On November 21, the Denver Warburg Chapter of the ACG and the Denver Council on Foreign Relations will host a roundtable discussion with Ralf Beste, Director-General for Culture and Society at the German Federal Foreign Office, on“Germany’s Foreign Policy Outlook in Times of Crisis and Conflict.”
Ralf Beste is a German diplomat and former journalist. He currently serves as the Director-General for Culture and Society at the German Federal Foreign Office. From September 2019 until March 2022, he was Germany’s Ambassador to Austria. Prior to that, he was Deputy Director of the Policy Planning Staff in the Foreign Office, where he was responsible for the 2014 “Review of German Foreign Policy.” He became the Director of the Policy Planning staff in 2017.
From 1996 until 2000, he was the Parliamentary Correspondent for the Berliner Zeitung – first in Bonn and then in Berlin. In 2001, he moved to the Berlin Bureau of Der Spiegel, where he reported on foreign and security policy and the Greens.
Mr. Beste studied History in Bochum, Bielefeld, and Baltimore, and holds Master’s degrees from Bielefeld University and The Johns Hopkins University.