There are more violent conflicts, civil wars, crises around the globe than ever since WW ll. New powers are testing their strength, established powers are inward looking. Global and regional governance, from the UN to the Brettonwood institutions, to NATO and EU, are under pressure. Autocrats, even in NATO and the EU, are undermining democratic institutions. What should a new world order look like?

A former German Ambassador to the United Kingdom, the United Nations and India, Thomas Matussek headed the public policy representation of Deutsche Bank in Berlin and was the Managing Director of the Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft, the International Forum of Deutsche Bank.  Early in his career, he served as Special Assistant for Europe to Federal Chancellor Helmut Schmidt.  He has been the Director General of the German Foreign Ministry and held senior staff positions with Foreign Minister Genscher and Foreign Minister Kinkel.  He is at present a Senior Advisor at Flint Global in Berlin.

Sponsored by the Center for German and European Studies (a DAAD Center of Excellence), the Madison Warburg Chapter of the ACG Chapter, the Department of German, Nordic, and Slavic, and European Commission Erasmus Plus Jean Monnet EU Center of Excellence, with the 2017 “Campus Weeks” initiative, funded by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, Washington, D.C.

Event Details

Ambassador Thomas Matussek, “The World Out of Joint – the End of the West as We Know it?”

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Ingraham Hall
1155 Observatory Dr
Madison, WI