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The Polls Have Closed in Germany: An Election Readout

September 27, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 pm EDT

With less than a week to go, the race to succeed Angela Merkel as Germany’s next chancellor has become a nail-biter. The results of Germany’s federal election will determine the coalition talks for a new German government and the ultimate course of the country’s political future.

To unpack one of Germany’s most unpredictable and transformative elections in recent history, we would like to invite you to an exclusive virtual readout hosted by the American Council on Germany, Atlantik-Brücke e.V., and The German Marshall Fund of the United States. Our experts will provide timely analysis of the results and consider the multifaceted implications of the outcome, including Germany’s role on the world stage and the future of the transatlantic relationship.

Our speakers include: The Hon. Marieluise Beck, Director for East-Central and Eastern Europe, LibMod and Former Member of the German Bundestag (Alliance 90/The Greens); Steven Erlanger, Chief Diplomatic Correspondent in Europe, The New York Times; Amb. John B. Emerson, Chairman of the American Council on Germany and Former Ambassador of the United States to Germany; The Hon. Sigmar Gabriel, Chairman, Atlantik-Brücke e.V. and Former Member of the German Bundestag (SPD), Vice Chancellor, and Foreign Minister; Janina Mütze, Co-Founder and CEO, Civey; Ruprecht Polenz,  President, The German Association for East European Studies and Former Member of the German Bundestag (Christian Democrats); Julia Reuschenbach, Associate Lecturer and Political Scientist, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn; and Anna Sauerbrey, Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Der Tagesspiegel.


September 27, 2021
9:00 am - 11:00 pm