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Speakers | German American Conference at Harvard


Many more speakers to be announced soon!

Joe Kaeser

President & CEO of Siemens AG

Gina McCarthy

13th Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency

Edelgard Bulmahn

Vice President of the German Bundestag

Dr. Karl-Thomas Neumann

CEO Opel / President Europe General Motors

Dr. Miriam Meckel

Chief Editor WirtschaftsWoche

Alexander Graf Lambsdorff

Vice President of the European Parliament, Member of the Board of Trustees, Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom

Andrea Thompson

National Security Advisor to the Vice President

Jürgen Klinsmann

Soccer Coach (Video Greeting)

Prof. Nicholas Burns

Professor of Diplomacy and International Relations at Harvard Kennedy School, Former United States Ambassador to NATO

Dr. Jennifer Dungs

Manager, Porsche Digital

Andrew McAfee

Co-director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, Associate Director of the Center for Digital Business at MIT Sloan School of Management

Stefan Winners

Member of the Board, Hubert Burda Media

Dr. Hubertus Meinecke

Senior Partner and Global Leader Industrial Goods, The Boston Consulting Group

Dr. Peter Gassmann

Managing Director, Strategy& Europe

Dr. Peter Wittig

German Ambassador to the US

Ina Ruck

Bureau Chief ARD Washington

Martin Weiss

Managing Director, Burda Principal Investments

Prof. Karl Kaiser

Adjunct Professor of Public Policy HKS Collateral Appointment (FAS) & Senior Associate, Program on Transatlantic Relations, WCFIA Harvard Kennedy School

Norbert Barthle

Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure

Jürgen Hardt

Transatlantic Coordinator at the Federal Foreign Office

Alexander Rinke

Co-CEO at Celonis

Prof. David J. Malan

CS50 lecturer, Gordon McKay Professor of the Practice of Computer Science at Harvard

Patrick Mullane

Executive Director, HBX

Sibylle Kalmbach

Deputry Secretary General of Studienstiftung

Dr. Cornelius Boersch

Founder & Executive Chairman, Mountain Partners

Caio Koch-Weser

Chairman of Board, European Climate Foundation

Constanze Stelzenmüller

Center on the United States and Europe, Brookings Institute

Sascha Spoun

President, Leuphana University of Lueneburg

Fernando Reimers

Faculty Director of the International Education Policy Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education

Marina Weisband

Civic Educator, Former Political Director of Germany's Pirate Party

Wendell Wallach

Consultant, Ethicist, and scholar at Yale University's Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics

Dr. Dr. Alexander Görlach

Publisher: Save Liberal Democracy

Reinhard Bütikofer

Co-Chair of the European Green Party (EGP)

Erik Kirschbaum

Author & Germany Correspondent at Reuters

Christian Busch

CEO, German Accelerator in NYC

Moritz Baier

Senior Investment Banking Associate, Goldman, Sachs & Co.

Christina Becker-Birck

Vice President, Meister Consultants Group

Peter Woodward


Henning Schneider

Partner at Latham & Watkins and President of the American Chamber of Commerce, Northern Chapter.

Paolo Santi

Senior Researcher at MIT Senseable City Lab and IIT CNR

Sertac Karaman

Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT

Ulrich Grothus

Deputy Secretary-General DAAD

Thomas Zimmerer, Ph.D.

Managing Director, Global Head of Specialists Multi Asset

Dr. Jens Müffelmann

CEO Axel Springer Digital Ventures, President Axel Springer USA

Jon Finer

Former Chief of Staff and Director of Policy Planning at the U.S. Department of State

Christian Feld

Fellow Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard

Dr. Marc Al-Hames

Managing Director CLIQZ

Dr. Ralf Horlemann

Consul General of Germany Boston