Ambassador Peter Wittig is Germany's highest-ranking representative to the US government. He represents German interests in the United States and works to foster and deepen German-American relations in the political, economic and cultural spheres.

  • Sep 19, 2016 | | Wittig: Germany Stands By Commitment in Refugee Crisis

    United Nations headquarters in New York

    Ahead of two important conferences at the UN this week on the global refugee and migrant crisis, Ambassador Wittig wrote a piece for the Huffington Post about Germany's commitment.

    Huffington Post Article
  • Sep 15, 2016 | | Ambassador Wittig: EU is Up to the Task


    In an opinion piece for the Washington Post, Ambassador Wittig talks about the significance of the EU  summit in Bratislava and about the challenges ahead for the remaining 27 EU member states.

    Washington Post Article
  • Aug 10, 2016 | | Ambassador Wittig in Huffington Post on NATO

    Ambassador Peter Wittig

    Ambassador Peter Wittig talked recently with Huffington Post Foreign Affairs Reporter Akbar Shahid Ahmed about the importance of the NATO alliance and how it is facing today's challenges.

    Huffington Post Interview
  • Jul 15, 2016 | | BMW Center Director Anderson Receives High Civilian Honor

    Honor for BMW Center Director Jeffrey Anderson

    Ambassador Wittig presented the Director of the BMW Center for German and European Studies at Georgetown University, Jeffrey Anderson, with the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany.

    Oder of Merit
  • Jun 13, 2016 | | Adriane Ohanesian Awarded Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award

    Anja Niedringhaus

    Ambassador Peter Wittig hosted the award ceremony for the Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award last week at the embassy. The prize is presented annually by the International Women in Media Foundation and was awarded this year to American photographer Adriane Ohanesian.

    Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award
  • Jun 13, 2016 | | Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award

    Courage in Photojournalism

    The award ceremony for the Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Awards took place at the German Embassy on June 9. Here is a social media overview of the evening.

    Courage in Photojournalism
  • Jun 8, 2016 | | Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Receives Order of Merit

    Penny Pritzker

    “Since the beginning of your tenure as Secretary of Commerce, you have been one of the strongest proponents of trade and closer trade relations,” Ambassador Wittig said in presenting the award.

    Order of Merit
  • May 19, 2016 | German Embassy Washington | Remembering Fritz Stern – Historian, Confidante, Adviser

    Fritz Stern in 2007

    "Fritz Stern became not only my intellectual idol, but also one of my closest friends during my time in New York and Washington, DC," Ambassador Wittig writes. "His wit and humor, combined with a sharp yet benevolent mind, is unsurpassed."

    Remembering Fritz Stern
  • Apr 25, 2016 | | Guest Post for Commerce Blog: Ambassador Wittig on Hannover Messe

    Ambassador Peter Wittig

    "I think this year’s theme of Hannover Messe, 'Integrated Industry – Discover Solutions', is spot on and of interest to both sides of the Atlantic," Ambassador Wittig writes.

    Ambassador on Hannover Messe
  • Apr 6, 2016 | | On the Road to Hannover Messe

    Panel Discussion

    With less than a month to go before the Hannover Messe, the German Embassy in cooperation with Siemens USA and The US Department of Commerce hosted an event entitled, “On the Road to Hannover Messe.”

    Hannover Messe

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