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With less than a week to go, the race to succeed Angela Merkel as Germany’s next chancellor has become a nail-biter. The results of Germany’s federal election will determine the coalition talks for a new German government and the ultimate course for the country’s political future.
To unpack one of Germany’s most unpredictable and transformative elections in recent history, the American Council on Germany, Atlantik-Brücke, and The German Marshall Fund of the United States will host a virtual readout. Experts will provide timely analysis of the results and consider the multifaceted implications of the outcome, including Germany’s role on the world stage and the future of the transatlantic relationship.
Our speakers will include prominent voices such as:
The Hon. Marieluise Beck, Director for East-Central and Eastern Europe, LibMod and Former Member of the German Bundestag (Alliance 90/The Greens)
Ambassador John B. Emerson, Former Ambassador of the United States to Germany
Steven Erlanger, Chief Diplomatic Correspondent in Europe, The New York Times
The Hon. Sigmar Gabriel, Chairman, Atlantik-Brücke and Former Member of the German Bundestag, Vice Chancellor and Secretary of State (Social Democrats)
Janina Mütze, Co-Founder and CEO, Civey
The Hon. Ruprecht Polenz, President, The German Association for East European Studies and Former Member of the German Bundestag (Christian Democrats)
Julia Reuschenbach, Lecturer for Poltical Science, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
Dr. Anna Sauerbrey, Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Der Tagesspiegel