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15th Anniversary of the Rush Hour Concert Series

Jul 16, 2014 | germany.info/chicago
Juan Díes of the Sones de México Ensemble plays a donkey jaw

A "Bach to Bach Double-Header" concert filled St. James Cathedral in Chicago with beautiful music on Tuesday, July 15. 

Consul General Quelle meets with Director of Berlin office of the American Jewish Committee

Jul 14, 2014 | germany.info/chicago
Chicago Consul General Herbert Quelle with Deirdre Berger, Director of the Berlin office of the American Jewish Committee

On Monday, July 14, Consul General Herbert Quelle met in Berlin with Deirdre Berger, Director of the Berlin office of the American Jewish Committee.

Consul General Herbert Quelle welcomed to Chicago by 7-1 victory over Brazil

Jul 9, 2014 | germany.info/chicago
Consul General Quelle celebrates one of the seven goals scored by Germany

Consul General Herbert Quelle and staff celebrated the victory of the German National Team at the Goethe-Institut Chicago.

Dr. David Barclay awarded Federal Cross of Merit

Jun 18, 2014 | germany.info/chicago
Consul General Brecht with Dr. Barclay

On Tuesday, Dr. David Barclay was awarded the Federal Cross of Merit (Bundesverdienstkreuz 1. Klasse) for his outstanding efforts to promote German-American relations.  Consul General Dr. Christian Brecht presented the award on behalf of Federal President Joachim Gauck in an intimate ceremony at the Consulate General in Chicago.

19th Annual Helen and Kurt Wolff Prize awarded

Jun 17, 2014 | germany.info/chicago
Shelley Frisch receiving the award from Consul General Brecht

On Monday, Shelley Frisch received the Helen and Kurt Wolff Prize for her translation of "Kafka-- The Years of Insight" by Reiner Stach.  In a ceremony held at the Fine Arts Building in Chicago, German Consul General Brecht presented the award, which is funded by the German Foreign Office and administered by the Goethe-Institut Chicago.  Following the presentation, Ms. Frisch read an excerpt from her translation.

Hamburg social workers meet with Chicago counterparts

Jun 13, 2014 | germany.info/chicago
(l. to r.) Rolf Achilles, chair, Chicago-Hamburg Committee Sister City; Dr. Herbert Wiedermann, Land Youth Office; Jan Pörksen, State Councilor for the Ministry of Labor, Social, Family Affairs and Integration; Dr. Christian Brecht, Consul General of Germany in Chicago

Officials and social workers from the Ministry of Labor, Social, Family Affairs and Integration of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg visited Chicago this week to meet with their local counterparts.

Bremen's Senator for Environment explains Germany's renewable energy policy

Jun 10, 2014 | germany.info/chicago
Dr. Lohse addressing the symposium at the Union League Club

Dr. Joachim Lohse, the Senator for Environment, Urban Development and Transportation of the German city of Bremen, visited Chicago last week to speak about renwable energy policy and climate change.

"Jewish Life in Germany Today" exhibition officially opened in Cincinnati

Jun 4, 2014 | Germany.info/chicago
Jewish Life in Germany Today

Consul General Dr. Christian Brecht offically opened the "Jewish Life in Germany Today" exhibition at the Hebrew Union College Skirball Museum in Cincinnati on Monday. Through photos, text, audio and videos, the exhibit explores the experiences of several Jewish individuals living in Germany today.

Consuls General Paul and Brecht discuss International Monetary Economics at DePaul

May 30, 2014 | germany.info/chicago
(l. to r.) French Consul General Graham Paul, Dr. Animesh Ghoshal, German Consul General Dr. Christian Brecht

French Consul General Graham Paul and German Consul General Christian Brecht discussed International Monetary Economics at DePaul University on Thursday, May 29.  Speaking to the class of Dr. Animesh Ghoshal, the two offered their unique insight on the Eurozone and the process of monetary integration.

Regional Directors' Conference of the Goethe-Institut hosted in Chicago

May 28, 2014 | germany.info/chicago
(l. to r.) Johannes Ebert, Secretary General of the Goethe-Institut, with Dr. Christian Brecht, Consul General of Germany in Chicago

From May 21-23, the directors of Goethe-Instituts in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Cuba met in Chicago for their annual regional conference.  They were joined by Johannes Ebert, Secretary General of the Goethe-Institut Head Office in Munich, as well as Dr. Christian Brecht, Consul General of Germany in Chicago.

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Consul General Herbert Quelle

The Consulate General in Chicago is headed by Consul General Herbert Quelle.

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Honorarkonsul der Bundesrepublik Deutschland

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Transatlantic Climate Bridge

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Fall of the Wall

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