Our Presidium

Transatlantic Coordinator at the Federal Foreign Office
Editor in Chief, WirtschaftsWoche
German Ambassador to the US
Dean of the Mercator College for International Affairs
Executive Director, Haniel Foundation
Laird Bell Professor of American History, Harvard University
Managing Director, Prof. Otto Beisheim Foundation
Co-CEO, Lazard Germany
President, Harvard Alumni Club of Berlin e.V.
Head of Economics Department, German Newspaper “Die Zeit”
President, Leuphana University of Lüneburg
Robert Bosch Senior Fellow at The Brookings Institution
Secretary General Studienstiftung
Director of the Program for the Study of Germany and Europe, CES, Harvard University
CEO, Liesenfeld International
Senior Associate Program on Transatlantic Relations, WCFIA, Harvard University
Consul General of Germany to New England
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