Published on February 17, 2022 by Sean Flynt  
Melanie Moltmann, Consul General of Germany to the Southeastern United States

Samford To Host Consul General of Germany for Feb. 22 Lecture

Samford University’s Department of World Languages and Cultures will host Melanie Moltmann, Consul General of Germany to the Southeastern United States, for an overview of the politics of Germany and its foreign policy Feb. 22 at 10 a.m. in Divinity South room S111. Samford German professor Angela Ferguson noted the timeliness of the visit, given ongoing events in Ukraine and the impact these are having on Germany and the rest of the European Union.

Moltmann has worked with the German Foreign Office since 2005 and has served in Armenia (2006-2010) and Uzbekistan (2013-2018) in addition to work in Berlin as Desk Officer for the Division of Southeast Asia and the Pacific (2010-2013), and most recently as the Deputy Head of the Division of Immigration Law, Visa and Immigration Policy (2018-2021). She was posted to the German Consulate in Atlanta in September 2021.

Samford alumnus Michael H. Johnson ‘87–Honorary Consul of Germany to the State of Alabama since 2011 and previous Honorary Consul of Brazil to the State of Alabama (1995-2010)–will accompany Moltmann on her visit. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.