Germany Meets the US 2016-17
Center receives a sixth German Embassy Campus Week Award
The Center for European Studies has received an grant from the German Embassy's German Information Center to sponsor a series of fall term events on the theme of "Germany Meets the US." The award supports programs that promote greater understanding of Germany and its relationship with the US among college students. This year, our series of programs will focus on women’s political leadership and political participation in Germany and the US, highlighting German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s leadership on the world stage and Hillary Clinton’s historic presidential candidacy in the US. We will again host a formal debate between Rutgers' two leading debate and discussion teams, the Rutgers Debate Union and the Rutgers Association of International Relations, this year on whether Germany’s higher levels of representation of women in politics makes its political system more democratic than America’s. We will also sponsor a panel discussion focusing on Angela Merkel and Hillary Clinton and featuring a dialogue among experts and Rutgers students. Later in the term, following the election, we will hold a conference on "What's Next for Women in Politics in Germany and the US" to compare major themes concerning women's political participation and leadership in the US and Germany.
Watch this space for updates on events! Currently planned or scheduled:
October 3: 7:15 pm Student Debate between the Rutgers Association of International Relations and the Rutgers Debate Union at the Red Lion Cafe, Rutgers Student Center - Resolved: Germany’s high levels of representation of women in politics makes its political system more democratic than America’s.
Second Event! October 24: 4:00 PM at the Eagleton Institute for Politics, 191 Ryders Lane, DC
In the run-up to the US presidential election, we will host a panel discussion on women’s political leadership in Germany and the US focusing on Angela Merkel and Hillary Clinton. The panel will feature Sarah Wiliarty, Associate Professor, Department of Government,Wesleyan University, a leading expert on gender politics in Germany, and Ruth Mandel, Director of the Eagleton Institute of Politics, Board of Governors Professor of Politics at Rutgers, and founder of Eagleton’s Center for American Women and Politics. This event will encourage active participation by a student audience.
Interactive Panel Discussion with Sarah Wiliarty (Wesleyan University) and Ruth Mandel (Rutgers University) and students Women Run the World? Angela Merkel, Hillary Clinton & Women's Political Leadership. Please join us for an informal Q&A with leading experts on the impact of women's leadership in a many countries around the world.
Third Event: December 2, 2016, University Inn and Conference Center What's next for Women in Politics in Germany and the US