On November 16, the ACG and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung will host a discussion and luncheon with Lars Klingbeil, Party Leader of the Social Democratic Party of Germany.
Lars Klingbeil is a German politician and leader of the Social Democratic Party of Germany since 2021. Mr. Klingbeil first joined the SPD in 1996, and in 2009, he was elected to represent the Rotenburg I – Heidekreis district in the German Bundestag. Since 2017, he has been a directly elected representative. From 2017 to 2021, Mr. Klingbeil was Secretary General of the SPD, and from 2009 to 2017, he was digital policy spokesman for the SPD Parliamentary Group and a member of the Defense Committee. He is a founding member of D64 – Center for Digital Progress and a member of AWO, a national workers’ welfare association, and IG BCE, a trade union for the mining, chemistry, and energy industries. Mr. Klingbeil was born in Soltau in 1978 and grew up in Munster in the Lüneburg Heath.