Professor for African Studies - Cologne University

Dr Ischinger has held a range of senior international positions over the last 20 years in the fields of international co-operation and education, with a focus on Europe, the United States and Africa.

From 2006 until March 2014, she was Director for Education and Skills at OECD in Paris and from 2000 to 2005 Executive Vice-President of Humboldt University in Berlin ; she was also the Executive Director of the German-American Fulbright Commission (1994-2000) and Director for Cultural Identities at UNESCO (1992-94).

At present, she is Professor for African Studies at Cologne University, Vice-President of the Board of the German Foundation for Reading (Stiftung Lesen) and among other responsibilities member of the Strategic Committee of Geneva University and of the Executive Education Program of Sciences Po in Paris.

She has published numerous papers in English, German and French in the field of international relations and on international issues in education.

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