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The Remarkable Odyssey of Angele Merkel: The Future of German Politics in a Post-Merkel Era

September 15, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

In 2005, Angela Merkel made history as the first woman to be elected chancellor of Germany. Over the 16 years she has served, Merkel has undeniably established Germany as a preeminent leader in Europe and the world. However, when Germany holds its federal elections this month, Merkel will not be running for re-election. As Germany enters its final days before the election, this event will unpack Merkel’s legacy and look towards the future of German politics.

Join acclaimed writer Kati Marton – author of The Chancellor, a riveting political biography and an intimate human story of Chancellor Merkel’s rise and reign – for a discussion about the last two decades of German political history and the pressing question of where Germany is headed in a post-Merkel era. Kati Marton is the author of several books and an award-winning former NPR and ABC News correspondent.

You can pre-order a copy of THE CHANCELLOR by Kati Morton with a signed bookplate from Chevalier’s Bookshop here, or unsigned copies are available here.
This event is hosted by the Los Angeles World Affairs Council and Town Hall.


September 15, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm