Advisory Board

The Advisory Board of the Federal Academy for Security Policy is responsible for providing advice to the Board of Trustees on all matters relating to interagency further training in security policy. It gives recommendations on content, methodological approaches and further development of the courses taught and conferences held at the BAKS.

The Advisory Board ensures the consistency of the Federal Academy’s work and provides ideas for further development. It consists of senior members from institutions and organisations with political and economic relevance for the German security policy. The members are appointed for three years and can be reappointed again. The Advisory Board usually convenes twice a year, and its meetings are confidential.

On 16 October 2018, the following members were appointed to the 8th Advisory Board of the Federal Academy for Security Policy:

  • Günter Bannas – Head (ret.),
    Berlin Office of Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
  • Agnieszka Brugger, Member of the German Bundestag, Bündnis 90 / Die Grünen
  • Gertrud Casel – Chairwoman (ret.),
    Exposure- und Dialogprogramme e.V.
  • Dr. Fritz Felgentreu, Member of the German Bundestag, SPD
  • Tanja Gönner – Chair of the Management Board,
    German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ)
  • Florian Hahn, Member of the German Bundestag, CSU
  • Militärgeneraldekan Matthias Heimer
    Head of the Protestant Church for the Bundeswehr
  • Prof. Dr. Claudia Kemfert – Head of Energy, Transportation, Environment at the German Institute of Economic Research;
    Professor of Energy Economics and Sustainability, Hertie School of Governance
  • Dr. Markus Kerber – State Secretary,
    Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community
  • Roderich Kiesewetter, Member of the German Bundestag, CDU
  • Walter Kolbow – Parliamentary State Secretary (ret.), SPD
  • Prof. em. Dr. Joachim Krause – Director,
    Institute for Security Policy, University of Kiel
  • Prof. Dr. Carlo Masala – Professor of International Politics,
    Bundeswehr University, München
  • Prof. Dr. Sönke Neitzel – Professor of War Studies, Potsdam University
  • Prof. Dr. Beate Neuss – Deputy Chairwoman, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V.;
    Professor of Political Science, Chemnitz University of Technology
  • Dr. Thomas Paulsen – Member of the Executive Board,
    Körber Foundation
  • Dr. Stefan Schmittmann – Chairman of the Supervisory Board,
    Commerzbank AG
  • Dr. Daniela Schwarzer – Director,
    German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP)
  • Prof. Dr. Patrick Sensburg, Member of the German Bundestag, CDU;
    President of the German Reservists Association
  • Dr. Marie-Agnes Strack-Zimmermann, Member of the German Bundestag, FDP
  • Dr. Armgard von Reden - Chairwoman Women In International Security Policy (WIIS)
  • Eva M. Welskop-Deffaa – Head of Social and Sectoral Politics,
    German Caritas Association; Ministerial Director (ret.)
  • Dr. Almut Wieland-Karimi – Director,
    Center for International Peace Operations (ZIF)
  • Bettina Wiesmann, Member of the German Bundestag, CDU