Dr Karl-Heinz Kamp holds a degree in history and social sciences from the University of Bonn. In 1986-87 he obtained a Scholarship for security policy studies at the German Council on Foreign Relations in Bonn. In 1988, he was a Research Fellow at the Center for Science and International Affairs, John F. Kennedy School, Harvard University.
The next year in 1989, Dr Kamp served as Head of the Security Policy and Planning Department of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Sankt Augustin near Bonn. In 1997-98, he held a temporary assignment as Security Policy Desk Officer to the Policy Planning Staff of the Federal Foreign Office in Bonn.
In 1999, Dr Kamp lectured at the Institute for Political Science at the University of Cologne. From 2003 to 2007, he served as Security Policy Coordinator at the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Berlin.
In addition to his experience with Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, between 2007 and 2013 he worked as Research Director at the NATO Defence College in Rome. In 2009, he was Advisor in the "Nato Group of Experts on the New Strategic Concept", appointed by its chairwoman Madeline Albright.
From 2013 to 2015, Dr Karl-Heinz Kamp served as the Academic Director at the Federal Academy for Security Policy in Berlin. Since 1 October 2015 he is the President of the Federal Academy for Security Policy.