Patricia Flor is one of Germany’s top diplomats. She currently holds the post of Director-General for International Order, the United Nations, and Arms Control at the Federal Foreign Office (Auswärtiges Amt).

During a quarter century at the Foreign Office, Patricia has been tirelessly dedicated to peaceful conflict resolution around the world. In her current position, she is trying to help Germany play a global role in the strive for less violence, peaceful conflict resolution, and solidarity with people in need.

During her years in the diplomatic service, Patricia has chaired the UN’s women’s right commission and has been an ambassador to Georgia and a EU Special Representative for Central Asia. She now also holds the position of Federal Government Commissioner for Disarmament and Arms Control.

Patricia studied Eastern European History, Philosophy and Economics, and holds a PhD from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, as well as, a Masters of Public Administration from Harvard Kennedy School.