The American Council on Germany is delighted to partner with the World Affairs Councils of America (WACA) to host the German Ambassador to the United States Emily Haber in conversation with ACG Chairman Ambassador John B. Emerson, Vice Chairman at Capital Group International, on Thursday, May 7, at 10 am ET. (Bios for both speakers are included below.)
This webinar builds on the successful partnership between ACG and WACA during the German government’s Deutschlandjahr USA initiative in 2018 and 2019. Our event will take place as part of a series of events hosted by World Affairs Councils across the country under the auspices of a special, inclusive “ideas summit,” titled Putting the World Back Together and branded as CxC: Amplified.
CxC: Amplified is a full week of activities designed to amplify voices on foreign and security policy across the country. Open to the public, these events will bring together thought leaders, experts, and citizens to discuss one central question: How will the world be put back together as we chart our way through this unprecedented period?
To register for the call, please click here. We hope you can join us for this timely discussion.
Emily Margarethe Haber has been German Ambassador 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.
Emily Haber has many years of experience with Russia and the former Soviet Union. She held various posts at the German Embassy in Moscow, including 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.
Emily Haber holds a PhD in history and is married to former diplomat Hansjörg Haber. The couple has two sons.
Ambassador John B. Emerson was named Chairman of the American Council on Germany on January 17, 2018. He is vice chairman of Capital Group International, Inc. and has 19 years of industry experience, all with Capital Group.
He most recently served as the United States Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany. In 2015, Ambassador Emerson was awarded the State Department’s Susan M. Cobb Award for Exemplary Diplomatic Service, which is given annually to one non-career ambassador, and in 2017 he was awarded the CIA Medal and the U.S. Navy’s Distinguished Public Service award.
Prior to accepting the ambassadorial posting, John Emerson was president of Private Client Services for the Capital Group Companies. Before joining Capital, he was deputy assistant to President Clinton where he coordinated his economic conferences, served as the president’s liaison to the nation’s governors, and led the administration’s efforts to obtain congressional approval of the GATT Uruguay Round Agreement and the extension of China s MFN trading status. Additionally, he was appointed by President Obama to serve on his Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations. Before working in the Clinton White House, John Emerson served as Los Angeles Chief Deputy City Attorney, and was a partner in the law firm of Manatt, Phelps, Rothenberg, and Phillips.
Ambassador Emerson holds an honorary doctor of laws degree from Hamilton College, a juris doctorate degree from the University of Chicago and a bachelors degree in philosophy from Hamilton College. He is based in Los Angeles.