Crisis Talk on 18 November 2020

Livestream provided by Hessen in Berlin und Europe

As an event of the relatively recent past, the reunification of Germany has not only shaped German history but has also left an indelible mark upon European history as a milestone and engine room of European integration. How does German and European unity look 30 years after reunification? How does the reunified Germany see its role in a time of interconnected crises affecting multilateralism, economic and social systems during the pandemic, migration, climate change, and the challenges of digitalisation? How strong is European cohesion? The current crises challenge and demand the values of an open, democratic Europe in mutual solidarity. This Crisis Talk will discuss the impact of the reunification on Europe 30 years on, and ask how the reunified Germany can also help it overcome the current crises.

Welcome

Lucia Puttrich
Minister for Federal and European Affairs of the State of Hessen

Prof Dr Nicole Deitelhoff
Leibniz Peace Research Institute Frankfurt and Speaker Leibniz Research Alliance “Crises in a Globalised World”

Keynote

Roland Jahn
Federal Commissioner for the Stasi Records(BStU)

Panel discussion

Roland Jahn

Prof. Dr. Andreas Wirsching
Director of the Institute of Contemporary History Munich – Berlin

Prof Dr Danuta Hübner
Member of the European Parliament

Moderation

Ralph Sina
Head of WDR/NDR-Radiostudio Brussels