Stürmer, Michael 1938-

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STÜRMER, Michael 1938-

PERSONAL: Surname listed in some sources under Stuermer; born September 29, 1938, in Kassel, Germany; son of Bruno (a musical composer) and Ursula (Scherbening) Stürmer. Education: Attended London School of Economics and Political Science, London; University of Marburg, Ph.D., 1965; University of Darmstadt, habilitation, 1971.

ADDRESSES: Office—c/o Institut für Geschichte, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Kochstrasse 4, 91054 Erlangen, Germany; fax: +49-91-31-852-5835; or c/o Die Welt, Axel Springerstrasse 65, D-10888 Berlin, Germany.

CAREER: University of Sussex, Brighton, Sussex, England, lecturer in European history, 1970-71; University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Erlangen, Germany, professor of medieval and modern history, 1973-2003. Harvard University, research fellow, 1976-77; Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ, member, 1977-78; University of Toronto, visiting professor, 1983-84; University of Paris, professor associate with the Sorbonne, 1984-85; Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies, visiting professor in Bologna, Italy, 1985-86, 1998-99, and non-executive director of European Program; Research Institute for International Affairs, Ebenhausen/Isartal, Germany, director, 1988-98. J. P. Morgan Bank, member of German advisory council, 1990-2001; European Union Commission, advisor on common foreign and security policy, 1993-98.

MEMBER: International Institute for Strategic Studies.

AWARDS, HONORS: Officer, French Legion of Honor.


Das Ruhelose Reich: Deutschland, 1866-1918, [Berlin, Germany], 1983, 4th edition, 1994.

Scherben des Glücks: Klassizismus und Revolution, [Berlin, Germany], 1987.

Die Grenzen der Macht: Begegnung der Deutschen mit der Geschichte, [Berlin, Germany], 1992.

Striking the Balance: Sal. Oppenheim Jr. et Cie, a Family and a Bank, [London, England], 1994.

Die Reichsgründung, 4th edition, 1997.

(Editor, with Robert Blackwill) Allies Divided: Transatlantic Policies for the Greater Middle East, MIT Press (Cambridge, MA), 1997.

The German Century, 1998.

Columnist for Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 1984-94, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 1994-98, Financial Times, and Corriere della Sera; chief correspondent for Die Welt and Welt am Sonntag, 1998—.

WORK IN PROGRESS: A study of the world without world order.