Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The Future of Europe and EU-US Relations: A Public Dialogue with the French and German Consuls General from Chicago

On October 16, Mr. Graham Paul and Dr. Christian Brecht, the French and German Consul Generals from Chicago, engaged in a panel discussion about economic, political, and foreign policy challenges for the European Union. The interviewer and moderator for the panel was David Inge, former WILL-AM 580 host. You may view the panel discussion below or by clicking here:

Mr. Graham Paul assumed the position of Consul General of France in Chicago in June 2010. Prior to the present appointment, Mr. Paul was Deputy Head of the French Embassy in Berlin (2007-2010) and Consul General in Munich (2006-2007). Having joined the Foreign Service in 1984, Mr. Paul has also been posted to Yaoundé, Cameroon; Paris, France and Hamburg, Germany; Vienna, Austria; and Tokyo, Japan.

Dr. Christian Brecht has been the German Consul General since August 2012. Prior to his current post, Dr. Brecht was Senior Advisor, Forum of Federations in Ottawa, Canada (2011-2012) and Consul General in Karachi, Pakistan (2008-2011). Dr. Brecht, who holds a Ph.D. in law studies from Geneva, has also held Federal Foreign Office posts in Bonn, Germany; Beijing, China; Rangoon, Myanmar; Santiago, Chile; Sydney, Australia; and Paris, France.


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