Professor Dr Dr h.c. Weidenfeld is the Director of the Centre for Applied Policy Research (CAP) of the Ludwig Maximilian University Munich, Rector of the Alma Mater Europaea of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts (Salzburg), and Chairman of the Abt-Herwegen Institute of the Benedictine Abbey Maria Laach.
He was Guest Professor at the Sorbonne (Paris), Remnin University (Beijing), Hebrew University (Jerusalem), and the Zeppelin University (Friedrichshafen). Professor Weidenfeld is an Honorary Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and an Associate member of the Club of Rome. From 1987 to 1999, he was the Federal Government Coordinator for German-American Cooperation.
Professor Weidenfeld is holder of numerous orders and awards, as well as author of numerous books on the unification of Europe, German foreign policy, contemporary history, among other things.