Wolfram von Heynitz
Our evening meeting guest on December 16 from 7:00 - 8:00 pm will be Wolfram von Heynitz, Deputy Consul General of Germany in New York He'll be speaking to us about "The Future of Transatlantic Cooperation”
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About Wolfram von Heynitz
 
Wolfram von Heynitz is currently the Deputy Consul General of Germany in New York.

Prior to this he was Head of the Cyber Policy Coordination Staff of the German Federal Foreign Office, a member of the Group of Governmental Experts on Advancing responsible State behavior in cyberspace convened in 2019 by UN Secretary-General Guterres and a member of the Ad hoc Committee on Artificial Intelligence of the Council of Europe. In this position, he was also responsible for the recently published “Recommendations for the Future of Digital cooperation” which Germany and the UAE undertook at the request of the UN.

Previous positions include a term as Research Commissioner of the German Federal Foreign Office and a member of its Policy Planning staff, specializing in Cyberpolicy, Cybersecurity, and, in the face of emerging challenges, the development of future directions and strategies for the Foreign Office. He has also served as Head of the Division for Foresight, in the Ministry’s EU Enlargement Division, as the Political Counsellor in the German Embassy in Tel Aviv dealing with the Middle East Peace Process and Israeli interior politics, in the private office of the Minister for European Affairs and in the Office of the Federal President of Germany. He was also posted as Deputy Head of Mission to Ireland and Azerbaijan.

Before joining the Foreign Service, Wolfram graduated from the Université Paris-Sorbonne with a master thesis (Maitrise) on Artificial Intelligence and lectured in philosophy at the Free University Berlin. He studied also at the University of Marburg as well as in Harvard and holds degrees in both Law and Philosophy.

 

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