German Ambassador to the United States, Dr. Emily Haber
In conversation with Amb, John Emerson, Chair of the American Council on Germany

Emily Haber

German Ambassador to the US

John Emerson

Former US Ambassador to Germany (moderator)

June 9, 2020 11:30 AM    Webinar

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In a joint video conference on May 18th, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron called for the creation of a 500-billion-euro recovery fund. As nations around the world begin to move past initial lockdowns and attempt to address the economic impacts from COVID-19, political leaders like Merkel and Macron are grappling with how to effectively move forward, both for their own countries and with their regional partners. How is the German government working to safeguard their citizens, as well as provide support to neighboring nations? What is going on with the European Union, and what is Germany’s position within this regional block? And what is the status of Germany’s relationships globally?


On this livestream, the Los Angeles World Affairs Council & Town Hall host German Ambassador to the United States Emily Haber in conversation with John Emerson, former US Ambassador to Germany. The discussion will start with Germany’s response to COVID-19, but broaden to address what’s going on in Europe and beyond. As European Union members are discussing the path forward, what is Germany doing as one of the largest countries? Ambassador Haber and Ambassador Emerson join The Council to address how Germany is working to move forward domestically, regionally, and globally. 

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H.E. Emily Margarethe Haber has been German Ambassador to the United States since June 2018. Prior to her transfer to Washington, DC, she served in various leadership functions at the Foreign Office in Berlin. In 2009, she was appointed Political Director and, in 2011, State Secretary, the first woman to hold either post. Thereafter, she was deployed to the Federal Ministry of the Interior, serving as State Secretary in charge of homeland security and migration policy from 2014 until 2018. Emily Haber has many years of experience with Russia and the former Soviet Union and held various posts at the German Embassy in Moscow.


H.E. John B. Emerson (moderator) was named Chairman of the American Council on Germany on January 17, 2018. He is Vice Chairman at Capital Group International. Previously, he served as United States Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany from August, 2013 until January 20, 2017. He served at a particularly challenging time, and in 2015 Ambassador Emerson was awarded the State Department's prestigious Sue M. Cobb Award for Exemplary Diplomatic Service, which is given annually to one non-career Ambassador.  He also served on President Obama’s Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations. 

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