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The German Elections: The State of the Polity and Prospects for German Foreign Policy

September 30, 2009 // 4:00pm5:00pm
Event Co-sponsors: 
Program on America and the Global Economy
History and Public Policy Program
International Security Studies
United States Studies

Constanze Stelzenmüller will discuss the outcome of the German national elections held on September 27, 2009. German Chancellor Angela Merkel emerged as a victor in Sunday's elections. Mrs. Merkel will lead a coalition government comprised of the Christian Democratic Party (CDU) and the Free Democratic Party (FDP).

Constanze Stelzenmüller is a senior transatlantic fellow with the German Marshall Fund of the United States' Berlin office and a former Wilson Center public policy scholar. An expert on German foreign policy, transatlantic relations and international security, she previously directed GMF's Berlin office, and covered a broad range of defense, foreign policy, and security-related issues for the German weekly Die Zeit. Stelzenmüller earned a doctorate in law from the University of Bonn, as well as an M.A. in public administration from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. She has been a Remarque Fellow at New York University and a GMF Campus Fellow at Grinnell College in Iowa.

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  • Christian F. Ostermann // Director, History and Public Policy Program; Global Europe; Cold War International History Project; North Korea Documentation Project; Nuclear Proliferation International History Project
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