Virtual Coffee Chat with a Science Diplomat: Germany Interview

    17/09/2020 - 14:00
    United States, (Virtual)
    17/09/2020 - 15:15
    EURAXESS North America

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German Research and Academic Exchange Organizations (103.21 KB)



EURAXESS North America is pleased to present its third interview in the Virtual Coffee Chat with a Science Diplomat webinar series.


Grab a cup of coffee and join us virtually for a casual chat with Minister-Counselor Christian Joergens, Head of Section for Science & Technology at the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany to the United States in Washington, DC.


The webinar will take place on Thursday, September 17th, 2020 at 11:00 AM PDT / 2:00 PM EDT / 8:00 PM CEST. Convert to your local time zone here.


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Learn more about the participants' organizations by visisting the homepages of the Embassy of Germany to the U.S. and EURAXESS North America.


This online event is free and will be conducted in English.






Christian Joergens headshot

Mr. Christian Joergens heads the S&T section of the German Embassy in Washington, DC since January 2019, a position he already held from 2007-2011.


Prior to this appointment he served as Science Counselor of the German Embassy in Tel Aviv, Israel (2016-2018) and Head of Division for Cooperation with Asia at the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) from 2011-2016.


Before 2007, he served in different functions at the BMBF. He was Head of Division for Legal Affairs, and Head of Division for Staff at Research Institutions and Public Sector Employment Law. He headed the Ministry’s Working Group for Reform of Public Sector Employment Law. Earlier, he worked in the Human Resources Division and the Division for Cooperation with North and South America. From 1996 to 1998, Mr. Joergens served at the Department for Technology and Innovation Policy of the Federation of German Industries (BDI). In 1989 he was seconded to the Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL) in Grenoble, France.


Mr. Joergens holds a Masters Degree in law of Georg-August University in Göttingen, Germany.