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.

Ambassador Wittig in Huffington Post on NATO

Aug 10, 2016 |
Ambassador Peter Wittig

Ambassador Peter Wittig talked recently with Huffington Post Foreign Affairs Reporter Akbar Shahid Ahmed about the importance of the NATO alliance and how it is facing today's challenges.

BMW Center Director Anderson Receives High Civilian Honor

Jul 15, 2016 |
Honor for BMW Center Director Jeffrey Anderson

Ambassador Wittig presented the Director of the BMW Center for German and European Studies at Georgetown University, Jeffrey Anderson, with the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Adriane Ohanesian Awarded Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award

Jun 13, 2016 |
Anja Niedringhaus

Ambassador Peter Wittig hosted the award ceremony for the Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award last week at the embassy. The prize is presented annually by the International Women in Media Foundation and was awarded this year to American photographer Adriane Ohanesian.

Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award

Jun 13, 2016 |
Courage in Photojournalism

The award ceremony for the Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Awards took place at the German Embassy on June 9. Here is a social media overview of the evening.

Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Receives Order of Merit

Jun 8, 2016 |
Penny Pritzker

“Since the beginning of your tenure as Secretary of Commerce, you have been one of the strongest proponents of trade and closer trade relations,” Ambassador Wittig said in presenting the award.

Remembering Fritz Stern – Historian, Confidante, Adviser

May 19, 2016 | German Embassy Washington
Fritz Stern in 2007

"Fritz Stern became not only my intellectual idol, but also one of my closest friends during my time in New York and Washington, DC," Ambassador Wittig writes. "His wit and humor, combined with a sharp yet benevolent mind, is unsurpassed."

Guest Post for Commerce Blog: Ambassador Wittig on Hannover Messe

Apr 25, 2016 |
Ambassador Peter Wittig

"I think this year’s theme of Hannover Messe, 'Integrated Industry – Discover Solutions', is spot on and of interest to both sides of the Atlantic," Ambassador Wittig writes.

On the Road to Hannover Messe

Apr 6, 2016 |
Panel Discussion

With less than a month to go before the Hannover Messe, the German Embassy in cooperation with Siemens USA and The US Department of Commerce hosted an event entitled, “On the Road to Hannover Messe.”

Hans-Dietrich Genscher Remembered as Great German, Great European

Apr 1, 2016 |
Hans-Dietrich Genscher

Hans-Dietrich Genscher, who has been called an architect of German unification, served as foreign minister for 18 years from 1974 to 1992. He died Friday in Bonn at the age of 89.

Celia Rogge Exhibit Unveiled in Berlin Bar

Mar 31, 2016 |
Celia Rogge

Ambassador Peter Wittig and his wife, Huberta von Voss-Wittig, unveiled the latest art exhibit in the Berlin Bar at their residence this week. The exhibit highlights the work of Celia Rogge, a German-born photography currently based in New York.

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