With its strong and active community of German-Americans, Minneapolis/St. Paul Warburg Chapter offers an interested and motivated audience the opportunity to attend discussions on transatlantic relations. By working in partnership with organizations like the German-American Chamber of Commerce (GACC), the Germanic American Institute (GAI), the Center for German and European Studies (CGES) as well as the Minnesota Consular Corps, the Committee on Foreign Relations Minnesota, and Global Minnesota (a World Affairs Council), the Chapter has been able to engage audiences in meetings and discussions about important topics on the transatlantic agenda.
The Chapter hosts events each year covering a wide range of topics including climate change, migration, trade and economic relations, and foreign and security policy. Over the past year, the Minneapolis/St. Paul Chapter hosted discussions with Dr. Lily Gardner Feldman, Harr & Helen Gray Senior Fellow and Director of the Society, Culture, and Politics Program at the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS) at Johns Hopkins University; Prof. Dr. Birgit Glorius, Associate Professor for Human Geography of East Central Europe at Chemnitz University of Technology; Dr. Jan Philipp Burgard, Washington D.C. Correspondent and Deputy Bureau Chief of the German TV Network ARD; Christine Benz, D.B.A., Training Manager at TRUMPF Inc.; and Hans Kundnani, Senior Transatlantic Fellow at The German Marshall Fund of the United States.
About the Chapter Director
Co-Founder and Managing Director
A native of Germany, Christa Tiefenbacher-Hudson is Co-Founder and Managing Director of TripleInk, a multilingual marketing communications agency established in Minneapolis in 1991. Her responsibilities include general business management and development as well as strategic planning and direction of international and multicultural marketing communication and translation projects for clients such as AT&T, Cargill, Hyatt Hotels, Mayo Medical Laboratories, Mercedes Benz USA, St. Jude Medical, and TCF Bank, to name a few.
As a founding member of the German American Chamber of Commerce Midwest, Minnesota Chapter, Ms. Tiefenbacher-Hudson served as the Chamber’s President from 2000 to 2004, as Vice President from 2010 to 2016, and is now an Honorary Director.
From March 2010 until May 2016, she held the post of Honorary Consul of the Federal Republic of Germany in Minneapolis, with a consular district that encompasses Minnesota, North and South Dakota, and Western Wisconsin.