Tuesday, March 17, 2020
This event is suspended until further notice in line with the University’s new guidance on the Coronavirus situation.
Niels Annen has been Minister of State at the Federal Foreign Office since 14 March 2018. His regional responsibilities include transatlantic relations, MENA, Asia and Latin America. He is a vocal advocate of maintaining and cultivating the rules-based global order and strongly believes in seeking multilateral solutions to current conflicts and crises. Based on a firm commitment to universal human rights, fostering humanitarian aid, peace mediation and the preservation of the global arms control architecture, Niels Annen promotes a stronger German role in international diplomacy.
Prior to this position, he served several years as Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) Parliamentary Group in the German Bundestag. From 2003 to 2019 Mr. Annen was also a member of the SPD’s Executive Committee and acted five years as the Chairperson of the SPD’s Commission for International Politics (2014-2019). Niels Annen was a senior resident fellow with the German Marshall Fund in Washington, DC (2010 to 2011), and a researcher at the International Policy Analysis unit of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation (2011 to 2013). He holds several honorary offices, such as member of the Executive Board of the German Council on Foreign Relations and member of the Council of the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP).
This event is free and open to the public; you must register to attend. Register here by March 13.