Merkel: Act IV – Germany and Europe After the September Elections

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Thursday, October 12, 2017 @ 5:00 pm8:00 pm

The Bertelsmann Foundation and the European Institute at Columbia University are organizing a panel discussion about the results of the September 24th general election in Germany and their impact both on German politics and on Germany’s foreign policy.

Welcome Remarks: Irene Braam, Executive Director of the Bertelsmann Foundation

Event Moderator: Adam Tooze, Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Professor of History, Director of the European Institute, Columbia University.

First Panel: Foreign Policy – Europe and Russia

from 5:00 to 6:15 pm.

Panelists will discuss Germany’s role in Europe after the French and German elections, and also the EU and Germany’s relations with Russia.


  • Alexander Cooley, Director of the Harriman Institute and Claire Tow Professor of Political Science at Barnard College, Columbia University
  • Hans Kundnani, Senior Transatlantic Fellow in the Europe Program, The German Marshall Fund of the United States
  • Carsten von Nahmen, US Correspondent, Deutsche Welle

Second Panel: German Politics – Public Opinion and Society

from 6:30 to 7:45 pm

Panelists will analyze how the election results illustrate current political and social trends in Germany, and will explore their impact on German and European politics.


  • Christina Tillmann, Director, Program on the Future of Democracy, Bertelsmann Stiftung
  • Sheri Berman, Professor of Political Science at Barnard College, Columbia University
  • Philipp Oehmke, New York Correspondent, Der Spiegel

The event will be followed by a reception.

Presented by the Bertelsmann Foundation and the European Institute at Columbia University, and co-sponsored by The Harriman Institute, Deutsches Haus, and the Technology, Media, and Communications Specialization at the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University.

Date: Oct 12, 2017
Time: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Lecture Hall, 3rd Floor of Pulitzer Hall, Columbia Graduate School of Journalism

Please RSVP online.


Thursday, October 12, 2017
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