Doctor of Philosophy, University Frankfurt, Germany, 1967. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary)(honorary), University Tuebingen, Germany, 2000.
Research fellow Center for International Affairs/Harvard University, 1968-1970. Co-director Peace Research Institute, Frankfurt, 1970-1978. Professor social science department University Bremen, Germany, since 1978.
Head board directors Berghof Foundation for Conflict Research, since 1970.
Several national and international scientific organisations.
Married Eva Knobloch, August 31, 1968. 1 child, Tanja.