Michael Stürmer, a historian by inclination and training and a former Government Adviser on Foreign Affairs, is now Chief Correspondent to Germany's major media-company, WELT-Gruppe.
He is Chair of Modern History at Friedrich-Alexander-Universitat Erlangen-Nuremberg; a one-time Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton; Visiting Professor at Harvard and Fellow at the Berlin Wissenschaftskolleg. Since 1983, he has been Adjunct Professor at the Bologna Campus of the John Hopkins University (School for Advanced International Studies).
He is a member of International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) in London and an Adviser to the European Council for Foreign Affairs (ECFR) and to the German Association of Private Banks.
From 1988-1998, he was Director of Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, the German government's foreign policy think-tank, also known as the Ebenhausen Institute, now in Berlin. For 12 years he sat on the German Advisory Council of J.P Morgan.
Stürmer has published a number of books and articles on political history in the 19th and 20th century, business and material culture in the 18th century, and international security past and present.