Hans-Ulrich Klose is a highly respected longtime member and Deputy Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee in the German Bundestag and Chairman of the German-American Parliamentary Group. His political work focuses on foreign and security policy. His work on the Foreign Affairs Committee is devoted to increase Germany’s involvement and commitment in transforming global conflicts and foster international cooperation in particular the transatlantic partnership. Mr. Klose was mayor of Hamburg and has represented Hamburg in the Bundestag since 1983, serving as Treasurer of the Social Democratic Party of Germany - SPD (1987), Chairman of the SPD Parliamentary Group and Minority Leader in the Bundestag (1991-1994), Vice-President of the German Bundestag (1994-1998), and Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee (1998-2002).
The discussion will be moderated by Hope M. Harrision, Wilson Center Fellow and Associate Professor of History and International Affairs at The George Washington University.