|German ambassador Klaus Scharioth to speak at Law School Nov. 17|
|Monday, November 08, 2010|
Ambassador Klaus Scharioth, the ambassador to the United States from the Federal Republic of Germany, will speak at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law at 3 p.m. Nov. 17.
Scharioth has built a career in foreign service with an emphasis on international law. His presentation, "Transatlantic Relations for the Next Decade and the Transatlantic Climate Bridge" will address contemporary issues in international law and policy.
After entering the Foreign Service for Germany in 1976, Ambassador Scharioth has served in Quito and as a legal representative to the United Nations. From 1986 to 1990 he served as vice chairman of the United Nations legal and charter committees and subsequently held a position in the international law division of the German Foreign Office. Before becoming ambassador to the United States in 2006, he spent four years as state secretary of the German Foreign Office.
Over the course of his career, Scharioth has worked on security and defense policy; transatlantic relations; European policy, the European Constitution and the financial perspective; crisis management; arms control and disarmament; negotiations with Iran, Russia, G-8 and the United Nations; human rights; and bilateral relations between Germany and all other countries.
Scharioth's visit to the campus is sponsored by the International Programs Office at UNC School of Law and the International and Comparative Law Organization. The event is free and open to the public and will be held in the Graham Kenan Courtroom, Room 5042.
School of Law contact: Katie Bowler, (919) 843-7148 or (919) 265-8648,