The German Election – Issues and Implications

Dr. Ralf HorlemannOn September 12 Consul General Dr. Ralf Horlemann speaks about the German federal election which takes place on September 24, 2017.

Dr. Ralf Horlemann has served Germany’s Foreign Service for more than two decades and has a rich experience in international security policy, transatlantic relations and Asian affairs. He took up his position as Consul General of Germany to New England in July 2015.
During various assignments at headquarters and abroad, Dr. Horlemann has made major contributions to formulating and developing Germany’s policy in conflict prevention and management. Between 1998 and 2002 he was instrumental in founding the Berlin Center for International Peace Operations (ZIF) and most recently played an important role in further developing ZIF to a fully-fledged deployment organization for civilian experts in international peace operations. Dr. Horlemann has also worked on Asian affairs on several occasions over the past 20 years, including as Consul in Hong Kong and Head of the German Interest Section to Pyongyang, North Korea, as well as during various postings to the Federal Foreign Office, where he covered East and South Asian Affairs. From 2002 to 2005 he was responsible for Transatlantic Relations and Asian Affairs as Counsellor to the German Embassy in Washington, D.C..

Tuesday, September 12 | 4:00pm-5:00pm | Hollander 241

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