Dr. Constanze Stelzenmüller
Robert Bosch Senior Fellow, CUSE/Foreign Policy, Brookings Institute
Dr. Constanze Stelzenmüller is an expert on German, European, and transatlantic foreign and security policy and strategy. She holds a doctorate and degrees from Bonn and Harvard, and was editor from 1994-2005 of the political section of the German weekly Die Zeit (the equivalent of Time magazine). Currently, Constanze is the inaugural Robert Bosch senior fellow in the Center on the United States and Europe at Brookings Institute. She was also senior transatlantic fellow with the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF).
Dr. Stelzenmüller will present on “The Impact of the German Election on American Politics and the Role of the Media.” The German elections of September 24th re-elected Angela Merkel to her fourth Chancellorship but ushered in the first major power grab by the right-wing in Germany since the 1950’s (the “Alternative for Germany” party). According to Constanze, this election result challenges the “idea that Germany is the last bulwark of democracy.”
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.
Reception with light refreshments to follow the talk.