Braun, Harald - from Germany
Country of meeting: in the year 2018
Is a senior German diplomat who served as the Permanent Representative of Germany to the United Nations in New York from 2014 to 2017. In 2016, Ambassador Braun was elected Vice President of the 71st UN General Assembly 2016/2017. Prior to his nomination, Ambassador Braun was State Secretary of the German Foreign Ministry from 2011 to 2014.
His diplomatic postings include Beirut, London, Bujumbura, Washington and Paris. Harald Braun also served as Chief of Staff to former Foreign Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher (1992–94) and Deputy Foreign and Security Adviser to the Federal Chancellor (2003–05).
From 2005 to 2008, he spent three years in the private sector as Corporate Senior Vice President for Group Policy and External Affairs at Siemens AG in Munich.
Since March 2008, Harald Braun has also been an Honorary Professor for Global Studies and Diplomacy at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
Ambassador Braun was awarded an Honorary Citizenship of Washington D.C. He is Grand Officier of the French Légion d'honneur, bearer of the Grand Cross of the Italian Order of Merit and further international distinction, as well as a member of the Knights of the Order of St. John.
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