WACC Speaker Series with Detlev Ruenger, December 2, 2016

Join the World Affairs Council of Charlotte for a WACC Speaker Series luncheon hosting Detlev Ruenger, Consul General of Germany in Atlanta. The Consul General will share his insights on current foreign policy strategies in Germany, the ongoing refugee crisis and international security concerns, and U.S.-German bilateral relations.




Friday, December 2
The Charlotte City Club
121 W. Trade Street
Charlotte, NC 28202 – Directions
Check-In, Networking and VIP Reception:
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Lunch, Presentation, and Q&A:
12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
$35 WACC student/educator/TMS member
You must be an individual WACC educator/student/TMS member to qualify for the $35 rate
$45 WACC Member Rate
$60 Non-Member Rate




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  • Credit card payments (non-PayPal transactions): Please call 704-687-7762 for payment processing over the phone
  • Check payments: Please make your check payable to “World Affairs Council of Charlotte” and mail it to the following address:

World Affairs Council of Charlotte
UNC Charlotte – CHHS 227
9201 University City Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28223

All reservation cancellations must be completed at least 3 business days prior to an event for a full refund. If you have dietary restrictions, please let us know in advance so that we can make the appropriate accommodations.


Born April 29, 1955 in Hannover, Germany, married, two children.
1981 Law Degree from University of Hannover
1981 Federal Foreign Office, Bonn
1985 Consul, German Embassy Cairo
1985 – 1988 Press and Cultural Attaché, German Embassy Quito
1988 – 1992 Consul, German Embassy Prague
1992 – 1995 Deputy Head of Mission, German Embassy Daressalam
1995 – 1999 Deputy Head of Division for Export Control, Federal Foreign Office, Bonn
1999 – 2002 Deputy Head of Mission, German Embassy Canberra
2002 – 2006 Head of Division for Humanitarian Aid, Federal Foreign Office, Berlin
2006 – 2009 Commissioner for Crisis Management, Federal Foreign Office, Berlin
2009 – 2012 German Ambassador to Norway
2012 – 2015 German Ambassador to Austria
July 2015 – Present Consul General, Atlanta, GA