The ACG and the CUNY Graduate Center will host a discussion and reception with Niels Annen, Minister of State of the German Federal Foreign Office.
There is no charge for this event. RSVPs are required. RSVP (acceptances only) to the American Council on Germany at 212-826-3636 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Niels Annen was appointed Minister of State at the Federal Foreign Office on March 14, 2018. Prior to this position, he served several years as Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) Parliamentary Group in the German Bundestag. Mr. Annen is also a member of the SPD’s Executive Committee and acts as the Chairperson of the SPD’s Commission for International Politics. His main foci of interest are transatlantic relations, the Middle East, and Russia, as well as China and Latin America. From 2014 to 2018, Mr. Annen also chaired the Bundestag’s Parliamentarian Friendship Group for Relations with the States of South Asia. As an advocate for a stronger German role in international diplomacy, he supports multilateral engagement as a tool for resolving today’s conflicts and crises, and protecting human rights. He was a senior resident fellow with the German Marshall Fund in Washington, DC (2010 to 2011), and a researcher at the International Policy Analysis unit of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation (2011 to 2013). He holds several honorary offices, such as member of the Executive Board of the German Council on Foreign Relations and member of the Council of the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP).