Dr. Torsten Wöhlert

Dr. Torsten Wöhlert is currently the Press Spokesman to the Berlin Senate on Cultural Affairs. Previously, he held positions as Foreign Policy Advisor to MP Manfred Müller, Foreign and Domestic Policy Editor at the weekly Freitag, Visiting Scholar at AICGS, and Assistant Professor at Humboldt University Berlin, Institute for Peace and Conflict Research. Dr. Wöhlert received his Ph.D. and Diploma from Humboldt University.

Dr. Torsten Wöhlert's Archive

“Particularly in Berlin”: Cultural Policy in the Unified Capital

Senior Non-Resident Fellow Dr. Torsten Wöhlert, Press Spokesman for the Berlin Senate on Cultural Affairs, examines how the different cultural-political traditions in eastern and western Germany were affected by unification and in particular unification’s impact on cultural Berlin. Dr. Wöhlert states that given the financial circumstances of a nearly bankrupt city, the resume of cultural unification in Berlin is a positive one: With substantial federal aid Berlin has managed to preserve and restore its rich cultural heritage and is now the place to be for the creative class and artists from all over the world.

Germany’s Founding Pillars at 60: Future Challenges and Choices


This German-American Issues edition, “Germany’s Founding Pillars at 60: Future Challenges and Choices” (#10), examines the dimensions of the three pillars on which the Federal Republic was founded: The future of the social market economy; the German Basic Law’s influence on the German military; and German-American relations from an eastern and western German perspective. This volume includes essays from Dr. Stormy-Annika Mildner and Mark Prentice, Dr. Russell A. Miller, Clemens Wergin, and Dr. Torsten Wöhlert.