Friends of Freiburg University 2020 Gala Dinner

Friends of Freibung University

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19.12.2019 - Article

Join Freiburg University at their annual gala dinner featuring keynote speaker Ambassador Peter Wittig.

“Dealing with Disruption: Challenges and Choices for 2020” at the Fifth Annual Friends of Freiburg University Gala Dinner

With the dawn of new decade comes a string of geopolitical and economic challenges for leaders on both sides of the Atlantic. The University of Freiburg is pleased to welcome distinguished alumni Dr. Peter Wittig, German Ambassador to the United Kingdom; Dr. Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg, Chief Economist of the World Bank Group; and Dr. Hans-Jochen Schiewer, Rector of the University of Freiburg and President of Eucor — the European Campus, to discuss how the impact of disruptive forces, such as Brexit, economic instability, and tensions surrounding the concept of a European versus national identity will shape European, transatlantic, and global relations in the new year. Dr. Jackson Janes, President Emeritus of the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies and Senior Fellow at the German Marshall Fund, will moderate this timely discussion.

A reception and dinner will follow the panel, benefitting the University College Freiburg. Ambassador Peter Wittig will deliver the keynote address at the dinner.


The University of Freiburg is home to University College Freiburg, the first liberal arts and sciences program offered in Germany. UCF is situated in the historical buildings of the Alte Universität. Here, the medieval Artes Liberales were taught centuries ago as a cornerstone of university education at the time. Today, the Alte Universität is the site for exciting new explorations in higher education.

The fifth annual gala dinner benefits the University College Freiburg and its commitment to redefining higher education on a global level. For more information, please visit: uni-freiburg


Location and time:
The Princeton Club of New York
15 West 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036
Thursday, January 16, 2020
Panel Discussion 5pm — Cocktail Reception 6pm — Dinner and Keynote Speech 7pm

RSVP by January 7th at: Freibung University

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