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By Rachel Wojnicki /
March 2, 2022 /
Posted in: DEBUZZ /
On Wednesday, March 9, former U.S. career diplomat J.D. Bindenagel will visit DePaul to reflect on his life of diplomacy. All are welcome to attend
the hybrid event, which is sponsored by the Grace School of Applied Diplomacy and the Honors Program.
Bindenagel was appointed by President Bill Clinton in 1999 as a U.S. ambassador and Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues. Bindenagel also served as special U.S. negotiator for "Conflict Diamonds." He is an expert on German diplomacy and U.S.-German relations: Before his presidential appointment, Bindenagel served in West Germany, East Germany and reunited Germany, including as deputy chief of mission and chargés d'affaires in the U.S. Embassy in Bonn in the 1990s.
After leaving the Foreign Service, Bindenagel served DePaul as vice president of community, government and international affairs from 2005 to 2013. He then joined Bonn University as the founding Henry Kissinger Professor for Security and Governance, holding that role through 2019. Bindenagel currently teaches strategic foresight at Bonn University as a senior professor, and he has published widely on international security issues in the 21st century.
Reflections on a Life in Diplomacy: A Conversation with J.D. BindenagelWednesday, March 9 5 p.m.Hybrid: Levan Center, Room 505, and ZoomRSVP
Rachel Wojnicki is an editor of Newsline and the internal communications manager for University Marketing and Communications.