Dr. Gunter Mulack is a retired German Ambassador and at present the Executive Director of the German Orient Institute in Berlin. He entered into the German diplomatic service in 1971 after studying Law and Oriental languages as well as Middle Eastern Regional studies at the universities of Marburg,Freiburg and Göttingen in Germany. He did post-graduate studies at the University of California Berkeley, Boalt Hall Law school – he graduated as LL.M in 1970. In 1971 after having been research associate at the Institute of International Law at Göttingen University he received his Ph.D. in International law. As a diplomat he served mostly in the Arab world. He was German Ambassador to Bahrain, Kuwait and Syria and Consul General in Casablanca. In May 2002 he was appointed as the first German Commissioner for Dialogue with the Muslim world and served until 2005 in this capacity visiting almost all Muslim countries. In September 2008, he was appointed Executive Director of the German Orient Institute in Berlin. He is member of the board of the German Orient Foundation and of several Think Tanks, also former Senior Advisor to the Aga Khan Development Network and active in Intercultural dialogue as well as Political analyst, publisher and commentator of current World affairs with special focus on Muslim countries and political Islam.
Retired German Ambassador and at present the Executive Director of the German Orient Institute in Berlin