Public Affairs Section

The Public Affairs Section of Consulate General Leipzig organizes conferences, seminars, lectures, readings and roundtable discussions on issues important to the German-American relationship. Many of these events are co-sponsored by German Institutions. Current topics include transatlantic relations, U.S. foreign policy objectives and aspects of U.S. society.

Our program events provide a regular forum for expert-level dialogue among American and German government agencies, journalists, teachers, associations, trade unions, think tanks, universities, non-governmental organizations, and political parties.

Public Affairs Section handles press inquiries and informs the media about U.S. policies through a wide variety of services.

On the occasion of visits by high-level U.S. officials or delegations, Public Affairs organizes news conferences and support for the international press accompanying the U.S. government officials. Occasionally, exclusive interviews can be arranged for German media with these visiting U.S. officials. In coordination with our Washington offices, Public Affairs can also organize digital video and tele-conferences.

The Public Affairs Section also cooperates closely with the U.S. Department of State Foreign Press Centers in Washington, D.C., New York and Los Angeles. The Foreign Press Centers support U.S. policies by helping foreign media cover the U.S. Their goal is to promote the depth, accuracy, and balance of foreign reporting from the U.S., by providing direct access to authoritative American information sources.

Access to comprehensive, accurate, and up-to-date information on U.S society, foreign/security policy, economic affairs, political processes, and culture is also provided by the Consulate Website.