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Detlef Junker

Detlef Junker, German modern history educator. With Federal Republic Germany military, 1959-1960. Member Association German Historians, Association German Universities, German Association American Studies, European Association American Studies, Society for Historians American Foreign Relations, Ranke-Society for History in Public Life, German Society for International Relations, Lions Club.

Background

  • Junker, Detlef was born on June 20, 1939 in Pinneberg, Federal Republic Germany. Son of Walter and Margarethe (Grevsmühl) Junker.

  • Education

    • Student, University Innsbruck, Austria, 1961. Student, University Kiel, Federal Republic Germany, 1967. Doctor of Philosophy, University Kiel, 1967.

      Habilitation, University Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Federal Republic Germany, 1974.

    Career

    • Assistant professor University Stuttgart, 1967-1970. Postdoctoral research fellow Yale University, New Haven, 1970-1971. German Academic Exchange Service fellow Washington, 1971.

      Associate professor University Stuttgart, 1974-1975. Professor modern history University Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Federal Republic Germany, 1975-1994, Curt Engelhorn chair for American history, since 1999. Director German History Institute, Washington, 1994-1999.

      Professor modern history University Heidelberg, since 1986, founder Schurman Library. for American History, since 1986, founding director, Heiddberg Center for American Studies.

    Works

    • Author: The German Center Party and Hitler, 1932/33, 1969, The Indivisible World Market, 1975, F.D. Roosevelt: Power and Vision, 1979, Struggle for World Power: The United States and Nazi Germany, 1933-1945, 1988, From World Power To Superpower United States Foreign Relations in the 20th Century, 1995, Power and Mission What Drives America, 2003. Guest editor: Germany and the United States 1940-1985, 86. Co-editor: History and Historiography in the 20th Century, 1972, German Parliamentary Debates, 1970-1971, Latin-America at the End of the 20th Century, 1994, The United States and Germany in the Age of the Cold War, 2 vols.

      , 2001. Editor (series) Personality and History, since 1989, Publications of the German History Institute, since 1994, Transatlantic History Studies, since 1994.

    Membership

    With Federal Republic Germany military, 1959-1960. Member Association German Historians, Association German Universities, German Association American Studies, European Association American Studies, Society for Historians American Foreign Relations, Ranke-Society for History in Public Life, German Society for International Relations, Lions Club.

    Personality

    Interests

    Travel, tennis, skiing, music, theater plays, dance.

    Connections

    • Married Heike Thiedemann. Children: Claudia, Julia. Married Anja van der Schrieck.
    • father: Walter Junker
    • mother: Margarethe (Grevsmühl) Junker
    • spouses: Heike Thiedemann
    • Anja van der Schrieck.
    • children: Claudia Junker
    • Julia Junker
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    • 1961
      University Innsbruck
    • 1967
      University Kiel
    • 1967
      University Kiel
    • 1974
      University Stuttgart
    • 1967 - 1970
      Assistant, professor University Stuttgart
    • 1970 - 1971
      postdoctoral research fellow, Yale University
      New Haven, Connecticut, United States
    • 1971
      German Academic Exchange Service fellow, Washington
    • 1974 - 1975
      associate, professor University Stuttgart
    • 1975 - 1994
      professor, modern history University Heidelberg
      Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
    • 1994 - 1999
      director, German History Institute
      Washington, United States
    • 1999
      professor, modern history University Heidelberg
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