Peter Walkenhorst

Senior Project Manager, Bertelsmann Stiftung

Peter Walkenhorst is a senior project manager at the Bertelsmann Stiftung, a private foundation based in Gütersloh, Germany. His current responsibilities include projects dealing with European-Asian relations. Previously, he was a member of the global governance team, which developed ideas and suggestions for political management of globalization processes.

Mr. Walkenhorst also worked in the foundation’s philanthropy and civil society division on enhancing the management quality, organizational effectiveness and innovation capacity of civil society organizations. He is the author and editor of several books and articles on global governance, the philanthropic sector and German and European nationalism.

Before joining the Bertelsmann Stiftung, Mr. Walkenhorst studied history and public law in Germany and the United States. He received his doctorate from the University of Bielefeld and holds a M. A. in history from the University of Massachusetts at Boston.

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