auswärtiges Amt). From 2009 to 2015, Dietmar Herz served as state secretary for the Ministry of Justice of the German state Thüringen. His lecture Geopolitics is an enrichment to the curriculum of the Collège des Ingénieurs.