International Fellowship Programme
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The “International Fellowship-Programme Count Baudissin” was established in 1995 with the support of the Volkswagen Foundation. The programme carries the name of IFSH’s founding director the late († 5 June 1993) Lieutenant General (rtd.) Count Wolf von Baudissin known as the co-founder of the German Federal Armed Forces (Bundeswehr) and as the founding father of the concept of “Civic Education” (Innere Führung). The programme is currently financed by the ISFH and the German Federal Armed Forces Association and among others is being implemented in coordination with the German Armed Forces Staff College (FüAKBw) in Hamburg and with the Civic Education Centre (Zentrum Innere Führung) in Koblenz.
The Programme is headed by Dr. Hans-Georg Ehrhart. Those interested
in more information please contact Dr. Hans-Georg Ehrhart.
Programme Description and Requirements
Fellowship-Programme Count Baudissin
Programme coordinators: IFSH in co-operation with the German Armed Forces Staff College (FüAKBw) and the Centre for Civic Education (Zentrum Innere Führung). Financing: IFSH/German Federal Armed Forces Association. Activities: Theoretical development of relations between the military and democratic society as regards the concept of Civic Education by Count Baudissin. The goal of the programme is to analyse civil-military relations in theory and develop solutions for the sending states in the form of a study. Addressees: Officers from Central-, South East- and Eastern European countries, but also scholars and civil servants from the defence administrations and affiliated research centres. Location: Hamburg. Duration: 5 months, and possibly a one month extension. Possible Stipend: 1,300 Euro a month plus free accommodation. Prerequisites: member of their homeland’s ministry of defence, good written and spoken German language skills, contributing to teaching. Letter of interest to IFSH/attn. Herrn Dr. Ehrhart, including a detailed CV in German, a brief essay (max. 2 pages) assessing the role of the armed forces in a democracy.
Baudissin Documentation Centre
On 22 November 2001 the Commander of the German Armed Forces Staff College, Major General Beck, signed an agreement stating that the estate of Lieutenant General Professor Count Wolf von Baudissin would be permanently exhibited at the German Armed Forces Staff College, opened to the public and preserved. Through this agreement, the Baudissin Documentation and Research Centre was established in Hamburg where the Count had been active for over fifteen years. According to the deputy General Inspector’s wishes, members and programme participants, in particular, can also participate in this research project. With the support of the German Armed Forces Staff College, Lieutenant Colonel (rtd.) Dr. Freiherr von Rosen is the honorary dean of the Baudissin Estate. The estate is comprised of written documents as well as audio and visual media which belonged to the Count and other deposits made by colleagues and friends. The estate is stored in the Lieutenant General Count Wolf von Baudissin barracks in Building 23724, room 31, 39 and 40. The rooms reflect the authentic atmosphere in which the Count Wolf von Baudissin spent his time working; and they are partly furnished with the original furniture and articles of daily use that belonged to the Count.
Admission to the Baudissin Documentation Centre premises is only possible with prior notification.
Führungsakademie der Bundeswehr, Fachbereich Sozialwissenschaften
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