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Steven Muller Chair in German Studies

Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies

Established in 1999 by the Robert Bosch Foundation, Axel and Naneen Hunter Neubohn, Alfred Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Foundation, German alumni, institutions, and friends in honor of Steven Muller, 10th President of the Johns Hopkins University

MullerStevenSTEVEN MULLER, the 10th president of the university, also served as president of the hospital, a dual appointment held previously only by Hopkins’ founding president, Daniel Coit Gilman. Dr. Muller, who was named president emeritus when he retired in 1990, is credited with expanding the regional and global presence of the university. The initiative to endow this chair in his honor received support from former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl. Dr. Muller died in January 2013 at the age of 85.

This professorship is co-held by by Arntraud Hartmann and Winrich Kuehne.

Held by Arntraud Hartmann

ARNTRAUD HARTMANN is a Panel Member of the Independent Accountability Mechanism (IAM) of the German, French and Dutch Development Banks (DEG, PROPARCO and FMO). She was formerly a member of the Independent Accountability Panels of the Asian and African Development Banks. These mechanisms investigate complaints from people harmed by development projects funded by the respective Development Finance Institution. She regularly heads reviews of IAMs of different multilateral institutions. Hartmann spent 23 years of her professional career with the World Bank, which she joined in 1981 as a Young Professional. Between 1981 and 2004 she held numerous positions at the World Bank, including ten years in Senior Management Positions, such as Director for Southeast European Countries and Advisor to the Managing Director. She also established and headed the first World Bank Office in Romania (1991-1996) established after the Romanian revolution. Hartmann also worked with the IFAD Quality Assurance Department, was a Research Fellow with the UNICEF Innocenti Center (1996-97) and was Senior Advisor to the World Commission on the Social Dimensions of Globalization (2002-2004).

Since 1997, Hartmann has taught courses in development policy and development economics at SAIS Europe. She obtained the Excellence of Teaching Award in 2014, 2019 and 2020. She also was Visiting Professor at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, Germany.

Hartmann holds degrees in laws and economics from Hamburg University and American University, Washington, DC, as well as diplomas in development policy and finance from the German Development Institute, Johns Hopkins University and Harvard University.

Held by Winrich Kühne

WINRICH KÜHNE is founding director of the German Center for International Peace Operations (ZiF) in Berlin; former deputy director of the German Research Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP); consultant to the Association of European Parliamentarians (AWEPA); member of the international advisory group to the U.N. Peacekeeping Lessons-Learned Unit; senior adviser to the former EU Crisis Prevention Network; member of the United Nations and Civilian Crisis Prevention Advisory Groups of the German Foreign Office; member of the editorial boards of the Journal of International Peacekeeping and Global Governance. He was an election observer in Malawi (1993), South Africa (1994), Mozambique (1994), Bosnia and Herzegovina (2010), among other places. He received the Bundesverdienstkreuz (Order of Merit, Federal Republic of Germany). Holds a PhD in International Law, University of Munich.