by Carl Kruse
The Carl Kruse Blog in conjunction with the Ivy Circle is pleased to announce an upcoming series of events in Munich.
The first is part of the Speakers Series Event of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and takes place on Friday, February 15th with Safra Catz, CEO of Oracle. The TUM Speakers Series – founded over 20 years ago, has been organizing events with well-known speakers from politics, business and society, with the aim of promoting wide-ranging discourse. This year’s event is in cooperation with the Munich Security Conference 2024 and welcomes Safra Catz in “CONVERSATION WITH ONE OF THE LEADING TECH INNOVATORS” on Friday, February 15, 2024 at TUM’s Audimax, Arcisstrasse 21, 80333 Munich. Entry is from 5 p.m. until 5:45 p.m. with the event starting at 6:00 p.m and moderated discussion Q&A at 7:00 p.m. Due to space constraints, registration is required and can be done until February 14, 2024 with an email to email@example.com.
The second event is a conversation titled Angry Populist Politics: Why is it happening? What to do about it? With Yale Professor Ian Shapiro. Since 2016, there been a dramatic erosion of support for establishment parties worldwide in favor of populist and even anti-system ones in so many countries. Why? Sterling Professor of Political Science at Yale Ian Shapiro has written widely and influentially on democracy, justice, and the methods of social inquiry. He’ll talk about the rise of populist parties and how we can challenge them, explain why many of the proposed remedies either have no effect of make things worse, and outline changes that would have a better chance of restoring democratic confidence.
WHEN: Thursday, February 22nd 7pm CET, 1pm EST
WHERE: The Theater at Amerikahaus, Karolinenplatz 3, 80333 Munich
The event will be hybrid.
Admission is free, registration is requested. You can register HERE
If you cannot be with us in Munich, you watch live on YouTube HERE
ABOUT THE AUTHOR AND THE MODERATOR
Ian Shapiro is Sterling Professor of Political Science at Yale University. A native of South Africa, he received his J.D. from the Yale Law School and his Ph.D from the Yale Political Science Department where he has taught since 1984 and served as chair from 1999 to 2004.
Shapiro also served as Henry R. Luce Director of the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies from 2004-2019. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the National Academy of Social Insurance. He is a past fellow of the Carnegie Corporation, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. He has held visiting appointments at the University of Cape Town, Keio University in Tokyo, and Nuffield College, Oxford.
Ours is an age when optimism about politics is hard to come by. In his forthcoming book Uncommon Sense, Ian Shapiro explains why this is so and, without minimizing the daunting challenges, spells out an appropriate response. His past books are Politics Against Domination (Harvard University Press, 2016), Responsible Parties: Saving Democracy from Itself (Yale University Press, 2018) with Frances Rosenbluth, and The Wolf at the Door: The Menace of Economic Insecurity and how to Fight It (Harvard University Press, 2020) with Michael Graetz. His current research concerns the relations between democracy and the distribution of income and wealth.
Moderator Dr. Dominik Tolksdorf focuses in his research on the intersection of US domestic politics, foreign policy, and relations with Germany and the EU. He is currently with the Alfred von Oppenheim Center for the Future of Europe at the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) in Berlin. Prior to that, he served for many years as Program Director for Foreign and Security Policy at the Heinrich Böll Foundation in Washington, DC, and worked at several think tanks in the US and Europe before that.
Munich Dialogues on Democracy is a cooperation between the Yale Club of Germany and Munich’s Amerikahaus (the Bavarian Center for Transatlantic Relations.) A non-profit and entirely funded by donations from our community and supporters.
The third event is in conjunction with the Harvard Club of Munich with a conversation with Staatsminister Dr. Florian Herrmann. Dr. Herrmann is the Chief of Staff for the Prime Minister of Bavaria, Dr. Markus Söder, and Staatsminister for “Bundesangelegenheiten und Medien”. Participants will have the chance to ask questions directly about events this year which may portend seismic shifts, e.g. The Presidential election in the United States, the European Parliament elections, and three state elections in Germany. Dr. Herrmann, a lawyer by training, has a distinguished career in Bavarian, German, European and Transatlantic politics. He has been a member of the Bavarian State Parliament since 2008 and was appointed Head of the Bavarian State Chancellery in 2018. The event takes place on Monday, 11 March 2024 from 6:30 pm – 10 p.m. at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Neuturmstrasse 1, 80331 in Munich. The registration fee is 95€ and includes admission to the event, as well as food and drinks during the evening. You may register up to one additional guest.
Please note that registration in advance on Eventbrite is required. As space is strictly limited, only registered attendees can be admitted. It unfortunately will not be possible to register on site.
If you have any questions, or need any additional information, please contact the program team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
And lastly, the Ivy Circle also welcomes all to their Q1 2024 Stammtisch on 7pm on Friday, March 22nd, 2024 at the Café Wiener Platz in Innere Wiener Str. 48 in Munich. Ivy Circle Munich Director Clemmens Rinnebach is coordinating and can be reached via SMS at +4915110837000 with any questions.
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