Panel Discussion: "The New Political Landscape: Extremism, Democracy, and Complacency"
This is the second event in the inaugural speaker series organized by the Collaboratory for German Studies in Virginia (CGSV); the series explores how life in the U.S. and Germany and the relationship between the two countries have changed due to recent social and political developments. This moderated discussion deals with what has changed in the last four years in the U.S., in Germany, and in their relationship with each other. How do we account for the rise of right-wing political groups in both Germany and the U.S., and what do the presidency of Joseph Biden and the upcoming election of the German Bundestag this fall have in store for the two countries? Guest presenters Hajo Funke, Professor Emeritus, Free University of Berlin, and Christian Jetzlberger, Head of the Political Section of the German Embassy, Washington, D.C., will discuss these questions. The moderator is Jennifer Taylor, Associate Professor of German Studies, William & Mary. A Q&A session follows. The CGSV is a partnership among the German programs of the University of Mary Washington, University of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia Tech, and William & Mary. Zoom login details are available here: https://cas.umw.edu/german/the-collaboratory-for-german-studies-in-virginia-cgsv/.