Alexander Görlach

Alexander Görlach is best known as the founder, publisher and editor-in-chief of the debate magazine The European. Founded in 2009 it aims to debate current and pressing issues from all societal ankles. Prior to that Alex worked for German Television (ZDF) where he served also in the studios in New York and London.

Alex also wrote for several national newspapers and served as head of the online department of the political magazine Cicero. His op-eds appeared in American, Italian, French and Austrian media outlets.

His journalistic work also includes an online magazine enabled by the car manufacturer BMW on sustainability, climate change and the future of mobility.

Alex also worked for a short period of time as deputy spokesman in the German parliament for the party of chancellor Angela Merkel.

Alex holds two PhDs, one in comparative religion, the other one in linguistics. In both studies he is examining the political and societal consequences of the encounter of Western and Muslim cultures. His studies brought him to Al Azhar University in Cairo, the Faculty of Theology in Ankara and the Pontifical University Gregoriana in Rome. Alexander Goerlach is currently serving as Visiting Scholar at the Divinity School of Harvard University to go on this academic path, researching on how religious identities are the core for understanding many contemorary global conflicts.  Before that he served as a J.F.Kennedy Fellow at the Center for European Studies at Harvard, giving a series of lectures on debates in Germany and their influence on Europe. Alex had serval teaching assignments, including at Freie Universität Berlin.  

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