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 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).

First Book Salon a Success at the Residence

Jun 24, 2014 |
Book Salon

Ambassador Wittig and his wife, Huberta von Voss-Wittig, hosted their first book salon at the Residence this week. It was the first in a book salon series that will take place in the Ambassador’s Residence.

Defense Minister von der Leyen Meets with Secretary Hagel

Jun 19, 2014 |
Secretary Hagel and Minister von der Leyen

Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen met with US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel at the Pentagon on June 19, during what was her first visit to the United States as head of the Defense Ministry.

Bosch Foundation Fellowship for Young American Leaders Turns 30

Jun 18, 2014 |
30th anniversary of Bosch foundation fellowship

Since the program's founding, alumni of the Robert Bosch Stiftung fellowship have stood out for their professional achievements and passion, Ambassador Wittig said at a reception he hosted to celebrate the anniversary.

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