Karsten D. Voigt is a former member of the German Bundestag and served as the Coordinator of German-North American Cooperation at the Foreign Office of Germany from 1999 to 2010. He also served as Vice-President (1992-1994) and then President (1994-1996) of the Parliamentary Assembly of NATO.
From 1976 to 1998, he was a member of the German Bundestag, where he served as Foreign Policy Speaker of the Socialdemocratic fraction from 1983 to 1998. For many years he was Chairman of the German-Soviet, and later the German-Russian parliamentary group.
Voigt is a board member of Aspen Germany and a Senior Associate fellow and member of the presidium of the German Council on Foreign Policy.