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Germany’s Zeitenwende: Setting New Priorities in Foreign, Security, and Energy Policy

October 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

On October 25, the Phoenix Warburg Chapter will host a discussion and dinner with Ambassador (ret.) Stefan Schlüter, Program Director at the Diplomatic Academy of the German Foreign Office in Berlin

Stefan Schlüter served in the German Foreign Office until the summer of 2017 and is now a Program Director at the Diplomatic Academy in Berlin. After studying political science at the University of Hamburg, Mr. Schlüter joined the German Foreign Office in 1979. His first foreign assignments brought him to Buenos Aires and Algiers. From 1986 to 1990, he served as the spokesman of the German Embassy in Tel Aviv before returning to the Foreign Office in Bonn as desk officer for the Maghreb countries. From 1992 to 1995, he served as Deputy Consul General in Los Angeles before returning to Bonn as Deputy Director for the southern part of Latin America. From 2000 to 2004, he was posted to the United States a second time and served as Deputy Consul General in New York City before moving to Buenos Aires as Deputy Chief of Mission. In 2007, he returned to the Foreign Office in Berlin to assume the position of Director for Conflict Prevention, Peace-Building, Democracy Promotion, and State-Building, furthering German projects in this field worldwide. In 2010, he was appointed Ambassador to the Eastern Caribbean Region, residing in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, before moving on to his last assignment as Consul General in San Francisco in 2014.