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NYC: Authoritarianism, Populism, and Challenges to Democracy: A German Perspective

September 10, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT

The American Council on Germany will host a Political Salon with Annalena Baerbock, Co-Chair of Alliance 90/The Greens and Member of the Bundestag. 

There is no charge to attend this event. You must register in order to attend. Eventbrite Registration

Annalena Baerbock is a member of the German Bundestag and was appointed Co-Chair of Alliance 90/The Greens on January 27, 2018. In this capacity, she has led the Green Party to a surge in the polls She has been instrumental in developing strategies to reach out to new voters and strengthen progressive politics in the age of authoritarian challenges.

Ms. Baerbock is a member of the Committee on Family, Senior Citizens, Women, and Youth, as well as a deputy member of the Economic and European Committee. From 2013 to 2017, she served as spokeswoman on climate policy and was a member of the Committee on Economic Affairs and Energy, the European Affairs Committee, and the German-Polish Parliamentary Group. After the 2017 election, Ms. Baerbock was part of the coalition negotiation team for her party. Prior to joining the Bundestag, she was Chairman of Alliance 90/The Greens Brandenburg from 2009 to 2013. She was also a Board member of the European Green Party (2009-2012) and a member of the party council of Alliance 90/The Greens (2012-2015). She graduated in 2005 with an LLM degree in International Law from the London School of Economics. She previously worked as a journalist for the Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung.

political salon: promoting dialogue across generations. This series brings together a diverse group of younger and mid-career professionals for informal, open discussions on a range of current political, economic, and social topics in an increasingly interconnected global environment – with an emphasis on issues of concern for the transatlantic agenda. Speakers share brief remarks and engage in a dynamic discussion with participants. Each salon includes refreshments and networking opportunities.

With special thanks to the German Consulate and Heinrich Böll Foundation for supporting this event.