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MA Michael SCHMUNK Former Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Bosnia, Kosovo, Azerbaijan and Envoy for Afghanistan; Deputy Permanent Representative of Germany to the OSCE - Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Vienna


1971-1972 General Military Service (18 months), Koblenz/Daaden 1972-1976 University Degrees in Law and Political Science 1976-1977 Teaching and Research Fellow, Political Science Department, University of Bonn 1977-1983 Advisor for Foreign and Security Policy, German Parliament, Bonn 1983-1985 Desk Officer, NATO/WEU, German Foreign Office, Bonn 1985 Desk Officer, Conventional Disarmament (MBFR/Stockholm Process), German Foreign Office, Bonn 1985-1987 Press and Political Officer, German Embassy, Washington, D.C., USA 1987-1990 Desk Officer, North-South Dialogue/UNCTAD/G 77/OECD, Bonn 1991-1994 Press spokesman and desk officer at the Political Department, German Embassy, Pretoria/Capetown, South Africa 1994-1997 Ambassador to Azerbaijan, Baku 1997-2000 Deputy Director, USA, Canada, Transatlantic Relations and G 8 Department, German Foreign Office, Bonn/Berlin 1999 Head of the G 8 Foreign Ministers' Team (German G 8 Presidency, 1999), German Foreign Office, Bonn 2000-2002 Head (Ambassador rank), German Liaison Office, Prishtina, Kosovo 2002-2004 Ambassador at Large; Special Representative and Head of the Special Task Force for Afghanistan, German Foreign Office, Berlin 2004-2005 Visiting Diplomat in Residence at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP), Berlin (Peace-, Nation- und State-Building Concepts and Instruments) 2005-2006 Senior Fellow at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs/John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA (Peace-, state- and nation-building research and teaching) 2006-2008 Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina; Permanent Member of the Peace Implementation Council Steering (PIC) Board Ambassadors; Sarajevo 2008 Decoration with the Golden Cross of Honor of the German Armed Forces 2008-2010 Ambassador; German Foreign Office's Special Representative and Ambassador at Large for Foreign and Security Policy Related Cooperation with Universities, Foundations and Think Tanks, Berlin since 2010 Minister and Deputy Chief of Mission; Permanent Mission of the Federal Republic of Germany to the OSCE, Vienna