Join LISD’s Program on Religion, Diplomacy and International Relations (PORDIR) for a session on "Realpolitik Versus Value-Based Policy" with Ambassador Christoph Heusgen, Permanent Representative of the Federal Republic of Germany to the United Nations, on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 12 pm (Eastern Time). PORDIR, now entering its 14th year, is a weekly seminar co-founded by Wolfgang Danspeckgruber and Reverend Paul Brandeis Raushenbush with the objective of fostering an interdisciplinary and interreligious exchange among students, scholars, and policy practitioners on important global issues. The theme for PORDIR XIV is "The 2020 Crisis: Populism, Pandemic, and Inequality." The session is co-sponsored by the Office of Religious Life and the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies. Participation in this event is open to all; registration required.
About the Speaker
Ambassador Christoph Heusgen has been serving as the Permanent Representative of the Federal Republic of Germany to the United Nations in New York since July 2017. Prior to this appointment, Ambassador Heusgen was Director General and Foreign Policy and Security Advisor to Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel (2005-2017). From 1999 to 2005, he served as Director (as of 2005 Deputy Director-General) and Head of the Policy Unit of High Representative Javier Solana in the General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union from 1999 to 2005. Ambassador Heusgen has also held several posts at the German Foreign Office since he joined the foreign service in 1980.