Katja Keul

Minister of State, German Federal Foreign Office

Katja Keul has been Minister of State at the Federal Foreign Office since December 8, 2021. She has been a Member of the German Bundestag representing the Nienburg (Lower Saxony) constituency since 2009. After studying law in Heidelberg and completing her practical legal training in Land Brandenburg, she began work in the district of the Verden Regional Court in 1997. Having been appointed as a specialist family lawyer, she ran her own legal practice from 2000 to 2009.

In the seventeenth legislative term, Ms. Keul was Parliamentary Secretary of Alliance 90/The Greens. In the eighteenth and nineteenth legislative terms, she was the legal spokesperson for her parliamentary group and from 2017 to 2021 also its disarmament spokesperson.

Ms. Keul is a member of the board of RechtGrün (Verein grüner und grünnaher JuristInnen e.V.), an association of Green and Green-minded lawyers, and of the United Nations Association of Germany, Europa-Union Deutschland, IALANA Germany, and the German section of Women in International Security.

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Episode 85: Addressing Germany’s Colonial Legacy

Germany is well-known for its robust memory culture that deals with the crimes of National Socialism and the Holocaust; however, it has only recently begun to address legacy of its …