Christoph von Marschall

Chief Diplomatic Correspondent, Der Tagesspiegel

Christoph von Marschall is a renowned expert on the former US president, Barack Obama and his wife Michelle. He writes for major internal magazine including Die Zeit, Cicero and the Atlantic Times and 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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  • Current Affairs
  • Political Landscape of USA
  • Europe and USA


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

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.


  • The new Obama: what we can expect from the second term
  • 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.
  • Barack Obama: Der schwarze Kennedy

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.


Christoph von Marschall shares his anecdotes and times spent with former President Obama and his wife. The award winning journalist offers insights into the political landscape of the United States of America and the role of Europe.


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