The ACG’s Boston Warburg Chapter, one of the most active Chapters, works closely with organizations such as the Goethe Insitut-Boston, Harvard University’s Center for European Studies, Harvard’s Weatherhead Center, the Boston Committee on Foreign Relations, Boston University’s Center for the Study of Europe, WorldBoston, the German American Business Council, and the German Consulate in Boston.
In 2016, the Chapter hosted 12 speakers at 14 events. Speakers included Thorsten Benner, Director of the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi); Prof. Dr. Naika Foroutan, Professor of Integration Research and Social Policy in the Department of Social Sciences at Humboldt University in Berlin; Dr. Sebastian Koos, JFK Memorial Fellow at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard University; Prof. Dr. Michael Göring, CEO and Chairman of the Board of the ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius; and Dr. Marco Overhaus, Research Associate at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs. Speakers discussed key issues in transatlantic relations like foreign and security policy, climate change, and Germany’s leadership role in the EU.
About the Chapter Director
Law Offices of Marc Redlich
Marc Redlich began his own law firm in 1984, after having been a senior Director and Shareholder at the Boston law firm of Widett, Slater & Goldman, P.C. He has been involved in a wide variety of legal matters, including trials and appeals in numerous substantive areas; business and corporate law, including the representation of American, German, and Swiss established companies, institutions, and start-ups; corporate acquisitions; real estate and leasing; and university faculty policy and grievance arbitration.
Mr. Redlich is Massachusetts counsel for the Government of Switzerland. This has included working with the Government in establishing a unique Swiss Consulate, known as “Swissnex”, which has as its mission providing a meeting place and liaison between Swiss and American members of academe and business in the areas of science, technology, and culture. He was also instrumental in helping to establish a Sister State Agreement between Massachusetts and the Canton of Basel, Switzerland. Mr. Redlich has served as a Director on the Executive Committee of the German-American Business Club, as a Director of the Harvard Square Business Association, and is a member of the Boston Committee on Foreign Relations. He is also a member of the Management Committee of ij International Jurists. He is the former President of The Friends of Switzerland where he continues to serve as a Director. In 2013 he was awarded the Julius Stratton Prize for his contributions to Swiss-American relations by The Friends of Switzerland. Mr. Redlich has served as Chairman of the Music Committee of the Harvard Club of Boston and is a member of the Queens College Advisory Board. He has been involved with the ACG’s Warburg Chapter in Boston for more than 15 years.
Mr. Redlich received his undergraduate degree in Philosophy from Queens College of the City University of New York and his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1971. While at Harvard Law School, he interrupted his studies to enter military service in the U.S. Army Reserves.