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Peter Schneider

John F. Kennedy Memorial Policy Fellow 2016 & 2008

Residency Dates: October 30 - November 4, 2016


Peter Schneider

Peter Schneider is a journalist and novelist. He has written critically-acclaimed novels such as The Wall Jumper (“Der Mauerspringer”) as well as non-fiction works such as Berlin Now: The City After the Wall and Rebellion und Wahn: Mein ’68 and several screenplays. His writings cover the experiences of a generation across a wide variety of topics, and he has contributed essays to a number of media in Germany, the United States, and across the world. Schneider has held a number of visiting professorships and has served as writer-in-residence at Georgetown and Emory Universities, among others. He was a short-term Kennedy Fellow at CES in 2009, and returned to CES in 2016 shortly before the U.S. Presidential elections.

This information is accurate for the time period that the scholar is affiliated with CES.


  • Novelist
  • John F. Kennedy Memorial Policy Fellow 2016 & 2008, CES, Harvard University