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NYC: Managing an Exit: The End of the Merkel Era

February 11, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST

The American Council on Germany, Deutsches Haus at NYU, and NYU’s Center for European and Mediterranean Studies will host a panel discussion with Dr. Christian Martin, Professor of European and Mediterranean Studies Max Weber Visiting Chair in German and European Studies, New York University, and Dr. Joyce M. Mushaben, Professor of Global Studies and Curators’ Professor of Comparative Politics and Gender Policies, University of Missouri – St. Louis. 

RSVP (acceptances only) to the American Council on Germany at 212-826-3636 or events@acgusa.org.

Dr. Christian Martin is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Kiel, Germany. He currently holds the Max Weber Chair in German and European Studies at New York University. Dr. Martin studied political science at the University of Konstanz and holds a doctorate from there (2002). He was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Konstanz and at the Max-Planck-Institute in Jena (2003-2004), and he was an Assistant Professor at the University of Hamburg (2004-2008) and a Visiting Assistant Professor at Northwestern University (2008-2011). Dr. Martin’s research interests focus on the political conditions and consequences of globalization and regional integration. He has published, inter alia, on the effects of globalization for electoral participation and on the incentive to adopt more proportional voting systems in a highly globalized environment. His current research project is on backlashes against globalization and EU integration, including the electoral success of the far-right AfD and the demise of social democracy.


Dr. Joyce M. Mushaben is a Curators’ Professor of Comparative Politics and former Director of the Institute for Women’s and Gender Studies (2002-2005) at the University of Missouri – St. Louis. Fluent in German, her teaching centers on comparative public policy, the European Union, women’s leadership, citizenship, immigration, mega-cities, and sustainability issues. Her research covers new social movements, youth protest, German unification and identities, gender, ethnicity and welfare issues, EU migration and integration studies. A past President of the German Studies Association, she has also served on the Executive Boards of the International Association for the Study of German Politics and the German Studies Association, as well as on selection committees for Fulbright, the German Academic Exchange Service, and the American Council of Learned Societies. She is a current Editorial Board member for German Politics & SocietyGerman Politics, and Femina Politica. Having received a 1999 Trailblazer Award and the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Research Creativity in 2007, Dr. Mushaben is a three-time Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, a former Ford Foundation Fellow, German Marshall Fund grantee, and DAAD recipient. She has held guest-scholar posts at the Academy for Social Sciences (GDR), the Center for Youth Research (GDR), the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, and the Center for Transdisciplinary Gender Research. She was named the first Research Associate in the BMW Center for German & European Studies at Georgetown University, has enjoyed Visiting Professorships at the Ohio State University, Berlin’s Humboldt University, the Missouri-London Program, and the Universities of Erfurt, Stuttgart, and Tübingen, inter alia. Affiliated with the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies and a designated Fulbright Specialist, she is commonly known as “Dr. J.”

Robin Cammarota is the Program Director and Digital Strategist for the American Council Germany. With a focus on engaging the next generation of transatlanticists, much of her work is geared to digital outreach and new programming for young professionals. Ms. Cammarota manages the ACG’s fellowship programs, leadership missions, and study tours. She is also the main point person for all conferences, including the German-American Conference and the Transatlantic Entrepreneur Partnership Conference. In addition, she maintains the ACG’s presence on digital platforms, including the Council’s website and social media, as well as generating new digital content in the form of newsletters, podcasts, and videos. She also organizes the ACG’s Political Salons and Transatlantic Stammtisch, which brings together a diverse group of younger and mid-career professionals for informal, open discussions on timely topics in transatlantic relations. She joined the staff of the American Council on Germany in June 2009 as Fellowship Coordinator, later becoming the Fellowship Manager in 2013. She holds a master’s degree in organizational leadership from Mercy College and a bachelor’s degree in German language and literature with a focus on women’s studies from CUNY Hunter College. She also studied German at Europa-Kolleg in Kassel, Germany.


February 11, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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