Hosting a dozen events annually, the Indianapolis Warburg Chapter has been engaging the community for over a decade. The Chapter works closely with community collaborators such as the International Center of Indianapolis, the Max Kade Center at IUPUI, Indiana University, Butler University, Indianapolis-Cologne Sister City Committee, Foundation for Lutheran Child and Family Services, and Jewish Community Relations Committee. It also works with the German Consulate in Chicago.
In 2016, the Indianapolis Warburg Chapter hosted 13 events including policy discussions and lectures, as well as book and poetry readings and art exhibit openings. Highlights from 2016 include discussions with Colonel Horst Busch, Career Officer in the German Army; Prof. Dr. Christoph Schalast, Professor of Mergers & Acquisitions and European Integration at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management; and Herbert Quelle, Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Chicago. The discussions covered a wide range of topics important to the transatlantic partnership including the European refugee crisis and the Syrian war, Germany’s role within NATO, and the future of the EU after the Brexit.
About the Chapter Director
Lutheran Child & Family Services
Sven Schumacher is a native of Germany who came to the United States in 1985 on an exchange program with the Indiana University School of Social Work. He holds an MSW degree from Catholic University, an MS degree in marriage and family therapy from Butler University, and a master’s degree in public affairs from IUPUI. He has also fulfilled the requirements for a Certificate in Project Management from IUPUI.
In 1995, Mr. Schumacher joined the staff of Lutheran Child & Family Services as Director of Lutherwood Residential Treatment Center and School. Three years later, he was appointed as Executive Director of Lutheran Child & Family Services. In 2006, the Board of Directors recognized his contributions to the agency and appointed him to serve as Chief Executive Officer of The Foundation for Lutheran Child & Family Services, Indiana, Inc.
German-American relations and children’s mental health issues are his primary interests.