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Moynihan European Research Centers and the German Program within the Department of LLL resents: Busso von Alvensleben

Bird Library Room 114, Peter Graham Scholarly Commons

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Busso von Alvensleben Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany in New York Germany and the Current Crisis in Europe Busso von Alvensleben is currently the Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany in New York. After serving as a member of the Faculty of Law at the Free University Berlin, he worked at the Deutsche Bank AG and the Federal Foreign Office in Bonn. Mr. von Alvensleben later served as counselor at the German Embassy in Tel Aviv and for the Permanent Mission of the Federal Republic of Germany to the UN in Geneva. In 1994, he was the head of former Federal President von Weizsäcker’s office and in 1998 the Deputy Chief of Protocol at the Federal Foreign Office. Mr. von Alvensleben was an Ambassador, Chief of Protocol beginning in 2000 and the Ambassador to Sweden starting in 2003. In 2006, he became the Ambassador, Commissioner for Global Issues: Civilian Crisis Prevention, Human Rights, Humanitarian Aid and International Terrorism for the Federal Foreign Office. Prior to his current post, Mr. von Alvensleben was the Ambassador to Ireland. Mr. von Alvensleben will give a short presentation on the current situation in Europe and Germany’s role in it. He will then open up the discussion to question and answer.


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