Dr. Stephen F. Szabo is the Executive Director of the Transatlantic Academy — a partnership between GMF and the Zeit Stiftung Ebelin and Gerd Bucerius of Hamburg, Germany. It provides a forum for research and dialogue between scholars, policy experts and authors from both sides of the Atlantic.
Prior to joining GMF, he had been with the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, where he served as Academic and Interim Dean as well as Professor of European Studies.
Dr. Szabo has also served Professor of National Security Affairs at the National Defense University and Chairman of West European Studies at the Foreign Service Institute, U.S. Department of State.
He has written on German foreign and security policies, generational politics in Europe and transatlantic security and political relations.
Dr. Szabo's publications include "Parting Ways: The Crisis in German-American Relations" (The Brookings Institution, 2004), "The Diplomacy of German Unification" (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1992) — and "The Changing Politics of German Security" (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1990).
He received his PhD from Georgetown University in political science and a B.A. and M.A. from the School of International Service, the American University.
Dr. Szabo speaks fluent German in addition to his native English — and has held Fellowships from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the American Academy in Berlin.