This was the inaugural event of the University Seminar, “Europe Since Covid-19,” a year-long seminar series that examines the impacts of the coronavirus crisis on the European economy, politics, international relations, culture, and society.
Ambassador Emily Haber joined us to discuss the impact of Covid-19 on Germany and the EU. Germany currently holds the presidency of the Council of the European Union until December. Coordinating responses to the widespread impact of Covid-19 is one of Germany’s priorities during its presidency. Speaking to us just days before the 30th anniversary of German unification on October 3, Ambassador Haber addressed the significance of that historical event.
Serving as Germany’s highest representative in Washington since 2018, Ambassador Haber previously served in various leadership functions at the Foreign Office in Berlin, including as Political Director and State Secretary. From 2014-2018 she was deployed to the Federal Ministry of the Interior as State Secretary in charge of homeland security and migration policy.
The event was moderated by Hope M. Harrison, Professor of History & International Affairs and author of After the Berlin Wall: Memory and the Making of the New Germany, 1989 to the Present.