Consulate General of Germany, Boston, to speak at UMass Dartmouth March 26

The Honorable Rolf-Dieter F. Schnelle, Consul General of The Federal Republic of Germany, will be the guest of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

March 19, 2003 

Consulate General of Germany, Boston, to speak at UMass Dartmouth March 26 

The Honorable Rolf-Dieter F. Schnelle, Consul General of The Federal Republic of Germany, will be the guest of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth on Wednesday, March 26 where he will meet with exchange students from Germany and UMass Dartmouth, and give a public talk on German American Relations Partnership in Crisis? His public appearances will be held in the UMass Dartmouth Library first floor browsing area. Parking is in lot 13. 

His schedule follows: 

11:00 12:30 
Tslk: German American Relations—Partnership in Crisis? 
General Consul Rolf-Dieter Schnelle leads an open forum discussion on German American relations. Since the founding of the Federal Republic, Germany and America have fifty years of close relations. Germany and America have cooperated extensively to bring those behind the 9/11 terror attacks to justice. The Gaman courts recently convicted and sentenced main conspirators of the attacks; German foreign aid and the German Armed Forces assist in supporting and securing the rebuilding of Afghanistan. However, does German disagreement with US foreign policy in Iraq threaten to swamp over f~fty years of close partnership? 

12:30-1:30 
Meet the Exchange Students from Germany: 
"Welcome to The University of Massachusetts!"with General Consul Rolf-Dieter Schnelle. Hessen Universities and Baden-Wurttemberg universities

2:00-3:00 
Meet the Exchange Students to Germany 
"Welcome to Germany, Welcome to Hessen!" General Consul Rolf-Dieter Schnelle, a former student at the University of Marburg, addresses the UMass exchange students. 
Thirty UMass Students from the Charlton College of Business and the College of Engineering begin the University of Massachusetts exchange with Land Hessen International Summer Universities at the Universities of the German State of Hessen: University of Kassel, Goethe University of Frankfurt, Phillips University of Marburg 

For further information, contact Prof Joseph Bronstad, 508-999-8258. 


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