EXECUTIVE LECTURE FORUM:
2005: Bio: Brunner
November 17, 2005
Consul General Hans-Joerg Brunner
Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany
Topic: German-U.S. Political and Economic
Relations in View of the Recent Changes in the Government in
Hans-Joerg Brunner assumed his
functions as Consul General of the Federal Republic of
Germany on January 10, 2003 in Atlanta.
Mr. Brunner studied French and English
at Regensburg University and the Sorbonne in Paris. He
passed his qualifying examinations as a high school teacher
in 1979 and 1981. In 1982, he joined the German Diplomatic
After two years at the Diplomatic
School in Bonn, he was assigned to the German Embassy in
Baghdad, Iraq, where he stayed from 1984-1987 during the
Iran-Iraq war. He was the Head of the Legal and Consular
Section of the Embassy; and in this function, also in charge
of all crisis management measures for the German Community.
From 1987-1989, he worked as Consul for Press Affairs and
Public Relations at the German Consulate General in Boston.
From 1989-1992, he was called to the
Protocol Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in
Bonn, section “official and state visits”.
From 1992-1997, he served as Deputy
Ambassador in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, where he was in charge
of the Economic Section and Aid to Development.
From 1997-2003, he directed the
“Internal Service” of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in
Bonn and Berlin, where he was in charge of the entire
technical and logistical infrastructure of the Ministry,
real estate, construction works, the diplomatic courier
service, conference facilities and security. In this
function, Mr. Brunner also coordinated all construction
works for the new premises of the Ministry of Foreign
Affairs in Berlin and subsequently organized in 1999, the
move of the Foreign Ministry from Bonn to Berlin.