Zaatari Refugee Camp
Harris Public Policy students visited Zaatari refugee camp as part of the 2018 Pearson International Conflict Seminar to Jordan, where they met with Syrian refugees leading NGO programming within the camp.
Ramin Kohanteb/The Pearson Institute
Research and Policy
Director-General for Foreign Affairs
Office of the President of the Federal Republic of Germany
Thomas Bagger has been Director-General for Foreign Affairs at the Office of the President of the Federal Republic of Germany since 2017. He holds an M.A. in Government & Politics from University of Maryland at College Park and a doctorate from Ludwig-Maximilian-University in Munich. Before Dr. Bagger joined the German Diplomatic Service in 1992, he worked as a research associate at the Institute of International Affairs (SWP) in Ebenhausen / Germany. His postings abroad were Prague (1996-1998), Ankara (2002-2006), and Washington (2006-2009). He served as speechwriter to German Foreign Ministers Klaus Kinkel (1995-1996) and Joschka Fischer (1998-2002) and as Chief of Staff to Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle (2009-2011). Prior to his current assignment, Dr. Bagger was Head of Policy Planning at the German Federal Foreign Office (2011-2017).
Makeshift, temporary shelter made of plastic and clothing at a refugee center in Baidoa, Somalia.