Presidium

Our Presidium

Jürgen Hardt, MdB
Transatlantic Coordinator at the Federal Foreign Office
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Transatlantic Coordinator at the Federal Foreign Office
Prof. Dr. Miriam Meckel
Editor in Chief, WirtschaftsWoche
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Editor in Chief, WirtschaftsWoche
Dr. Peter Wittig
German Ambassador to the US
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German Ambassador to the US
Prof. Dr. Klaus Scharioth
Dean of the Mercator College for International Affairs
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Dean of the Mercator College for International Affairs
Dr. Rupert Antes
Executive Director, Haniel Foundation
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Executive Director, Haniel Foundation
Prof. Dr. Sven Beckert
Laird Bell Professor of American History, Harvard University
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Laird Bell Professor of American History, Harvard University
Annette Heuser
Managing Director, Prof. Otto Beisheim Foundation
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Managing Director, Prof. Otto Beisheim Foundation
Dr. Eric Fellhauer
Co-CEO, Lazard Germany
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Co-CEO, Lazard Germany
Dr. Tobias Pusch
President, Harvard Alumni Club of Berlin e.V.
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President, Harvard Alumni Club of Berlin e.V.
Dr. Uwe Jean Heuser
Head of Economics Department, German Newspaper “Die Zeit”
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Head of Economics Department, German Newspaper “Die Zeit”
Prof. Dr. Sascha Spoun
President, Leuphana University of Lüneburg
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President, Leuphana University of Lüneburg
Dr. Annette Julius
Secretary General Studienstiftung
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Secretary General Studienstiftung
Dr. Guido Goldman
Director of the Program for the Study of Germany and Europe, CES, Harvard University
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Director of the Program for the Study of Germany and Europe, CES, Harvard University
Bodo Liesenfeld
CEO, Liesenfeld International
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CEO, Liesenfeld International
Prof. Dr. Karl Kaiser
Senior Associate Program on Transatlantic Relations, WCFIA, Harvard University
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Senior Associate Program on Transatlantic Relations, WCFIA, Harvard University
Dr. Ralf Horlemann
Consul General of Germany to New England
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Consul General of Germany to New England
Prof. Dr. Mathias Risse
Professor, HKS, Harvard University
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Professor, HKS, Harvard University

Role of the Presidium

We are proud to have such committed Presidium members at our side, who support us with their wisdom, passion for transatlantic relations, and unique network of decision makers. The role of the Presidium is to:

  • Support the next generation of GAC organizersHelp selecting future speakers and securing funding for the upcoming German American Conferences at Harvard as well as for related events of the Council
  • Vote: The Presidium elects the members of the Council’s Advisory Board
  • Represent usPresidium members are proposed by the Executive Board and elected by the Council’s member community. Presidium members are the public voice of the Council for a period of three years
  • Meet up: Presidium members meet at the annual gala dinner for networking and working sessions