Full Curriculum vitae

Günther Maihold, born in 1957, studied Sociology and Political Science and received his Doctorate in 1987 at the University of Regensburg. There he worked as a Research Fellow at the Institute for Scientific Policy and Public Law.


He spent eight years abroad working as a project manager in social policy consulting in Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama and Costa Rica and at the Department for Latin America and the Caribbean of the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation. In 1999 he was appointed Director of the Ibero-American Institute of the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation in Berlin. Since June 2004 he has been Deputy Director of the German Institute for International and Security Affairs/SWP.


Günther Maihold was lecturer at the University / GH Duisburg and at the Latin American Institute of the Free University of Berlin. Since November 2006 he has been an Honorary Professor in Political Science at the Free University of Berlin.

SWP Comments

Günther Maihold
Colombia’s Peace and Venezuela’s Turmoil

An Emerging Regional Crisis Landscape in South America

Ioannis N. Grigoriadis
Cyprus After Elections

Recapturing the Crans Montana Momentum for Peace Negotiations

SWP Research Papers

Susanne Dröge, Harro van Asselt, Kasturi Das, Michael Mehling
Mobilising Trade Policy for Climate Action under the Paris Agreement

Options for the European Union

Marianne Beisheim, Anne Ellersiek
Partnerships for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Transformative, Inclusive and Accountable?