Johannes Ebert, Secretary General of the Goethe-Institut

Christoph Bieber Source: University Duisburg EssenJohannes Ebert; Photo: (c) Goethe-Institut

“Culture opens up spaces for the development and enrichment of societies. It is one of the Goethe Institut's utmost concerns to provide an environment, both virtual and real, that facilitates artistic and social creative processes.”

Johannes Ebert was born in 1963. He studied politics and Islamic studies in Freiburg and Damascus. He has worked at the Goethe-Institut since 1991 in various roles. In 1997, he became director of the Goethe-Institut Kiev; and in 2002 he became director of the Cairo Goethe-Institut, as well as Goethe-Institut Regional Director Middle East/North Africa. He was the director of the Goethe-Institut in Moscow from 2007 to 2012, and at the same time Goethe-Institut Regional Director Eastern Europe and Central Asia. He has been Secretary General of the Goethe-Institut since March 2012 and also functions as the spokesman for the Board of Directors.

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