Erich Vogt

PhD, Free University of Berlin
MA, Indiana University

Guest Lecturer
Master of Arts in Sustainable Development: International Policy and Management

Dr. Erich Vogt is a Cold War scholar by training and a North-South practitioner by exposure and experience. Giving the voiceless a voice has been one of Dr. Vogt’s signature professional endeavors and achievements.

Presently teaching at both George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs and American University’s School of International Service, Dr. Vogt focuses on international development, sustainable development, climate change, and global governance innovations. He has worked closely on Breaking Global Deadlocks, an initiative of former Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin.

Prior to joining academia, Dr. Vogt worked with the president of the World Bank, James D. Wolfensohn. He was also the senior multilateral policy advisor for the International Union for Conservation of Nature and the founding director of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation’s United Nations liaison office in Geneva, Switzerland.

Dr. Vogt is an award winning producer and editor of Germany’s leading public service evening news magazine, ARD-aktuell/Tagesthemen; a senior editor at Die Welt; and a contributing op-ed writer for the International Herald Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Die Presse, Die Zeit, and Sueddeutsche Zeitung. He regularly addresses issues of poverty and its root causes, global governance, labor-management relations, and climate change. He also moderates high-level brainstormings and seminars at international conferences and writes policy briefs for IGOs and NGOs.

Dr. Vogt holds a PhD in political science (magna cum laude) from the Free University of Berlin and an MA from Indiana University. He is a former Stanford University professional journalism fellow. He was also a member of the German National Swim Team.

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