Retired Consul General of Germany in Boston
URI Distinguished International Visitor and Distinguished Max Kade Scholar
From 2005 to 2007 Friedrich Löhr served as Germany's Ambassador to North Korea. This posting came immediately after his posting as Minister and DCM in the German Embassy in Beijing, China. Prior to that, Löhr spent four years in the Foreign Office in Berlin in the department of Disarmament. All of this qualifies Löhr as a highly informed, close-up observer of the government, politics, goals, and desires of North Korea. In addition, Consul Löhr studied law, French, and international relations at the Universities of Heidelberg, Montpelier, and Oxford. He was also a Fellow in the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University, Cambridge, and a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford.