Early next week, Olaf Scholz will make his first trip to Washington DC as Chancellor. Foreign policy will be high on the agenda in his meetings at the White House, on Capitol Hill, and elsewhere. Scholz’s trip comes as tensions are flaring between Russia and the West over Ukraine and the Olympics in China get underway. This will be an opportunity to see where there is alignment in U.S. and German foreign policy priorities but also where there are chances for greater cooperation between Washington and Berlin.
Join the American Council on Germany for a discussion with Ines Pohl, the Washington Bureau Chief for Deutsche Welle, about the main takeaways from the visit.
Ines Pohl is the Washington Bureau Chief for Deutsche Welle (DW). She served as the Editor-in-Chief of DW from 2017 to 2020. During her three-year tenure, she focused on increasing DW’s social media presence and the exclusive content of all 30 language services. She joined DW in 2015 as a correspondent in the Washington bureau. From 2009-2015, Ms. Pohl was the editor-in-chief of Die Tageszeitung “taz,” a national daily German newspaper, where she launched a new weekend edition and restructured www.taz.de, now one of Germany’s popular news sites.
She was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University in 2005 where she spent the year focused on immigration and the impact of religion and leadership. She currently serves on the board of trustees for “Reporters without Borders” and “Youth Against AIDS.” Ms. Pohl is a frequent guest on national TV news shows in Germany and has also appeared on CNN and MSNBC.