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The Philadelphia Warburg Chapter aims to actively engage those interested in transatlantic relations through discussions and lectures. The Chapter works closely with other internationally-focused organizations based in Philadelphia such as the German-American Chamber of Commerce, the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia, the Foreign Policy Research and Institute (aka FPRI).

The Chapter typically hosts luncheons at the offices of Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads. Events are generally attended by individuals working in the business community with an interest in German-American relations. Recently, Philadelphia held discussions with speakers like Dr. Markus Meckel, former Foreign Minister of the GDR and former Member of the Bundestag (SPD); Dr. Marcus Böick, Professor of Contemporary History at Ruhr University Bochum; Ralf Fuecks, Managing Director of the Center for Liberal Modernity and Author of Defending Freedom: How We can Win the Fight for an Open Society; Dr. Eckart Woertz, Senior Research Fellow at the Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB) and Scientific Advisor to the Kuwait Chair at Sciences Po in Paris; Christine Benz, D.B.A., Training Manager at TRUMPF Inc.; Dr. Patrick Keller, Coordinator for Foreign and Security Policy at the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Berlin; and Prof. Dr. Birgit Glorius, Associate Professor for Human Geography of East Central Europe at Chemnitz University of Technology.

About the Chapter Director

Harry Carl Schaub, JD and LHD, h c
Honorary Consul General of Austria, a D
Counsel, Montgomery, McCracken,Walker & Rhoads, LLP
Director, Philadelphia Warburg Chapter, American Council on Germany
Commander, Military Order of Foreign Wars, Pennsylvania Commandery

Harry Carl Schaub specializes in immigration and nationality, trusts and estates, and corporate and securities law. He is a former Honorary Consul General of Austria for Pennsylvania. He has served as Dean and Chief Executive Officer of the Consular Corps College, President and Chief of Protocol of the Consular Corps Association of Philadelphia, and as Founder, former President, and Director of the John Peter Zenger Law Society. He has a J.D. from Yale Law School and a B.A. with honors from the University of Pennsylvania.


Joseph T. Stapleton, JD
Partner, Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLP
jstapleton@mmwr.com; (215) 772-7226