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NYC: The End of Multilateralism? Reflecting on 2017 and Looking Ahead to 2018

December 18, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST


The American Council on Germany, the Atlantik-Brücke, and the Permanent Mission of Germany to the United Nations in New York will host a discussion and reception with Ambassador Christoph Heusgen, the Permanent Representative of Germany to the United Nations and Dr. Richard Haass, the President of the Council on Foreign Relations.

RSVP (acceptances only) to the American Council on Germany
at 212-826-3636 or events@acgusa.org.

Ambassador Christoph Heusgen has been the Permanent Representative of Germany to the United Nations since July 2017. Prior to this, Ambassador Heusgen was the Foreign Policy and Security Advisor to Chancellor Angela Merkel. He served as Director and Head of the Policy Unit for High Representative Javier Solana in the General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union from 1999 to 2005. Between 1988 and 1999, Ambassador Heusgen served in various capacities at the Foreign Office in Bonn, including Deputy Director-General for European Affairs from 1997 to 1999, and Head of Foreign Minister Klaus Kinkel’s Private Office in charge of European Affairs from 1993 to 1997, serving as Deputy Head of the office starting in 1994. From 1990 to 1992, he was Deputy Head of the special section in charge of negotiations on the Treaty of Maastricht. He held the position of Private Secretary to the Coordinator for German-French Relations from 1988 to 1990. From 1986 to 1988, Ambassador Heusgen served in Germany’s Paris Embassy. He joined the Foreign Service in 1980 and began his Foreign Service career in the Press and Economic Affairs Office in the German Consulate in Chicago, where he worked from 1983 to 1986. He is a graduate of the University of Saint Gallen in Switzerland and Georgia South College in the United States. He earned a doctorate degree in Economics from the University of Saint Gallen in 1980.

Dr. Richard Haass has been President of the Council on Foreign Relations for the past 15 years. In 2013, he served as the chair of the multiparty negotiations in Northern Ireland that provided the foundation for the 2014 Stormont House Agreement. From January 2001 to June 2003, Dr. Haass was Director of Policy Planning for the Department of State, where he was a principal advisor to Secretary of State Colin Powell. Confirmed by the U.S. Senate to hold the rank of ambassador, Dr. Haass also served as U.S. coordinator for policy toward the future of Afghanistan and U.S. envoy to the Northern Ireland peace process. From 1989 to 1993, he was Special Assistant to President George H.W. Bush and Senior Director for Near East and South Asian affairs on the staff of the National Security Council. Previously, he served in the Departments of State (1981-1985) and Defense (1979-1980), and was a legislative aide in the U.S. Senate. Dr. Haass also was Vice President and Director of Foreign Policy studies at the Brookings Institution, the Sol M. Linowitz Visiting Professor of International Studies at Hamilton College, a Senior Associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, and a Research Associate at the International Institute for Strategic Studies. A Rhodes Scholar, Dr. Haass holds a bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College and master’s and doctorate degrees from Oxford University. Dr. Haass is the author or editor of 13 books on American foreign policy and one book on management. His latest book is A World in Disarray: American Foreign Policy and the Crisis of the Old Order, published in 2017 by Penguin Press.


December 18, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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