February 15, 2019—At the invitation of Klaus Becker, German Honorary Consul and Chairman of The N.C. Zeitgeist Foundation, and in cooperation with the German Embassy in Washington, Annette Schavan, former German Ambassador to the Holy See and former Federal Minister of Education and Research, paid a multi-day visit to Charlotte.
The highlights of her diversified program included a guest lecture at UNCC titled “Engaging Students to be Catalysts for Innovation,” a dinner reception and round table discussion with representatives of the German business community located in the Charlotte region, as well as a presentation on “The Arts of Politics of Pope Francis” held at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. Mrs. Schavan’s profound passion for accessible education combined with her global vision of the role of today’s Christianity generates synergies that make her an impressive advocate for change and improvement on many levels of human life. Throughout her busy itinerary, the Charlottean audience enjoyed the opportunity to learn more about her perspectives on the discussed topics.
The N.C. Zeitgeist Foundation thanks its program sponsors—The American Council on Germany, Groninger USA and Parker Poe.
From left to right: Philip Dubois, UNCC Chancellor; Annette Schavan; Klaus Becker; Rick Tankersley, Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development. Photo by Brandon Scott.
Peter Beyer and Hanna Dohmen in front of the Bundestag building.
The Dohmen family in Charlotte is pleased to know that their daughter Hanna, a junior in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University studying Regional and Comparative Studies of Europe and Asia, will participate in an internship at the offices of Peter Beyer MdB in Berlin. Peter Beyer is a Member of the German Federal Parliament and has been serving as the Coordinator of Transatlantic Relations at the Federal Foreign Office since April 2018. The relationship was established while Peter Beyer visited Charlotte upon invitation of The N.C. Zeitgeist Foundation.
Greenville, SC—German Honorary Consul for North Carolina and Chairman of the N.C. Zeitgeist Foundation, Klaus Becker, attended the New Year’s Reception of the S.C. Chapter of the German American Chamber of Commerce on January, 17 at the facilities of Serendipity Labs Greenville—Plush Mills. Becker informed the audience on the passport services the Honorary Consulate in Charlotte provides for all of the Carolinas and briefly talked on the mission of the N.C. Zeitgeist Foundation and its goals for 2019.
For more information on passport services of the German Honorary Consulate, please contact Britta Drahola or Nadine Voelkel at 704-364-6969.
From left to right: Lori Starcher, GACC Customer Relationship Manager Carolinas; Mike McNamara; partner at GreerWalker, Klaus Becker, Gunda Knese, director at GreerWalker and president of the N.C. Zeitgeist Foundation, Barry Leasure, partner at GreerWalker and event sponsor.