Dr Wolf-Ruthart Born is a German diplomat. He most recentrly served as Undersecretary of State for Europe, political relations and the United Nations between 2009 and 2011. After studying law and history in Saarbrucken, Germany, and at Amherst College, USA, he studied at the Bologna Center of the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University. He is Lieutenant Colonel of the reserve.
After postings in Sudan and Buenos Aires, Dr Born was responsible for bilateral relations to all Western European countries including Turkey. He headed the negotiations for the Schengen-Agreement at the Federal Chancellery. Later, he represented Germany as ambassador to Mexico, Turkey and Spain.