Arnulf Baring

Arnulf Baring (2002)

Arnulf Baring (born 8 May 1932 in Dresden) is a German lawyer, journalist, political scientist, contemporary historian and author. He is a member of the German-British Baring family of bankers.

He earned a doctorate at the Free University of Berlin in 1958. In 1968 he was invited by Henry Kissinger to teach at the Harvard Center for International Affairs, and the following year, he was appointed as Professor at the Free University of Berlin, where he taught until his retirement in 1998.

In 1997, he expressed concern that the European Monetary Union would make Germans the most hated people in Europe. Baring was aware of the possibility that the people in Mediterranean countries would regard Germans as economic policemen, predicting that the currency bloc would end up with blackmailing its member countries.[1]

He worked at the Bundespräsidialamt (Office of the German President) from 1976 to 1979. He was initially a member of the SPD, but was expelled from the party in 1983, after publicly supporting liberal Hans-Dietrich Genscher. He was affiliated with the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton 1992-1993 and was a Fellow of St Antony's College, Oxford 1993-1994.

He received the Commander Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany (Großes Bundesverdienstkreuz des Verdienstordens der Bundesrepublik Deutschland) in 1998.[2]

Baring is a founding member of the Förderverein der Gedenkstätte Berlin-Hohenschönhausen[3] and the scientific advisory board of the Centre Against Expulsions.



  1. This Prediction about the Euro Deserves a ‘Nostradamus Award’ W. Richter, Wolf Street, 16 Jul 2015
  2. Berliner Kurier vom 12. März 1998 Hoher Orden für Professor Arnulf Baring
  3. Homepage des Fördervereins der Gedenkstätte Berlin-Hohenschönhausen, Gründung

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