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Mrs. Edelgard Bulmahn MP
- Vice-President of the German Bundestag;
- Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee;
- Member of the Committee on Civil Crisis Prevention, Conflict Management and Cross-linked Action.
Member of the Foundation Board of the Berghof Foundation for Conflict Studies
1998- 2005: Federal Minister of Education and Research
Ms. Edelgard Bulmahn has been a member of the German Parliament since 1987, successfully securing a direct mandate in every election without exception. She is currently Vice-President of the German Bundestag as of October 2013.
She is a member of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) and has been a member of the party executive for almost 20 years. In the federal state of Lower Saxony, she served as chairwoman of the SPD from 1998 to 2003. In the federal parliament, she chaired the Committee for Education, Science, Research, Technology, and Technological Impact Assessment in the 1990s and was elected spokeswoman for education and research of the SPD Bundestag fraction. From 1998 to late 2005, she served as German Federal Minister of Education and Research. During this time, she initiated the founding of the German Foundation for Peace Research (DSF). From 2005 to 2009, Edelgard Bulmahn chaired the Committee on Economics and Technology. From 2009 to 2013 Ms. Bulmahn was the SPD spokeswoman on the Subcommittee for Civilian Crisis Prevention, Conflict Management and Cross-linked Action. Since 2009, she serves on the Committee on Foreign Affairs and the Subcommittee for Civilian Crisis Prevention, Conflict Management and Cross-linked Action. Edelgard Bulmahn is also member of the foundation board of the Berghof Foundation for Conflict Studies.