German Ambassador Peter Wittig

Ambassador Peter Wittig is Germany's highest-ranking representative to the US government. He represents German interests in the United States and works to foster and deepen German-American relations in the political, economic and cultural spheres.

Washington Hebrew Congregation Hosts New Exhibit on Jewish Life in Germany

Oct 23, 2014 |

German Ambassador Peter Wittig visited the Washington Hebrew Congregation (WHC) on Tuesday for the opening of a new exhibit on Jewish life in modern Germany. The exhibit encompasses 25 panels that tell the stories of Jewish authors, rabbis, entrepreneurs, students and community members who live in Germany today.

Adam Begley Discusses “Updike” at Third Berliner Salon

Oct 8, 2014 |

Adam Begley, author of “Updike” (Harper Collins, 2014), was the featured author of the Berliner Salon at the Residence this week. The Berliner Salon is a series of literary events featuring German and American authors that Ambassador Peter Wittig and his wife Huberta von Voss-Wittig have been hosting since they first came to the US in 2010.

Ambassador Wittig's Speech on the Day of German Unity

Oct 7, 2014 |
Tom Brokaw and Ambassador Wittig

"In 1989, demonstrations in East Germany had been building over the summer months. The battle cry of the powerful Monday demonstrations in Leipzig, 'We are the people!' soon evolved into the call 'We are one people!'" said Ambassador Wittig.

Ambassador Wittig Hosts Celebration of the Day of German Unity

Oct 2, 2014 |
Day of German Unity

Aroung 2,600 guests joined Ambassador Peter Wittig and his wife Huberta von Voss-Wittig on October 1 to celebrate the Day of German Unity. The guest of honor was American icon Tom Brokaw, who has had a special connection to Germany ever since he witnessed and reported live on the fall of the Berlin Wall 25 years ago.

Ambassador Peter Wittig Took Part in Global Health Security Agenda at White House

Sep 26, 2014 |
Ambassador Peter Wittig

Ambassador Peter Wittig and the Parliamentary State Secretary Annette Widmann-Mauz of the Federal Ministry of Health attended the Global Health Security Agenda conference on Ebola today at the White House. Germany has thus far contributed  a total of approximately 82 million US dollars to the fight against Ebola.

Ambassador Wittig Talks About Fight Against ISIS with NPR

Sep 22, 2014 |

Ambassador Peter Wittig was interviewed for the weekend edition of All Things Considered last week. He spoke with host Arun Rath about ISIS, Syria, and Germany’s role in the global security alliance.

Daniel Kehlmann Discusses “F: A Novel” at Second Berliner Salon

Sep 19, 2014 |

Ambassador Dr. Peter Wittig and Huberta von Voss-Wittig hosted their second Berliner Salon at the Residence this week. Daniel Kehlmann, bestselling author of “Measuring the World,” “Fame,” and “Me and Kaminski” was the featured author of the event.

Ambassador Wittig Attends Ambassadors’ Conference in Berlin

Aug 25, 2014 |

Ambassador Peter Wittig will be in Berlin all week for the annual Ambassadors’ Conference hosted by the Federal Foreign Office. Foreign Minister Steinmeier and Swiss President Didier Burkhalter officially opened the conference on Monday.

Ambassador Peter Wittig Interview With USA Today

Aug 19, 2014 |
Wittig USA Today

Ambassador Peter Wittig gave an interview with Brian Gallagher of USA Today this week. In the interview, Ambassador Wittig called the Ukraine crisis a "watershed moment" for East-West relations.

Ambassador Wittig, U.S. Reps Underscore Importance of Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange

Jul 30, 2014 |
Ambassador Wittig speaks to 75 American young professionals about to head to Germany on the CBYX exchange program.

Seventy-five young American professionals ages 18-24 had the opportunity to engage German Ambassador Peter Wittig in a Q&A on Capitol Hill yesterday as part of their orientation for the 31st year of the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX).

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