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NYC: Setting Priorities in the Grand Coalition: Advancing Gender Politics in Germany

March 13, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

The ACG and Cultural Vistas will host a political salon with Caren Marks, Parliamentary State Secretary for the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth. 

Registration is needed in order to attend. Please register through Eventbrite.

Caren Marks has been the Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth since December 2013 and member of the German Bundestag since 2002. In this role, she focuses on social policy such as promoting work-life balance, expanding childcare, providing inclusive education, strengthening civic engagement, and achieving gender equality.  From 2008 to 2013, she served as the Spokesperson of the Working Group on Family Affairs, Seniors, Women and Youth of the Social Democrats (SPD) in the German Bundestag. Since December 2005, she has been a member of the SPD’s Executive Board.

Having joined the Social Democrats in 1998, Ms. Marks has served in various roles including Chair of the SPD group in Wedemark, member of the SPD Executive Committee in Hannover, Member of the Hannover Regional Assembly, and member of the City Council of Wedemark. She completed studies at the Universität Hannover in 1998 and later worked as a research assistant at the University.

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.