Brandt School Universität Erfurt

Farewell Guest Lecture by Former Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations Karl Theodor Paschke

06.07.18 In his farewell guest lecture titled “The United Nations – how it reacts to the challenges of our increasingly complex world”, former Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations Karl Theodor Paschke reflected upon his rich personal experience as long-time German diplomat and within the United Nations.

After studying law in Bonn and Munich, Mr Paschke joined the German Foreign Office in 1960, from which he retired after a 40-year career in November 2000.  During his career as a diplomat he served, among other positions, as Head of Division of the Foreign Office, Spokesperson for the Minister of Foreign Affairs Hans-Dietrich Genscher, German Ambassador to the United Nations in Vienna, Minister Plenipotentiary at the German Embassy in Washington D.C., and Director-General for Personnel and Administration at the Foreign Office. In 1994, he was appointed by UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali to serve as Under-Secretary-General for the newly created Internal Oversight Services, a post which he held until 1999.

Prof. Heike Grimm, Director of the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy personally thanked Mr. Paschke for his 15 years of engagement as guest lecturer in Erfurt.

The guest lecture was part of Interim Franz Haniel Professor Patrick A. Mello’s seminar “The Politics of the United Nations Security Council”.