Prof. Dr. Maria Böhmer

Minister of State at the Federal Foreign Office, Member of the Board of Trustees of the Federal Cultural Foundation

Born in Mainz on 23 April 1950, Roman Catholic

1968 – 1971
Read mathematics, physics, political science and education; state examination

Completed doctorate at the University of Mainz

Awarded the international prize “Zur Pädagogik der Gegenwart” (Education of the Present) in Vienna

Post-doctoral thesis in education at the University of Mainz, research postings at the universities of Cambridge and Augsburg

1982 – 1990
Gender Equality Representative of Land Rhineland-Palatinate

Since 1985
Member of the Christian Democratic Union of Germany (CDU)

Since 1990
Member of the German Bundestag

1991 – 1993
Deputy Chair of the CDU Programme Commission and Head of the Commission Group Ecological and Social Market Economy

Since 1992
Member of the ZDF Television Council, Deputy Chair since June 2002

Since 1994
Member of the CDU National Executive Committee

2000 – 2005
Deputy Chair of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group

Since 2001
Professor at the Heidelberg University of Education

Since September 2001
Chair of the national Women’s Union of the CDU

Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany

2005 – 2013
Minister of State at the Federal Chancellery and Federal Government Commissioner for Migration, Refugees and Integration

2006 – 2010
Member of the Presidium of the CDU

Since November 2008
Member of the Central Committee of German Catholics

2010 -2013
Member of the board of the association Charta der Vielfalt e.V. (Charter of Diversity)

Since December 2013
Minister of State at the Federal Foreign Office

Since 2014
Member of the Board of Trustees  of the German Foundation for Integration