SOLD OUT Germany’s Zeitenwende: Setting New Priorities in Foreign, Security, and Energy Policy
October 27th, 2022 12:00PM -1:00PM
This is an in-person event and lunch will be provided. Limited seating available!
Germany’s foreign policy took a dramatic turn in February after Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine. Chancellor Olaf Scholz called it a Zeitenwende – a new era on the European continent. Shocked at Russia’s aggression, Germany has seen a marked shift in its security and foreign policy, with some observers calling the changes revolutionary.
Join the World Affairs Council on October 27 for a roundtable luncheon that will explore Germany’s new direction in foreign, security, and energy policy with Ambassador Stefan Schlüter, who is completing a two-week tour of U.S. cities with the support of The American Council on Germany.
About the Speaker
Stefan Schlüter served in the German Foreign Office until the summer of 2017 and is now a Program Director at the Diplomatic Academy in Berlin. After studying political science at the University of Hamburg, Mr. Schlüter joined the German Foreign Office in 1979. His first foreign assignments brought him to Buenos Aires and Algiers. From 1986 to 1990 he served as the spokesman of the German Embassy in Tel Aviv before returning to the Foreign Office in Bonn as desk officer for the Maghreb countries. From 1992 to 1995 he served as Deputy Consul General in Los Angeles before returning to Bonn as Deputy Director for the southern part of Latin America. From 2000 to 2004, he was posted to the United States a second time and served as Deputy Consul General in New York City before moving to Buenos Aires as Deputy Chief of Mission. In 2007 he returned to the Foreign Office in Berlin to assume the position of Director for Conflict Prevention, Peace-Building, Democracy Promotion and State-Building, promoting German projects in this field world-wide. In 2010 he was appointed Ambassador to the Eastern Caribbean Region, residing in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago before moving on to his last assignment as Consul General in San Francisco in 2014.
About the Moderator
Allison Linn is a communications director at Microsoft, overseeing journalism-style storytelling for our global properties and our work on AI and Innovation. She is a former journalist who has worked in Germany and the United States at organizations including the Wall Street Journal Europe, the Associated Press and NBC News.
The event is held in partnership with American Council on Germany