Friedrich Löhr, consul general of the Federal Republic of Germany in Boston, will speak at the University of Maine on Tuesday, April 17 about Germany and the European monetary crisis and, in a second talk, the tenacity of North Korean leadership. At 2 p.m. in the Bodwell Lounge in the Collins Center for the Arts, Löhr will discuss “Germany and the Euro Crisis: Leadership in Difficult Times.” At 4 p.m. in the McIntyre Room of the Buchanan Alumni House, he will present “The Father, the Son, and the Sacred System: Making Sense of North Korea.” Both presentations are free and open to the public. A free parking permit from UMaine Parking Services is needed for the 2 p.m. talk, but no parking permit is needed for the 4 p.m. talk. Löhr served as Germany’s ambassador to North Korea from 2005 to 2007, after a post as minister and DCM in the German Embassy in Beijing, China. Previously, Löhr spent four years in the Foreign Office in Berlin in the Department of Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-proliferation, Head of Section for Biological and Chemical Disarmament.
Contact: George Markowsky, (207) 581-3940