Speakers

Mr. Nils Wörmer

Head of Department, Foreign, Security and European Affairs, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS)

Nils Wörmer is head of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung’s Foreign,

Security and European Affairs Department since September 2018.

He was previously in charge of the Stiftung’s Syria and Iraq office,

which was established under his management in 2015. From 2013

to 2015, Nils Wörmer led the Afghanistan program of KAS in

Kabul. He arrived to the Middle East with extensive knowledge from

his time as a Senior Associate in the Middle East and North Africa

Division of the German Institute for International and Security Affairs

(SWP).

From 2005 to 2010, Nils Wörmer held leadership positions at

platoon and company levels in the German Federal Armed Forces,

through which he was deployed to the ISAF headquarters in Kabul

and PRT Kunduz as a human intelligence officer for 15 months.

Nils Wörmer obtained his degree in Political Science and Islamic Studies in 2005 after studying at the Helmut Schmidt University of the German Federal Armed Forces and the University of Hamburg. Prior to this, he was trained as an army infantry officer in the airborne infantry of the Bundeswehr. Nils Wörmer is a major in the reserve army of the German Federal Armed Forces.

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