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CURRICULUM VITAE

Dr. Karl A. Lamers MdB
  • Born on February 12, 1951, in Duisburg-Hamborn

  • 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

  • Member of the Executive Comittee of NATO Parliamentar Assembly since 2014
  • Chairman of the Sub-Committee on NATO - Partnerships since 2014

HONORARY POSTS AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • President of the Atlantic Treaty Association (ATA), 2008 - 2014

  • Chairman of the Political Committee of the Atlantic Treaty Association (ATA) since 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


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