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 six to eight 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 Klaus Dieter Frankenberger, Foreign Editor for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung; Dr. Celine Caro, Senior Policy Analyst at the Washington office of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS); Sven Egenter, Executive Director and Editor in chief of klimafakten.de and Clean Energy Wire (CLEW); Fabian Wendenburg, Deputy Head of Department for External Economic Policy at the Federation of German Industries (BDI); Prof. Dr. Naika Foroutan, Political Scientist and Professor of Social Science at Humboldt University; and Hans Kundnani, Senior Transatlantic Fellow of the German Marshall Fund.
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.