President Marc Tessier-Lavigne welcomes German president to campus

German president and first lady
President Marc Tessier-Lavigne, right, welcomes German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, center, and his wife, Elke Büdenbender, to campus on Tuesday, June 19, 2018. (Photo by Holly Hernandez)

Stanford President MARC TESSIER-LAVIGNE welcomed German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and his wife, Elke Büdenbender, to campus Tuesday when the pair arrived to attend a symposium organized by electrical engineering Professor BERND GIROD.

After a stroll through Memorial Court, Tessier-Lavigne held a short meeting with the German president and first lady and members of the Stanford faculty before the visitors participated in a symposium that covered the “digital future,” as well as gender equality in Silicon Valley.

Steinmeier and Büdenbender’s afternoon at Stanford also included a tour of the Hoover Archives, a meeting with former Secretary of State CONDOLEEZZA RICE, the Denning Professor in Global Business and the Economy, a meeting with students and a walking tour of campus.

Steinmeier was elected as the 12th president of Germany in 2017.