The ACG will host a luncheon with Ambassador Harald Braun, Permanent Representative of Germany to the United Nations. Ambassador Braun will speak about the new administration in the White House and in the United Nations.
There will be a charge of $45 for members to attend this event.
(No-shows and cancellations after January 23 will be billed.)
RSVP (acceptances only) to the American Council on Germany at 212-826-3636 or email@example.com.
Ambassador Harald Braun has been the Permanent Representative of Germany to the United Nations in New York since March 2014. Prior to his nomination, Ambassador Braun was State Secretary of the Federal Foreign Office from 2011 to 2014. Between 2009 and 2011, he served as the Director-General for Management of the German Foreign Office. From 2003 to 2005, he was Deputy Foreign and Security Adviser to the Federal Chancellor. Former diplomatic postings include Beirut, London, Bujumbura, Washington, and Paris. He also served as the Chief of Staff to the Foreign Minister from 1992 to 1994. From 2005 to 2008, he was on a leave of absence from the diplomatic service as Corporate Senior Vice President for policy and external relations of Siemens AG. In March 2008, Ambassador Braun was named Research Professor for Global Studies and Diplomacy at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Ambassador Braun studied Economics and History in Tübingen and New York and completed a doctorate at SUNY Stony Brook before entering the Foreign Service in 1981. Ambassador Braun was awarded an Honorary Citizenship of Washington, DC, in 2002. He is Grand Officer of the National Order of the French Legion D’Honneur, bearer of the Grand Cross of the Italian Order of Merit and further international distinctions, as well as a member of the Knights of the Order of St. John.