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German ambassador plans lecture stop at BYU Sept. 26

His Excellency Peter Ammon, German ambassador to the United States, will lecture at Brigham Young University about “The Future of the U.S.–European Partnership” Wednesday, Sept. 26, at 3 p.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building.

Ammon, who holds a doctorate in economics from Berlin’s Free University, most recently served as state secretary at the foreign office. He was head of policy planning and speech writer to the German President from 1996 to 1999; economic minister at the German Embassy in Washington, D.C., from 1999 to 2001; and director general for economics at the German Foreign Office from 2001 to 2007.

In 2007 and 2008, Ammon was appointed German ambassador to Paris, France. Prior to that, he served as a career diplomat in London, Dakar/Senegal and New Delhi.

Ammon is an advocate of free trade, taking strong interest in what it takes to build a fair, peaceful and prosperous global order.

This lecture is hosted by the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies and will be archived at kennedy.byu.edu/archive. For more information, contact Lee Simons at (801) 422-2652 or lee_simons@byu.edu.

Writer: Hwa Lee

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