As Deputy Editor In Chief at The European, Florian Guckelsberger oversaw the strategic and journalistic expansion of the magazine on the international market. He had been working for the magazine since its inception in 2009, first as Managing Editor (2009-2011) then as Deputy Editor-in-Chief (2011-2015). He covers mostly foreign affairs and security policy. His works have appeared at Cicero, Standard.at, Deutschlandradio Kultur and the World Post. Prior to joining the magazine, Guckelsberger studied International Relations, International Law and Social Psychology in Munich.Last updated on 05.10.2015
Genocide and war crimes were his daily routine as Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court: Luis Moreno Ocampo served nine years at The Hague and is still a fierce advocate of bringing the worst criminals to trial. He sat down with Florian Guckelsberger and Lars Mensel to debate the role of justice in these bloody times.
With two upcoming elections, Tunisia’s young democracy will be put to the test. Florian Guckelsberger and Lars Mensel sat down with the country’s former Minister for Foreign Affairs, Rafik Abdessalem, to discuss the need for demonstrations, the West’s preference for business as usual, and the burden of high expectations.
Racism, grave social disparity, and corruption have run-down South Africa. For many, Nelson Mandela is the only thing holding the country together. Florian Guckelsberger sat down with journalist and South Africa expert Hans-Joachim Löwer to discuss Mandela’s legacy, the ANP’s likely rupture, and why the country could end up like Zimbabwe.