The late Dr. Uwe Nerlich was an international security advisor and a founding director of the Centre for European Security Strategies (CESS) based in Munich, Germany.
Dr. Nerlich was a senior vice president of IABG, and a member of the SWP directorate (now the German Institute for International and Security Affairs) which advises the Bundestag and the federal government on foreign and security issues. He had broad experience as chairman of a number of international and national research organisations such as the European-American Institute for Security Research, the European Strategy Group (ESG) and he was a council member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London from 1978 to 1987.
Dr. Nerlich studied philosophy and mathematics in Frankfurt, Germany, and Cambridge, England, and has held fellowships at Harvard University and the Stanford Centre for Advanced Studies in the United States.
His publications covered a wide range of international security issues with a focus on strategy development, geopolitical assessments, decision-making in security organisations, risk-assessment, control of nuclear weapons and materials, national defence and security policies and crisis management.