Professor Margarita Mathiopoulos
Entrepreneur/Political Scientist/Historian
Prof.emerit.of US Foreign Policy and International
Security at the University of Potsdam


Academic Career


  • Political Science, Ancient History, Law, Psychology, Italian Philology
    at the University of Bonn 1975-1980; Master Degree in Political Science
    1980 from University of Bonn (supervisor Karl-Dietrich Bracher)

  • July-October 1976 guest-student at Science Politique at Sorbonne
    in Paris (supervisor Alfred Grosser)

  • October-December 1979 language course at the University of Florence
    (with a stipend of the Italian Embassy Bonn)

  • Post-Graduate guest-student at the Government Dept. of Harvard University
    November 1980 – November 1983 with a stipend of the Friedrich-
    Naumann-Foundation (supervisors Samuel P. Huntington/ Richard E. Neustadt)

  • April 1982 research in the private archive of Ambassador Averell Harriman in
    Wash. DC

Research and University Appointments

  • 1987 -1989 appointment as Deputy Director of the ASPEN Institute Berlin;
    responsibilities a.o. included leading and chairing Study-Groups and Conferences
    in West-and East-Berlin, Wash.DC. , Moscow, Budapest, Bonn, Paris (see also
    the edition: “Perspectives for a European House within the framework of the CSCE-
    Process, ASPEN East-West-Study Group, 1988-89, ASPEN Institute Berlin 1989, with
    a foreword by Hans-Dietrich Genscher)

  • January – April 1990 German Marshall Fund Visiting Scholar at the Institute for East-West-Security-Studies
    in New York

  • 1988 – 1991 Lecturer at the Political Science Dept./Otto-Suhr-Institute, and at the History
    Dept./Meinecke Institute of the Free University of Berlin

  • July – November 1989 Körber Visiting Scholar and Guest- Lecturer at the History Dept. of Stanford
    University (by invitation of Gordon A. Craig)
  • 1990 – 1992 appointment as first DAAD Guest-Professor of US-Foreign Policy and International
    Relations at Humboldt University; initiation also of an “International European-American-Dialogue”
    with international guests from academia, diplomacy, politics and media
    (see also the edition: TThe New Europe – A European-American Dialogue at Humboldt University, Bonn/Berlin 1992)

  • 1993 - 1996 Lecturer of US Foreign Policy and International Relations at Hannover University

  • 1993 – 1995 Lecturer of US Foreign Policy and International Relations at the Technical University
    of Braunschweig

  • 1995 - 2018 appointment as Honorary Professor of US Foreign Policy and International Relations

  • 2002 - 2019 appointment as Honorary Professor of US Foreign Policy and International Security

University Appointments

of Potsdam

of Braunschweig

Free Unversity
of Berlin

of Berlin

      of Hannover