Brandt School Universität Erfurt

Karl Theodor Paschke

Karl Theodor Paschke is a veteran of the German Foreign Service from which he retired after a 40-year career in November 2000. During his career as a diplomat, he served, inter alia, as Spokesman of the Foreign Office, Ambassador to the International Organisations in Vienna, Minister Plenipotentiary at the Embassy in Washington, D.C., and Director-General for Personnel and Administration at the Foreign Office. In 1994, he was selected by the United Nations as Under-Secretary General for Internal Oversight Services and worked in New York until 1999.

Since his retirement, he has worked with several international organizations as a part-time management consultant. For example, he served for five years as Chairman of the Budget and Finance Committee of the new International Criminal Court in The Hague. In 2006, Karl Th. Paschke was re-activated for a year as Special Ambassador for the German government responsible for UN Management and Secretariat Reform.

A native of Berlin, he holds both a law degree and a graduate degree from the German Foreign Service Academy.

Courses taught at the Brandt School:

  • IA: Policy-Making at the United Nations: The Growing Importance of Multilateralism (WS)

  • BLM: Formal and Informal Communication in a Professional Environment (SS)