Karl A. Lamers

Karl A. Lamers ( born February 12, 1951 in Duisburg -Hamborn ) is a German politician ( CDU). Since 2005 he is Deputy Chairman of the Defence Committee of the German Bundestag and was President from 2010 to 2012 and is since 2012 Vice - President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly.

Life and career

After graduation in 1969 Lamers graduated in law at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität in Münster, which he finished with the first legal state exam. In 1976, his doctorate in law. at the University of Münster with the work " representation and integration of foreigners in the Federal Republic of Germany with special consideration of the franchise - at the same time a comparative study of the local elections in the States of the European Communities ". After the internship he took also the second state exam and was first a research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg operates. He later moved to Parliament as Ministerial of Baden- Württemberg, where he managed the personal office the President of Parliament. Lamers is admitted to the bar.


Lamers came back in 1975, the Junge Union (JU ) and the CDU from 1981 to 1986 and was deputy chairman of the JU in Baden- Württemberg. From 1983 to 1989 he was vice-chair of the district association Nordbaden the Business Association of the CDU. As Chairman of the CDU district association Heidelberg from 1985 to 2003 he was among the early supporters of Christopher Ahlhaus, who later became Mayor of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg. Since 2003, Lamers is Honorary Chairman of the District Association.

From 1987 to 1995 Lamers belonged to the municipal council of the city of Heidelberg. Since 1994 he is member of the German Bundestag, where he was development of leadership development from 2002 Chairman of the Subcommittee and has served as Vice Chairman of the Defence Committee since 2006. He is drawn in 1998 and 2002 over the national list of Baden-Wuerttemberg and otherwise than directly elected representative of the constituency of Heidelberg in the Bundestag. In the 2009 federal election, he reached 36.1 percent of the primary vote.

Lamers belongs since 1998 to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly and is also the Chairman of the Group of there Conservatives and Christian Democrats. From 2004 to 2008 he was Chairman of the Subcommittee on NATO Partnerships. 2010 Lamers was elected in Warsaw for President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly and replaced after two years as scheduled by the Englishman Hugh Bayley. At the same time he was elected Vice - President of the Assembly.

Since 2008, Lamers President of the Atlantic Treaty Association (ATA ), the umbrella organization of all Atlantic companies worldwide. At the General Assembly of the ATA in Tirana 2011, he was appointed in this position.


  • 2009: Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany
  • 2011: Grand Cross of the Order for Services to Lithuania
  • 2011: Honorary Doctorate of Mykolas Romer University of Vilnius.
  • 2014: Order of Honor of Georgia