Academic Confucius Institute at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

Dr. Volker Stanzel 史丹泽博士

former German Ambassador to China

Ambassador (ret.); Senior Distinguished Fellow at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP), Berlin; GEAS Visiting Professional Fellow at Free University Berlin; Member of the Board of the German-Japanese Business Association and the Academic Confucius Institute at Goettingen University. Council Member of the European Council on Foreign Relations; Senior Advisor to the German Marshall Fund of the United States

Born 22 September 1948, 1981 PhD at Cologne University;
1979-2013 Foreign Service of the Federal Republic of Germany: Asia Director 2001-2002, Director General Political Affairs, 2002-2004, Ambassador to China 2004-2007, Political Director 2007-2009, Ambassador to Japan 2009-2013. Foreign Policy Advisor to the Social Democratic Party in the German Bundestag, Bonn 1995-1998, Visiting Fellow of the German Marshall Fund of the United States, Washington, D.C. 1998/1999.
2014 Visiting Professor for Political Science at Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, California and at University of California, Santa Cruz.

Stanzel publishes frequently on East Asian and Political issues.