Bernd Schaefer

Professorial Lecturer in German
Address: Phillips Hall
Phone: 202-994-6965


  Bernd Schaefer is a Senior Scholar with the Woodrow Wilson International Center’s Cold War International History Project (CWIHP) and a Professorial Lecturer at George Washington University in Washington D.C. He was a Visiting Professor with the University of North Korean Studies in Seoul, a Fellow at the Nobel Institute in Oslo, and a Research Fellow with the German Historical Institute in Washington D.C. and the Technical University of Dresden. He is a native of Kaiserslautern in the Palatinate on the Western bank of the Rhine. He holds a Ph.D. from Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg in Germany and a MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School. His publications include The East German State and the Catholic Church, 1945-1989 (New York: Berghahn Books, 2010); Ostpolitik, 1969-1974: Global and European Responses (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009; ed. with Carole Fink); Staat und katholische Kirche in der DDR (Köln/Weimar: Böhlau, 2nd edition 1999).

Office Hours

Fall 2016

Thursday 9:00 - 11:00