Rüdiger Lentz is the Executive Director of the Aspen Institute Germany. From 2009 until September 2013, he served as the Executive Director of the German-American Heritage Foundation and Museum in Washington. Before that, he worked for over three decades as a TV Correspondent and Magazine journalist for Der Spiegel, ARD Television, Rias Berlin, and Deutsche Welle. During his time as Bureau Chief in Washington, he was a Visiting Lecturer at Harvard University, the School of Foreign Service in Washington and a regular guest on CNN and C-Span. Lentz has been a long-time member of the Atlantik-Bruecke and a founding member of the German American Business Council (GABC) in Washington.