Remembrance and Hope – Past, Present and Future of German-Jewish Relations

More than seven decades after WWII, Germany’s culture of remembrance of the Holocaust is strong and Jewish life in Germany is flourishing again.

 

Dr. Ralf Horlemann has served Germany’s Foreign Service for more than two decades and has a rich experience in international security policy, transatlantic relations and Asian affairs. He took up his position as Consul General of Germany to New England in July 2015.

During various assignments at headquarters and abroad, Dr. Horlemann has made major contributions to formulating and developing Germany’s policy in conflict prevention and management. Between 1998 and 2002 he was instrumental in founding the Berlin Center for International Peace Operations (ZIF) and most recently played an important role in further developing ZIF to a fully-fledged deployment organization for civilian experts in international peace operations. Dr. Horlemann has also worked on Asian affairs on several occasions over the past 20 years, including as Consul in Hong Kong and Head of the German Interest Section to Pyongyang, North Korea, as well as during various postings to the Federal Foreign Office, where he covered East and South Asian Affairs. From 2002 to 2005 he was responsible for Transatlantic Relations and Asian Affairs as Counselor to the German Embassy in Washington, D.C.

This event is free and open to the public.