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.
Jul 15, 2016
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.
Oder of Merit
Jun 13, 2016
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
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.
Courage in Photojournalism
Jun 8, 2016
“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.
Order of Merit
May 19, 2016
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"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."
Remembering Fritz Stern
Apr 25, 2016
"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.
Ambassador on Hannover Messe
Apr 6, 2016
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.”
Apr 1, 2016
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.
Mar 31, 2016
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.
Feb 29, 2016
The German Embassy, together with the German Marshall Fund and the Bertelsmann Foundation, hosted a conference last week on the ongoing refugee crisis in Europe. The embassy invited panelists from the US and Germany to discuss the differences in the American and European approaches to immigration.
Panel Discussion on Refugee Crisis