His Excellency Peter Wittig has served as the ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to the United States since April 2014. Prior to this appointment, he was Germany's ambassador to the United Nations in New York and represented Germany during its tenure as a member of the United Nations Security Council in 2011 and 2012. There, he drew on his wide expertise in UN matters, having previously served as director-general for United Nations and Global Issues at the German Foreign Office in Berlin. Wittig joined the German Foreign Service in 1982. He has served at the embassy in Madrid, as a private secretary to the foreign minister, and as an ambassador to Lebanon and to Cyprus. Before starting his career in the German Foreign Service, Wittig studied history, political science and law at Bonn, Freiburg, Canterbury and Oxford universities. He also taught as an assistant professor at the University of Freiburg.
This event was co-sponsored by the Baker Institute and the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Houston.
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