The American Council on Germany is delighted to partner with the World Affairs Council of Dallas Fort Worth for a discussion with the German Ambassador to the United States Dr. Emily M. Haber, in conversation with former ACG Board member Lee Cullum, a journalist at Public Media of North Texas (KERA/PBS) and Senior Fellow at the John Tower Center for Public Policy and International Affairs at SMU.
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Dr. Emily Haber has been Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to the United States since June 2018. Prior to her transfer to Washington, DC, she served in various leadership functions at the Foreign Office in Berlin. In 2009, she was appointed political director and, in 2011, state secretary, the first woman to hold either post. Thereafter, she was deployed to the Federal Ministry of the Interior, serving as state secretary in charge of homeland security and migration policy from 2014 until 2018.
Ambassador Haber has many years of experience with Russia and the former Soviet Union, including the Head of the Political Department. At the Foreign Office in Berlin, she served as Head of the OSCE Division and as Deputy Director-General for the Western Balkans, among other positions.
Lee Cullum is the host of CEO, KERA’s original monthly series of interviews with North Texas business leaders that airs on KERA television and radio. She is also a commentator for Morning Edition on KERA-FM and contributes columns to The Dallas Morning News. A veteran journalist, she was previously a commentator for The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer and All Things Considered on NPR. In addition, she was editor of the editorial page of the Dallas Times Herald and host of Conversations, a series on KERA with major newsmakers. She also worked as a reporter, on-air moderator, and executive producer of Newsroom on KERA.
Ms. Cullum is a senior fellow of the John G. Tower Center for Political Studies at SMU and a fellow at the Dallas Institute for Humanities and Culture. On the board of the Council on Foreign Relations for ten years, she also has served on the board of the American Council on Germany, the Pacific Council on International Policy, Freedom House, the Dallas Committee on Foreign Relations, and the Social Sciences Foundation benefitting the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver. Currently, she is on the board of the American Security Project and the College of International Studies at the University of Oklahoma. She is a member of the Trilateral Commission and the InterAmerican Dialogue.