Monday, September 1, 2008

Werner Hoyer to Speak in Indianapolis

Dr. Werner Hoyer, a member of the German Bundestag (FDP party), will speak on "Global Challenges and Changes in Leadership in the United States and Europe" during a breakfast presentation from 8:15-9:30 a.m. 3 October in the Independent Colleges of Indiana, Inc., 3135 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis.

His appearance is one of the events during the German-American Weekend celebration in Indianapolis that includes a visit by a delegation from Cologne, Germany, the Taste of Germany on 4 October and German-American Day at the Indianapolis City Market.

It is sponsored by the Indianapolis Eric M. Warburg Chapter of the American Council on Germany, Indianapolis-Cologne Sister City Committee and Independent Colleges of Indiana.

The event is free, but seating is limited. To reserve a space, email or call 317:236-6090, ext. 221.

Dr. Hoyer has been a Member of the German Bundestag since 1987. He has served as Minister of State in the German Foreign Ministry, General Secretary of the Free Democratic Party (FDP), and Whip of the FDP Parliamentary Group. He has been on the National Executive Committee since 1997. Since 2002, Dr. Hoyer has served as Deputy Chairman and spokesman on foreign affairs of the FDP parliamentary group. A member of the FDP since 1972 and a native of North Rhine-Westphalia, he currently serves as Chairman of the FDP Cologne Executive Board and, since 1984, has been a member of the Executive Committee of the FDP in North Rhine-Westphalia.

The event also is supported by the Max Kade German-American Center, Indiana Economic Development Corporation and the Foundation for Lutheran Child and Family Services, Indiana, Inc.

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