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Join the American Council on Germany and the New York Office of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung for a discussion between Ambassador John B. Emerson and Ambassador Christoph Heusgen about the pressures on the multilateral system.
The event will be translated into German.
Ambassador John B. Emerson was named Chairman of the American Council on Germany on January 17, 2018. He is Vice Chairman at Capital Group International. Previously, he served as United States Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany from August 2013 until January 20, 2017. He served at a particularly challenging time, and in 2015 Ambassador Emerson was awarded the State Department's prestigious Sue M. Cobb Award for Exemplary Diplomatic Service, which is given annually to one non-career Ambassador. He also served on President Obama’s Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations.
Ambassador Christoph Heusgen has been the Permanent Representative of Germany to the United Nations since July 2017 and has been Germany’s representative on the Security Council 2019-2020. Before to coming to New York, Ambassador Heusgen served for 12 years as Foreign and Security Policy Advisor to the Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel. His career in the Foreign Service also included terms as Deputy Head in the exectiuve office of Foreign Minister Kinkel (1993-1997), and Director of the Policy Unit of the High Representative Javier Solana in the General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union in Brussels (1999-2005).