August 11, 2010 – Transatlantic Relations: The Obama Administration and the German Government

DATE: Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at 7:30 am

LOCATION: Bangor Public Library, Lecture Hall

SPEAKER: Consul General Friedrich Löhr, The German Consulate in Boston

RSVP: Email; or call (207) 581-1835.

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Consul General Friedrich Ludwig Löhr

“The transatlantic partnership,” according to the German Embassy in Washington, DC, “is a basic axiom in German foreign policy.  It is no longer merely a matter of security issues. The spectrum of global challenges – from climate protection through the international financial architecture to the identification of the human genome – is now the subject of German-US cooperation.”

Please join us for a talk about these and other issues by Friedrich Ludwig Löhr,  Consul General of the German Consulate in Boston.  CG Löhr, who also served as the German Ambassador to North Korea from 2005-7, will add some remarks about his experiences on the Korean Peninsula.

Curriculum Vitae

The Consul General
Friedrich Ludwig Löhr

born: 10 April 1947, Ingolstadt, Germany
married to Ying (Angela) Zhang
1966 – 1974 Studied law at the Universities of Heidelberg, Montpelier, and Oxford
French language (B.A. equiv., Heidelberg 1970)
State Examination in Law, Heidelberg 1971
M. Phil., International Relations, Oxford University, 1974
1974 Attorney training (Heidelberg magistrates’ court)
1975 Attaché, German Foreign Office (public international law section, Protocol, Spanish language training (3 months, Madrid, Spain))
1977 Second Secretary (Press and Information; from mid -1979:  Political Affairs and Protocol), German Embassy, Belgrade, Yugoslavia
1980 Acting Head of Foreign Office Liaison Office in Berlin (West)
1980 Desk Officer for Cultural Affairs (Africa), Foreign Office
1982 Desk officer for Poland, later for Czechoslovakia and Bulgaria Federal Foreign Office
1982 First Secretary (Political and Disarmament Affairs), German Permanent Mission to the United Nations, New York
1985 Deputy Head of Mission, German Embassy, Khartoum (Sudan)
1987 Counsellor for relations with the European Parliament, German Permanent Representation in Brussels and Strasbourg
1990 Policy Planning Staff, Foreign Office
1991 Deputy Director (Europe), Federal Chancellor’s Office, Bonn
1993 Member of Policy Planning Group, CDU/CSU Parliamentary Party (on secondment)
1995 Deputy Chief of Mission, Budapest (Hungary)
1995 (Aug/Sept) Consul, German Embassy, Prague (Czech Republic)
1995 Deputy Head of Mission, Algiers
1998 (Aug/Sept) Chargé d´affaires, German Embassy, Lagos (Nigeria)
1998 -2002 Foreign Office, Berlin, Department of Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-proliferation, Head of Section for Biological and Chemical Disarmament
2002 Minister and DCM, German Embassy, Beijing (China)
2005 – 2007 Ambassador to North Korea, Pyongyang
2008 (4 August) Consul General to New England, Boston (USA)
1967 “Cusanuswerk” scholarship
1971 Election to Cecil Rhodes Scholarship
1972 Research Centre of the Academy for International Law (The Hague)
1997 – 1998 12th International Training Course, Geneva Centre for Security Policy
2007 – 2008 Fellowship, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs,
Harvard University, Cambridge