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The ACG’s San Francisco Chapter is one of the most active Chapters. The Chapter generally organizes lunch and evening events focused on transatlantic relations and global affairs. The Chapter has a strong constituency in the Bay.

The Chapter partners with other local organizations such as the German Consulate, the German-American Business Association, the German American Chamber of Commerce, Goethe-Institut, the World Affairs Council of Northern California, and the Institute of European Studies IES at UC Berkeley.

Recently, the San Francisco Chapter hosted speakers such as Boris Ruge, Deputy Chief of Mission of the Federal Republic of Germany; Ricklef Beutin, Director General for Crisis Prevention, Stabilization, Peacebuilding and Humanitarian Assistance in the German Foreign Office; Cornelius Adebahr, Nonresident Fellow at Carnegie Europe; Dr. Sebastian Voigt, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Institute for Contemporary History Munich – Berlin; Dr. Jana Puglierin, Head of the European Council on Foreign Relations in Berlin; and Juliane Schäuble, U.S. Correspondent for Der Tagesspiegel.

About the Chapter Director

Thomas K. Gump
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP