Alexander Görlach holds a PhD in theology and a PhD in linguistics. In both academic disciplines Alex deals with the relations of the Muslims and the Western World. He studied in Italy, Egypt and Turkey for this enterprise. As a journalist Alex worked for German Television, serving in the studios of this television outlet in New York and London. Alex also wrote for several German national newspapers, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Süddeutsche Zeitung und Die Welt. He served as head of online of the political magazine Cicero. For a period of time Alex worked as a deputy spokesman of the Christian Democratic Union in the German Bundestag, the parliament. He was also a scholar of the Adenauer Foundation for talented students and later held teaching assignments, amongst others, at the Freie Universität Berlin. In 2014 Alex became a John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellow at the Center for European Studies at Harvard where he held a series of lectures on debates in Germany and its influence on Europe. In his last book “We want to see you fail” Alex examines the reasons of mediocrity and malice in German society. The 38-old Goerlach enjoys living in Berlin. He is a passionate organist.