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Dr. Christoph von Marschall

Expert on Obama & the U.S., Award Winning Journalist

Christoph von Marschall is a renowned expert on the US president, Barack Obama and his wife Michelle. As bureau chief of the Berlin Tagesspiegel in Washington, he followed Obama's two year campaign, closely observing the presidential couple even after their entry into the White House. He writes for major internal magazine including Die Zeit, Cicero and the Atlantic Times. Marschall appears frequently as a commentator in the international media.

"An expert on the intricacies of the US election system and on the changing mood of the electorate"

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In detail

Christoph von Marschall holds a Ph.D. in Eastern European History from Freiburg University. His journalistic career began in 1989 at the Süddeutsche Zeitung and he has won several awards: In 2002 he received the German-American Prize for a commentary post related to the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001 and its consequences for American foreign policy. In 2005 he was honoured with the German-Polish journalism award for a report on Skierbieszów, the birthplace of the Federal President Horst Köhler. In the same year he was awarded the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland for his contribution to the German-Polish reconciliation.

What he offers you

Christoph von Marschall openly talks about his unique experience following the President-Elect during the 2008 elections. He expertly analyzes how the questions of race, religion and the economic crisis dominate America's policy. The award winning journalist offers insights into the political landscape of the United States of America and the role of Europe.

How he presents

In his highly sought-after presentations, Christoph von Marschall provides his audiences with a vivid and insightful analysis of power relations and the political climate.


He is fluent in German, Polish, French and English.

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  • After the Inauguration of Barack Obama - How the new President has changed America and the World
  • Obama, Clinton and Peace - What is the Role of Germany, the EU and NATO in the new U.S. Foreign and Peace Policies?
  • More than Bush and less than Merkel: Opportunities and Limits of Energy and Climate policy in Obama's America
  • Mission Impossible? How the Economic Crisis Changed President Obama's Agenda for Reform
  • Manager, Mother, First Lady - Michelle Obama's Stunning Career


  • 2012
    The new Obama: what we can expect from the second term
  • 2009
    Michelle Obama: Ein Amerikanischer Traum (An American Dream)
  • Barack Obama: Der schwarze Kennedy(updated new edition after the induction of Obama as President) - translated into five languages.
  • 2007
    Barack Obama: Der schwarze Kennedy
  • 1993
    Freiheit in der Unfreiheit. Die Autonomie der Polen in Galizien nach dem österreichisch-ungarischen Ausgleich von 1867 (The autonomy of the Poles in Galicia after the Austro-Hungarian Compromise of 1867)

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