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Hanns Seidel Foundation Namibia

Hanns Seidel Foundation
70-72 Dr Frans Indongo Street
P O Box 90912 Klein Windhoek
Windhoek, Namibia
Tel.: (+264) 61 237373/4
Fax.: (+264) 61 232142
E-Mail: info@hsf.org.na

Hanns Seidel Foundation Germany

Hanns Seidel Foundation
Lazarettstraße 33
80636 Munich
Germany
Tel.: +49 89 1258-0 | Fax: +49 89 1258-356
Website: www.hss.de

History of the Hanns Seidel Foundation

November 7, 1966
Founding meeting in Munich

April 11, 1967
Hanns Seidel Foundation entered in the associations register at the Munich district court. Minister of State Dr. Fritz Pirkl, Member of the Bavarian Parliament, elected Chairman of the Committee of the Hanns Seidel Foundation, and Alois Klughammer, Member of the Bavarian Parliament, officially appointed Administrative Director of the Foundation. The Foundation’s headquarters are in Munich. The Academy for Politics and Current Affairs and the Institute for Adult Civic Education begin their work.

October 6, 1967
The Hanns Seidel Foundation’s first public event: a conference entitled: „The Future of Christian Democratic Tenets in Europe“

1972
The Hanns Seidel Foundation took over the publication of the journal „Politische Studien (Political Studies)“, founded in 1949.

1973

Establishment of the Institute for International Relations and Cooperation – now the Institute for International Contact and Cooperation (German acronym: IBZ). Ministerial Counsellor Siegfried Lengl succeeds Alois Klughammer as the Foundation’s Director.

September 25, 1975
Opening of the Wildbad Kreuth educational center

1977
Work on development aid begins with a project in Togo.

1978/1979
Banz Monastery acquired for a meeting and education center.

1979
The Institute for Political Cooperation – now the Institute for Foreign Relations (German IAB) – started its work.

1981
Beginning of scholarship program with 24 scholars from the People’s Republic of China

April 22, 1983
Banz Monastery opened as a second educational center of the Hanns Seidel Foundation.

1987
The Scholarship Organization is set up as an independent department.

1990
Initiation of involvement in Eastern Europe with a project in Hungary. Through 1994, 11 further countries in Central and Eastern Europe are added to the program.

November 5, 1990
Completion of Banz Monastery celebrated with the concurrent dedication of the „Domestics‘ Wing“. The „Coach House“ will be restored by 1992.

1991
After Dr. Otto Wiesheu’s appointment as State Secretary in the Bavarian State Ministry of Education, Science and the Arts, Manfred Baumgärtel is installed as Chief Executive Officer of the Hanns Seidel Foundation.

April 11, 1992
Celebration at the Munich Maximilianeum of the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Hanns Seidel Foundation. (Commemorative publication appears in October.)

June 13, 1992
Founding of the “Former Scholars Club“ of the Hanns Seidel Foundation.

August 19, 1993
Death of the Chairman of the Hanns Seidel Foundation, Former Minister of State Dr. Fritz Pirkl, who headed the Foundation for over 25 years.

March 11, 1994
The general meeting of the Hanns Seidel Foundation elected Former State Secretary Alfred Bayer as the new Chairman.

April 5, 1995
The "Supportive Award for Young Journalists" was awarded for the first time to four junior journalists.

January 21, 1996
The "Franz Josef Strauss Award" was bestowed for the first time. The prize winner was former US foreign minister Dr. Henry Kissinger.

November 20, 1997
The Hanns Seidel Foundation launched a global Internet presence with its website address www.hss.de

February 1, 1998
The "Franz Josef Strauss Award 1998" was presented to the Spanish Prime Minister José Maria Aznar.

May 18, 1998
The Hanns Seidel Foundation's general meeting reappointed the chairman, Former State Secretary Alfred Bayer.

June 21, 1999

Start of construction of the Hanns Seidel Foundation's new conference center in Munich

November 13, 1999
The "Franz Josef Strauss Award 1999" was granted to former US President George Bush.

December 1, 1999
The journal "Politische Studien (Political Studies)", published by the Hanns Seidel Foundation, has been issued for 50 years.

February 23, 2001
Opening of the Hanns Seidel Foundation's Conference Center Munich

October 12, 2001
Centennial birthday of the former Prime Minister of Bavaria and CSU party leader Dr. Hanns Seidel. The Hanns Seidel Foundation commemorated the man it was named in honour with several events.

November 3, 2001
The "Franz Josef Strauss Award 2001" was presented to Dr. Viktor Orbán, Prime Minister of the Republic of Hungary.

May 17, 2002
The Hanns Seidel Foundation's general meeting once again reappointed Former State Secretary Alfred Bayer as chairman.

March 29, 2003
The 5th Franz Josef Strauss Award was presented to Germany's Former Federal President Prof. Dr. Roman Herzog. Former German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt helt the tribute.

May 4, 2003
Commemorative event "20th anniversary of the educational center Banz Monastery" with Minister of State Hans Zehetmair and subsequent "Open Door Day" for the interested public with several thousand visitors.

August 18, 2003
10th anniversary of the death of Dr. Fritz Pirkl, the long standing Foundation chairman and Former Minister of State. Wreath laying at the Rochus Cemetery in Nuremberg by the chairman of the Hanns Seidel Foundation, Dr. h.c. Alfred Bayer, Former State Secretary.

February 11, 2004
The general meeting elected Dr. h. c. Hans Zehetmair to be the new Chairman of the Hanns Seidel Foundation. Alois Glück, President of the Bavarian Parliament, was elected new Deputy Chairman in addition to the current Deputy Chairman, Prof. Ursula Männle, Former Minister of State. At the same time, the board appointed Dr. Peter Witterauf to be the new Chief Executive Officer.

March 1, 2004
At a ceremony attended by CSU Party Chairman and Minister President Dr. Edmund Stoiber, Dr. h. c. Alfred Bayer, Former State Secretary, handed over office to Dr. h. c. Hans Zehetmair, Former Minister of State. Manfred Baumgärtel, who has been Chief Executive Officer since April 1991 retired, and was succeeded by Dr. Peter Witterauf.

July 01, 2004
The international liaison agencies in Washington, Brussels, Moscow and Berlin were subordinated directly to the management due to the restructuring of the foundation. At the same time, the "Institute for Foreign Relations", established in 1979, was dissolved, causing an organizational tightening.

September 30, 2005
The "Franz Josef Strauss Award 2005" was presented to Dr. Helmut Kohl, Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany (ret).

October 9, 2005
Commemorative event "30th anniversary of the educational center Wildbad Kreuth" with CSU Party Chairman and Minister President Dr. Edmund Stoiber and Dr. h.c. mult. Hans Zehetmair, Former Minister of State, and subsequent "Open Door Day" for the interested public with more than three thousand visitors.

March 3, 2006
The Hanns Seidel Foundation's general meeting reappointed the chairman Dr. h.c. mult. Hans Zehetmair, Former Minister of State.

April 24, 2007
An anniversary ceremony was held by the Hanns Seidel Foundation to look back on four decades of its existence. The speech was held by renowned historian Michael Stuermer.

October 2, 2007
Commemorative event "25th anniversary of the Brussels Office" with Jean-Claude Juncker, Prime Minister of Luxembourg, Dr. Ingo Friedrich, Quaestor of the European Parliament, Dr. h.c. mult. Hans Zehetmair, Former Minister of State et al.

May 25, 2008
Commemorative event "25th anniversary of the educational center Banz monastery". The speech was held by CSU Party Chairman Erwin Huber.

September 5, 2008
The "Franz Josef Strauss Award" was presented to Jean-Claude Juncker, Prime Minister of Luxembourg. The speech was held by CSU Party Chairman Erwin Huber, the tribute by the former Minister President Dr. Edmund Stoiber.

April 19, 2010
The Hanns Seidel Foundation's general meeting reappointed the chairman Dr. h.c. mult. Hans Zehetmair, Former Minister of State.

December 10, 2011
The "Franz Josef Strauss Award" was presented to Michail Gorbatschow. The speech was held by Horst Seehofer, Prime Minister of Bavaria and Chairman of the CSU, the tribute by Theo Waigel, Former Federal Minister and Honorary Chairman of the CSU. 

May 12, 2014
The general meeting elected Prof. Ursula Männle to be the new Chairwoman of the Hanns Seidel Foundation. Markus Ferber, Chairman of the CSU Group in the European Parliament, was appointed as Deputy Chairman in addition to the current Deputy Chairman, Alois Glück, Former President of the Bavarian Parliament.