The Hon. Baron Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg, Former German Defense Minister (GNOC)

January 24, 2013, 6:30pm


With the Euro in flux and Iran at the forefront of Europe’s defense strategy there is much to be anticipated how Q1 of 2013 will set the tone for the new year. Join Orange County Members of Gen Next for dialogue with Distinguished Statesman and former German Defense Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg focusing on global trends and current political, economic, financial, as well as technology issues.


Open to Members and Guests only. Invites are not transferable. Must RSVP directly to Shauna Fleming to attend.

Date: Thursday, January 24, 2012
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Mastro's Costa Mesa (across from South Coast Plaza)
633 Anton Blvd.,Costa Mesa, CA 92626
RSVP: Shauna Fleming
Dress: Business casual
Fare: Plated dinner

About Hon. Baron Karl-Theordore zu Guttenberg:

Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg served as German Federal Minister of Defense from 2009 to 2011 and as Federal Minister of Economics and Technology from February 2009 to October 2009. As Minister of Defense, zu Guttenberg led the most significant structural reform of the German armed forces since the Bundeswehr's founding in 1955. In particular, he spearheaded the effort of transforming the Bundeswehr from a conscription-based army to an all-professional military.

Baron zu Guttenberg served as a CSU Member of the German Parliament or Bundestag from 2002 to 2011 and as Spokesman of the CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group on the Bundestag's Foreign Affairs Committee during 2002 to 2008. He was a member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and the Western European Union (2002-2005). He also briefly served as Secretary-General of Germany's co-governing CSU party (2008/2009) before being appointed to Chancellor Merkel's cabinet in early 2009. He also advises governments and companies around the globe on economic, European, and international security issues.

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