Did you know that the One World Trade Center and American Family Field (formerly Miller Park) were built with Luxembourgish steel?
Luxembourg has a rich agricultural history that many of us are familiar with. However, during Europe’s Industrial Revolution (1840s-1890s), Luxembourg completely shifted from an agricultural society to an industrious society with the mass production of steel. Former Ambassador Krieger will discuss the history of Luxembourg’s steel industry and how it shaped the Luxembourg we know today.
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About the Speaker: Former Ambassador Carlo Krieger
Carlo Krieger grew up on a farm outside Mertert, a small Luxembourg village situated on the banks of the Moselle River. He began his studies at the University of Vienna, went on to Miami University (Ohio) to receive a B.A. in social anthropology and continued his studies at the University of Chicago as a Fulbright grantee, before receiving his Ph.D. in Vienna, Austria. He joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as a civil servant. During the last decades he has been posted to several countries representing Luxembourg, and he most recently served in Brazil, until his retirement in April 2022. Among other tasks, he currently chairs the Luxembourg Roots and Leaves organization. He is married to fellow Let’s Talk Luxembourg Presenter, Nicole Krieger-Loos and they have three children.