Dr Paul R. Seger is a Swiss diplomat and international lawyer. He has been the Swiss Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany since August 2018. From 1978 to 1983 he studied Law at the University of Basel and received his doctorate in 1986 with a dissertation on the relationship between international law and national law. From 2010 to 2015 Dr Seger was the permanent representative of Switzerland to the United Nations in New York. In this function he was the chairman of the United Nations Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) for Burundi. From October 2015 Dr Seger was ambassador to Myanmar for three years and in this capacity, he presided the “Peace Support Group” to support the peace process in the country until 2017. Since August 2018, he has been the successor to Ambassador Christine Schraner Burgener in Berlin.