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Mr. zu Guttenberg first served as Minister of Economics and Technology and then as Minister of Defense in the cabinet of German Chancellor, Angela Merkel. As the youngest Defense Minister in German history, he led the most significant structural reform of the German armed forces since the Bundeswehr’s founding. During his time in office, he enjoyed great political popularity. Mr. zu Guttenberg was a Member of the German Parliament (Bundestag) from 2002 to 2011, served as spokesman on the Foreign Affairs Committee, and was a Member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and Secretary General of Germany’s co-governing CSU party. He is a Distinguished Statesman at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, DC, and served as Senior Advisor to the European Commission leadership on global Internet freedom. He sits on a variety of international corporate and not-for-profit boards. Mr. zu Guttenberg has published numerous op-eds and articles and holds a law degree from the University of Bayreuth. He currently lives with his family in Greenwich, CT (USA).
Between 2004 and 2013, Dr. Gartzke served as Director of the Hanns-Seidel-Foundation’s Washington office, which is the political foundation for Germany’s ruling CSU party, and where he was responsible for relations with both the United States and Canada. Previously, Dr. Gartzke worked at the World Economic Forum in Geneva and at the World Bank in Paris. Dr. Gartzke studied political science and international relations at the University of Augsburg, Georgetown University, Sciences Po Paris, and holds a PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Dr. Gartzke is also an adjunct professor at Georgetown University’s BMW Center for German and European Studies. He divides his time between New York City and Washington, DC, where he lives with his Canadian-born wife and four children.