Kurt Biedenkopf

Kurt Biedenkopf has played a major role in shaping the German political landscape for over thirty years.  He was named Secretary General of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) in 1973 and served in the Bundestag between 1976 and 1980 and again between 1987 and 1990.  As Minister President of Saxony from 1990 - 2002, he had a crucial role in modernizing the eastern German state.  He is a leading expert in transatlantic issues, as well as on the effects of globalization.  Dr. Biedenkopf is a member of the board of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and continues to represent the CDU as a member of the state parliament in Dresden. (2003)










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