Prof. Dr. Norbert Lammert

Chairman

Prof. Dr. Norbert Lammert was born on 16 November 1948 in Bochum, Germany. He is married, with four children.

He attended grammar school, specialising in classics, & obtained Abitur (higher-education entrance qualification) in 1967. Following a period of Military service between 1967 & 1969, he went on to study political science, sociology, modern history & social economics at the University of Bochum & the University of Oxford (England) from 1969 to 1975, graduating in 1972, with a doctorate in social sciences to follow in 1975.

He lectured in political science, initially at the universities of applied sciences in Bochum & Hagen, & then at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum up until 2005, becoming an Honorary Professor there in 2008.

Prof. Lammert has published numerous works in the field of research into political parties & societal, economic & cultural policy issues. He has also undertaken freelance work as a lecturer and writer.

A Member of the German Bundestag from 1980 to 2017, Prof. Lammert was a Member of the Committee on Economics from 1980 to 1989. From 1983 to 1989, he served as Deputy Chairman of the Committee for the Scrutiny of Elections, Immunity & the Rules of Procedure, & Chairman of the German-Brazilian Parliamentary Friendship Group.

From 1989 to 1998 he served as Parliamentary State Secretary, initially at the Federal Ministry of Education and Science (1989-1994), then at the Federal Ministry of Economics (1994-1997) & the Federal Ministry of Transport (1997/1998). From 1995 to 1998 he was also the Coordinator of German Aerospace Policy, & spokesman on cultural & media policy for the CDU/CSU parliamentary group in the Bundestag from 1998 to 2002.

Since 1999, he has been Chairman of the CDU’s discussion group on culture.

From 1996 to 2006 he was Chairman of the Bundestag group of CDU parliamentarians from North Rhine-Westphalia.

Prof. Lammert held the position of Vice-President of the German Bundestag from October 2002 to 2005, & went on to serve as the President of the German

Bundestag from 2005 to October 2017. He is Chairman of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung since January 2018.

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