Germany Events

Podcast

Germany and the Crisis with Ukraine and Russia

March 21, 2014 // 2:30pm3:30pm
Global Europe Program
Germany is deeply engaged in trying to resolve the crisis with Ukraine and Russia, with Chancellor Angela Merkel holding the record for the most number of phone conversations with Russian President Vladimir Putin. What is Germany's leverage? What are her interests? Are there divergences in German and US policies with regard to Russia and Ukraine in this crisis? Join us for a discussion of these and other related issues with the former German Ambassador to the US, Klaus Scharioth.

From Memory to Mending: Lessons for Eastern Europe from Germany's Foreign Policy of Reconciliation

March 06, 2014 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Kennan Institute
Whether hot or cold, conflict and contestation over history continue to be a staple of post-Soviet Eastern Europe twenty-five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Lessons from the Summer of Snowden: The Hard Road Back to Trust

November 07, 2013 // 11:00am12:00pm
Global Europe Program
This panel will discuss intelligence practices in post-9/11 world and the resulting disconnect between expectations of personal privacy and the logic of mass surveillance technologies.
Webcast

Angela Merkel: The Authorized Biography

November 05, 2013 // 2:30pm4:00pm
Global Europe Program
An authorized biography of one of the most powerful women in the world sheds light on the person behind the politician.

The Future of the Eurozone

October 10, 2013 // 10:30am12:00pm
Global Europe Program
Jörg Asmussen has been a Member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank since January 2012. He is responsible for the Directorate General International and European Relations and the Directorate General Legal Services. He represents the ECB in various European and international fora, e.g. the Euro Working Group and the G20 Deputies.
Podcast

Ground Truth Briefing: Germany Decides

September 23, 2013 // 10:00am11:00am
Global Europe Program
In this Ground Truth Briefing, the Wilson Center brings together experts to discuss the election result in Germany.
Webcast

German Unification Twenty-Five Years Later

May 20, 2013 // 4:00pm5:30pm
History and Public Policy Program
After the first quarter century of development since the overthrow of Communism and the reunification of East and West Germany, how does one draw up a balance sheet? How can one assess the transfer of political institutions, the economic crises, the difficulties of women’s adjustment? There were substantial successes but also significant failures. Many of the international moves of the Berlin Republic can only be understood by considering the difficult process of adjustment during and after unification.

1989 After 1989: Memory in Transition in Central and Eastern Europe

March 14, 2013 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Global Europe Program
The eastern European revolutions of 1989 were a watershed in global history. Despite this, in the two decades since, their meaning has become a source of debate. While they have been promoted as a founding myth for a newly unified Europe, eastern Europeans have repeatedly represented them as a moment of betrayal, martyrdom, liberation, victory, disappointment, loss, colonization, or nostalgia.
Podcast

Media Briefing: Secretary Kerry's First Interntational Trip

February 22, 2013 // 10:15am10:45am
Wilson Center experts and publications provide analysis on Secretary Kerry’s first international trip and U.S. foreign policy in a conference call with the media.

Nomonhan, 1939: The Red Army's Victory That Shaped World War II

December 03, 2012 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Kennan Institute
In May – September 1939, Soviet and Japanese forces clashed in a small undeclared war that left 30,000 – 50,000 killed and wounded. The fighting reached its climax August 20 – 30 and coincided precisely with the conclusion of the German-Soviet Nonaggression Pact. Stuart Goldman’s book explores the link between these events and argues that this little-known conflict played a role in Stalin’s decision to sign the nonaggression pact with Germany, and also influenced critical decisions in Tokyo and Moscow in 1941 that shaped the conduct and outcome of World War II.

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