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Heinrich Kreft

Deputy Director General for Dialogue Among Civilizations in the German Foreign Ministry

Heinrich Kreft holds the Chair of Diplomacy at Andrássy University in Budapest, Hungary, and heads the University’s Center for Diplomacy. Ambassador Kreft is a career diplomat and currently serves as Deputy Director General for International Academic and Educational Relations and Dialogue Among Civilizations in the German Foreign Ministry.

Prior to this assignment, he served as Senior Foreign and Security Policy Advisor in the German Bundestag (2006-2010). As a diplomat, he was stationed in La Paz (1988-91), in Tokyo (1991-94) and Washington, D.C. (2002-04).

In the German Foreign Ministry, he was a member of the Policy Planning Staff (in charge of the Americas, Asia and Economic Issues, 1996-2001) and Senior Strategic Analyst and Deputy Head of the Policy Planning Staff (2004-06).

In addition, he was a Visiting Fellow at The Henry L Stimson Center, the Heritage Foundation and the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. in 2001/2.

Articles by Heinrich Kreft

The US Secret Prison that Housed Leading Nazis

Prominent Nazis were interrogated after the end of World War II in a U.S. prison codenamed "Ashcan" south of Luxembourg. From there they were sent to the war crimes trial in Nuremberg.

March 14, 2021

Germany, Europe and the Rise of New Global Players

The challenges of a multipolar world.

May 15, 2014