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About this event

Speaker

  • Cem Özdemir, Member of the German Bundestag, Alliance 90/The Greens, Former Co-Chair of Alliance 90/The Greens, 2008-2018, Former Member of the European Parliament, 2004-2009

Discussant

  • Sudha David-Wilp, Transatlantic Fellow and Deputy Director of GMF's Berlin Office  

The German Green Party, with its chancellor candidate Annalena Baerbock, is currently polling close on the heels of Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats. If this trend continues, the Greens are likely to enter government after the September elections for the first time since 2005, and they may even be in the chancellery. Such a sea change in Germany’s politics would obviously have a bearing on transatlantic relations—but in what ways? How would Green Party participation in the next government change, improve, or complicate relations with the United States? Is there such a thing as Green Atlanticism, and what does it entail? To discuss these questions and more, we will speak with veteran Green politician, Cem Özdemir, in this month’s edition of #TransatlanticTuesdays

If you have any questions, please contact Matthew Delmastro at [email protected].