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Dr. Geert-Hinrich AHRENS ret. Ambassador


1954-58 Read Law in Bonn and Berlin
1958 First State Law Examination
1959-64 Legal Training in Duesseldorf
1964 Second State Law Examination, LLD
1964-65 Lawyer at Duesseldorf District Court
1965-67 Foreign Service Training in Sao Paulo, Brazil and Bonn, Germany
1967-68 Federal Foreign Office, Bonn
1968-72 Consulate General, Hong Kong
1972-75 Embassy, Belgrade, Yugoslavia
1975-79 Embassy, Beijing, China
1979-83 Federal Foreign Office, Bonn, Deputy Head of Section, Political Directorate General
1983-84 Fellow, Center for International Affairs, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., USA
1984-86 Ambassador, Hanoi, Vietnam
1986-91 Federal Foreign Office, Bonn, Head of Section, Political Directorate General
1991 Head of German contingent, European Community Monitor Mission, Zagreb, Croatia
1991-92 Ambassador at Large, Conference on Yugoslavia, The Hague, Netherlands
1992-96 Ambassador at Large, International Conference on the Former Yugoslavia, Geneva, Switzerland
1996 Federal Foreign Office, Bonn, Director for Asian Affairs, Political Directorate General
1996-99 Ambassador, Santafe de Bogota, Colombia
1999 Special Envoy of the European Presidency to the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
1999-2002 OSCE Presence in Albania, Head of Presence
2002-03 Fellow, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington D.C., USA