The Twilight of Angela Merkel: Implications for Germany and Europe
German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced in the fall of last year that she would step down as leader of the Christian-Democratic Union and refrain from seeking reelection. During years of political and economic turmoil, Merkel was seen as a factor of stability and continuity at home and abroad. How will her departure impact policy in Germany and abroad?
Prof. Nils Ringe, Director of the Center for European Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will offer his thoughts on what a new era of uncertainty may bring for Europe and its most powerful country.
The lecture is part of The Deutschland Ambassadors Initiative that brings together alumni and friends of Freie Universität Berlin and LMU Munich as well as other German universities for a series of talks and networking events in the U.S. The initiative is an official project of Deutschlandjahr #WunderbarTogether.
It was initiated by various German university liaison offices in New York to more effectively build partnerships with North American institutions of higher education and to connect with American students and scholars. The event will take place at The University Club at UW Madison; the discussion will be followed by a networking reception. Both are free and open to the public. Registration is required.