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Mundheim Receives Award for Advancing U.S.-German Relations

Robert Mundheim
Robert H. Mundheim, a former faculty member and dean of Penn Law School, received the Officers Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in September. He received the award from Consul General Hans-Jürgen Heimsoeth in recognition of his contributions to strengthening the friendship between Germany and America.

Mundheim was president of the American Academy in Berlin from 2000 until 2006. The Academy promotes transatlantic intellectual and cultural exchange. It does so by awarding fellowships to accomplished Americans in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and public policy. During Mundheim’s term, the American Academy became the most important bridge between Germany and the United States to have been created after German unification.

Mundheim, who joined the Penn Law faculty in 1965 and served as dean from 1982 to 1989, is an emeritus professor of law. Today he is of counsel to Shearman & Sterling, a global law firm.
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