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Gerhard Wettig

Gerhard Wettig, German political scientist, historian. Recipient Elsbeth-and-Herbert-Weichmann prize, 1989. Member Common German-Russ. History Commission, since 1998.

Background

  • Wettig, Gerhard was born on February 17, 1934 in Gelnhausen, Hesse, Germany. Son of Hermann and Kathe (Leiske) Wettig.

  • Education

    • Doctor of Philosophy, University Gottingen, Federal Republic of Germany, 1961.

    Career

    • Research.asst. Evangelische Studiengemeinschaft, Heidelberg, Federal Republic of Germany, 1961-1962. Member research staff German Society Foreign Affairs, Bonn, Federal Republic of Germany, 1962-1966. Member senior research staff Federal Institute for Eastern and International Studies, Cologne, Federal Republic of Germany, 1966-1974, deputy head foreign policy research Federal Republic of Germany, 1974-1988.

      Head department Institute East European and International Studies, 1988-1999, director history research project, since 2000.

    Works

    • Author: Entmilitarisierung und Wiederbewaffnung in Deutschland, 1943-1955, 67, Broadcasting and Detente, 1977, Umstrittene Sicherheit, 1982, Krieg und Frieden in Sowjetischer Sicht, 1986. Editor, co-author: Die Sowjetische Deutschland-Politik, 1945-1955, 99. Executive editor Journal Aussenpolitik, 1990-1998.

      Member international editorial board Comparative Strategy journal, since 1987, European Security, since 1992.

    Membership

    Member Common German-Russ. History Commission, since 1998.

    Connections

    • Married Heide Wallowy, April 12, 1962. Children: Andreas, Friedmunt, Tobias, Hannes.
    • father: Hermann Wettig
    • mother: Kathe (Leiske) Wettig
    • spouse: Heide Wallowy
    • children: Andreas Wettig
    • Friedmunt Wettig
    • Tobias Wettig
    • Hannes Wettig
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    Born February 17, 1934
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    • 1961
      University Göttingen
    • 1961 - 1962
      Research.asst. Evangelische Studiengemeinschaft
      Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
    • 1962 - 1966
      member, research staff German Society Foreign Affairs
      Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
    • 1966 - 1974
      member, senior research staff Federal Institute for Eastern and International Studies
      Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

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