Germany

CC assisted the German States of North Rhine Westphalia and Rheinland-Pfalz to organize two international defense conversion conferences, beginning with the first in Dusseldorf, Germany in 1996.  Based on the overwhelming success of the Dusseldorf conference, Kaiser was asked to organize and lead a second delegation of American Mayors and local government officials to a second United Nation’s sponsored conference in Kaiserslautern, Germany in 1997.  The UN then asked Kaiser to organize a third international conference in the United States, which was scheduled to have taken place in San Francisco, California in 1998, just prior to the enormous UN budget cuts when the U.S. Congress refused to pay its UN dues.  The meeting was postponed and eventually canceled, but not until after Kaiser had personally raised $50,000 for the UN conference and had secured a commitment letter from San Francisco’s Mayor, Willy Brown.

 

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