Kristina Spohr

Kristina Spohr

Helmut Schmidt Distinguished Professor
Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs

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Background and Education

Kristina Spohr is Helmut Schmidt Distinguished Professor at the Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs. She is a specialist in the international history of Germany since 1945 and interested in the theory and practice of contemporary history. She has authored and edited several books, including The Global Chancellor: Helmut Schmidt and the Reshaping of the International Order (Oxford University Press, 2016) – also in extended German edition Der Weltkanzler (WBG/Theiss, 2016); Transcending the Cold War: Summits, Statecraft, and the Dissolution of Bipolarity in Europe, 1970-1990 (Oxford University Press, 2016); and Germany and the Baltic problem after the Cold War: The Development of a New Ostpolitik, 1989-2000 (Routledge, 2004). She is currently completing a book on the global exit from the Cold War 1989-1992 which will appear in 2019 with Yale University Press. 

Spohr studied at the University of East Anglia, Sciences Po Paris, and Cambridge University, where she earned her PhD in History and served as a post-doctoral fellow. She also worked as a Research Fellow in the Secretary General’s Private Office at NATO headquarters in Brussels. Prior to coming to Johns Hopkins SAIS, she was on the faculty of the London School of Economics and Political Science. Spohr is a former Archives Fellow of Churchill College (Cambridge), a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (U.K.), and currently serves on the board of the Stiftung Haus der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (Bonn).


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Spring 2015 
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