Heinrich Kreft

Special Representative for Dialogue among Civilizations, Federal Foreign Office of Germany

Heinrich Kreft is a career diplomat, currently serving as special representative for dialogue among civilizations at the Federal Foreign Office of Germany. Prior to this, he was senior foreign policy advisor to the CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group in the German Bundestag. From 2004 to 2006 he was senior strategic analyst and deputy head of the Policy Planning Staff of the German Foreign Ministry in Berlin. As a diplomat, he has been stationed in such locations as, amongst others, Tokyo (from 1991 to 1994) and Washington, DC (from 2001 to 2004). Mr. Kreft served as a member of the Foreign Policy Planning Staff in charge of the Americas, Asia and Economic Issues; and as a visiting fellow at The Henry L Stimson Center, the Heritage Foundation, and the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. He holds a Ph.D. and an M.A. from the University of Münster and has also completed studies at Juniata College in Huntington, Pennsylvania and the Institut d´Etudes Politiques de Paris and Sorbonne Nouvelle in Paris.


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