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  • Born on February 12, 1951, in Duisburg-Hamborn
    Prof. h. c. Dr. Karl A. Lamers
  • Obtained Abitur (higher-education entrance qualification) in 1969
  • Studied law at the Westphalian Wilhelm University in Muenster
  • Passed 1st state examination in law in Muenster
  • Obtained doctorate in law
  • Passed 2nd state examination in law in Stuttgart
  • Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg
  • Senior civil servant (Ministerial Counsellor) in the Parliament of the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg:
  • Head of the office of the President of the Parliament of the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg
  • Practising lawyer since 2000
  • Member of the German Parliament since 1994
  • Honoured with the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, March 2009
  • Honoured with the Grand Cross of the Order for Merits to Lithuania, July 2011
  • Awarded with the title „Doctor Honoris Causa“ from the Mykolas Romeris University in Vilnius/Lithuania im November 2011
  • Honoured with the „Order of Honour“ of Georgia, March 2014
  • Honoured with the „Commander’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary“, May 2015
  • Awarded with the title of „Professor Honoris Causa“ from the Mykolas Romeris University in Vilnius/Lithuania in September 2016
  • Appointment as Knight of the French Legion of Honour in October 2016

GERMAN PARLIAMENT

  • Member of the German Parliament since 1994 (Constituency: Heidelberg/Weinheim)
  • Member of the Defence Committee since 1994
  • Member of the SME Circle in the German Parliament since 1994
  • Chairman of the Group of Rapporteurs for Future Air Defence of the Defence Committee, 1995 – 1998
  • Substitute member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs since 1998
  • Chairman of the Defence Committee’s Subcommittee on the Development of Internal Leadership,  2003 – 2007
  • Deputy Chairman of the Defence Committee since November 2006

NATO PARLIAMENTARY ASSEMBLY

  • Member of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly (PA) since 1998
  • Rapporteur of the Sub-Committee on Transatlantic Relations, 1999 – 2003
  • Head of the CDU/CSU Delegation since 2003
  • Deputy Chairman of the Political Committee, 2003 – 2004
  • Chairman of the Sub-Committee on NATO-Partnerships, 2004 – 2008
  • Chairman of the Political Group of Conservatives, Christian Democrats and Associates in the NATO PA since May 2005
  • Head of the German Delegation since May 2006
  • Vice-President of the NATO PA, 2006 – 2008
  • Chairman of the Political Committee of the NATO PA, 2008 – 2010
  • President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, 2010 – 2012
  • Vice-President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, 2012 – 2014
  • Chairman of the Sub-Committee on NATO – Partnerships, 2014 – 2017
  • Chairman of the Working Group on Education and Communication about NATO since April 2017
  • Member of the Ukraine-NATO Interparliamentary Council (UNIC) since November 2017
  • Chairman of the Sub-Committee on Transatlantic Relations since November 2017

HONORARY POSTS AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • Vice-President of the Atlantic Treaty Association (ATA) since December 2017
  • President of the Atlantic Treaty Association (ATA), 2008 – 2014
  • Vice-President of the German Atlantic Association
  • President of the American-European Friendship Club Heidelberg, 2003 – 2014
  • Member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) in London
  • Member of the board of trustees of the Heidelberg Surgery Foundation
  • Member of the board of the German Foundation for Peace Research
  • Member of the advisory board of the Catholic Peace Foundation
  • Member of the Heidelberg-Palatina Lions Club

PARTY POSTS

  • Member of the Young Union (youth section of the CDU/CSU), 1975 – 1986
  • Deputy Chairman of the Baden-Wuerttemberg branch of the Young Union, 1981 – 1986
  • Deputy Chairman of the North Baden district branch of the Small and Medium Enterprises and Business Organisation of the CDU, 1983 – 1986
  • Member of Heidelberg City Council, 1987 – 1996
  • Chairman of the Heidelberg county branch of the CDU, 1985 – 2003, Honorary Chairman since 2003
  • Chairman of the Committee on Foreign, European and Development Policy of the Baden-Wuerttemberg branch of the CDU until 2002