1 Early life and education 2 Political career 3 Life after politics 4 Recognition 5 Selected works 6 References 7 Sources 8 External links
Early life and education
Süssmuth graduated as a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of
Münster in 1964. From 1966 until 1982, she was a faculty member in
education at University of Dortmund, Ruhr University, and their
From 1985 to 1988, Süssmuth was Federal Minister of Family Affairs,
Senior Citizens, Women and Youth under Chancellor Helmut Kohl. She was
a member of the German
Süssmuth is also Member of the European Council on Tolerance and Reconciliation established in 2008 to monitor tolerance in Europe and prepare recommendations to European governments and IGOs on fighting xenophobia and anti-semitism. Süssmuth is a supporter of the Campaign for the Establishment of a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly, an organisation which advocates for democratic reformation of the United Nations. Recognition In 2006 Süssmuth was awarded the Magnus Hirschfeld Medal for Sexual Reform for her courageous and far-sighted HIV/AIDS politics whilst federal minister. Selected works
Bildung als globale Herausforderung. Zwei Statements – ein Gespräch
with Hermann Glaser, in:
Robertson-von Trotha, Caroline Y.
^ Germany's Need for Immigrants New York Times, 30 July 2001.
^ Eminent world personalities call for an HIV Prevention Revolution
UNAIDS, press release of 1 December 2010.
^ Global Commission on International Migration International
Organization for Migration.
^ Board of Trustees
Migration Policy Institute (MPI).
^ Board of Trustees Heinz Galinski Foundation.
^ Board of Trustees Deutsche Initiative für den Nahen Osten (DINO).
^ Advisory Board Gegen Vergessen – Für Demokratie.
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Preceded by Heiner Geißler Federal Minister of Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth 1985–1988 Succeeded by Ursula Lehr
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Presidents of the Bundestag
Erich Köhler Hermann Ehlers Eugen Gerstenmaier Kai-Uwe von Hassel Annemarie Renger Karl Carstens Richard Stücklen Rainer Barzel Philipp Jenninger Rita Süssmuth Wolfgang Thierse Norbert Lammert Wolfgang Schäuble
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