New in Advisory Board: Former Undersecretary of State Dr. Born


New in Advisory Board: Former Undersecretary of State Dr. Born

We are very happy to announce that Dr. Wolf-Ruthart Born has joined our Advisory Board today, as another prominent figure of German and international foreign policy. Dr. Born recently served as Undersecretary of State or Europe, political relations and the United Nations between 2009 and 2011.

After postings in Sudan and Buenos Aires, Dr. Born was responsible for bilateral relations to all western European countries including Turkey and the negotiations for the Schengen-Agreement at the Federal Chancellery. He later represented Germany as ambassador to Mexico, Turkey and Spain.

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Lebenlauf Dr. Wolf-Ruthart Born

Dr. Born met members of IFAIR last year for an exclusive backgroun session to talk about career opportunities in international relations as well as current developments in foreign affairs. He will advise and support IFAIR in its projects and development.

Alexander Pyka

Dr. Alexander Pyka is Co-Founder of IFAIR and programme coordinator for the Impact Group ”Fireside Chats Berlin”. He was a member of the executive Board until 2016. Alexander works at the public international law division at the German Federal Foreign Office. He wrote his doctoral thesis about the international sanctions regime against Iran while working as personal adviser to a former head of government. Alexander studied Law at Bucerius Law School, Germany and Tel Aviv University, Israel, as a scholar of the German National Academic Foundation. In 2013, he was selected “Global Leader of Tomorrow” by the St. Gallen Symposium, “Top 99 under 33 Foreign Policy Leader” by the Diplomatic Courier in Washington D.C. and “Global Shaper” by the World Economic Forum, Davos. Alexander speaks German, English, French and Spanish.