Ambassador Fritsche is Guest Speaker at Howard University

On April 11th, Ambassador Claudia Fritsche was the guest speaker at Howard University as part of a ceremony inducting students into Delta Phi Alpha, the National German Honor Society. Since 1927, the National German Honor Society has sought to recognize excellence in the study of German and to provide an incentive for higher scholarship with the aim of promoting the study of the German language, literature and civilization. Howard University’s Gamma Rho chapter was chartered in 1949 and four Howard students were inducted during the ceremony as part of the 2013 class. In order to be inducted, a student must complete two years of German study at the university level with above average results in their coursework.

From left: Yanick Saila-Ngita, Diamond McEachin, Saraah Lang, Fayolah Richards and Ambassador Claudia Fritsche.

Ambassador Fritsche discussed various aspects of Liechtenstein to an audience of students and faculty; these included the nation’s economy, government and multilateral engagement. As part of the event, senior German major and Liechtenstein Embassy intern Yanick Saila-Ngita gave a presentation on his award-winning scholarly research which explored the role of female members in the Red Army Faction during the 1970’s. The ceremony concluded with the four students (Diamond McEachin, Fayolah Richards, Saraah Lang, Yanick Saila-Ngita) taking an oath, committing themselves to further cultivating their knowledge of the German language and culture.

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