Ambassadors Roundtable with Minister and Head of Political Affairs Helga M. Barth
The Council of American Ambassadors will hold an Ambassadors Roundtable luncheon on Tuesday, March 7 at 12:00 p.m. Minister and Head of Political Affairs at the German Embassy, Her Excellency Helga M. Barth, will be the guest speaker at the event. Minster Barth's biography follows.
This event is open to members only.
Helga Margarete Barth is Minister and Head of Political Affairs at the German Embassy in Washington DC. Prior to coming to Washington DC in August 2015, she served as Head of the Middle Eastern and Asian Affairs Division, on Chancellor Merkel’s foreign policy team (2010-2015).
Her previous postings with the Federal Foreign Office include two years as the Ministry’s Research Coordinator on the Policy Planning Staff (2008-2010), a posting as Political Counsellor in Ankara, Turkey (2005-2008), and two years at the Division for Turkish Affairs (2003-2005). She has also served as Deputy Consul General in Guangzhou (Canton), China, and as a political desk officer at the German Embassy in Tokyo. She first came to the United States to attend a summer program at the University of Delaware and later spent a year at Cornell University’s Asia Department.
Ms. Barth holds a Master’s Degree in Chinese Studies (Sinology), Modern History, and German Literature from Tubingen University, Germany. She also attended the universities of Erlangen and Bonn as well as Shandong University at Jinan, China (1983-1985).
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.