The World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh, in collaboration with the Pittsburgh Eric M. Warburg Chapter of the American Council on Germany, hosted a luncheon featuring Dr. Horst Freitag, the Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany in New York.
Dr. Horst Freitag is the German Consul General in New York. From 2007-2008, he was a Visiting Fellow with the Brookings Institution's Center on the United States and Europe. Previously, Dr. Freitag served as the Commissioner for Near and Middle East Affairs in the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin. Dr. Freitag's extensive diplomatic career has taken him to postings in Tegucigalpa, Washington, and Ramallah.
On behalf of the President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Dr. Freitag awarded the Bundesverdienstkreuz (Cross of the Order of Merit) to David A. Murdoch, Esq., Chairman of the Board of Directors of the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh and Honorary German Consul in Pittsburgh, for his work in strengthening German-American relations. Click here to read Dr. Freitag's introduction.
The discussion was moderated by Mark A. Nordenberg, Esq., chancellor and chief executive officer of the University of Pittsburgh.
Click on the video box below to watch the February 22, 2010 webcast.