After Angela: Germany in the Post-Merkel Era

Thu. Oct. 14, 2021 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
On September 26, Germans took to the polls in an historic election. Voters who have never known a Chancellor other than Angela Merkel voted for the first time. Change and continuity are both on the agenda and four political factions – the Social Democrats, Christian Democrats, Greens, and Free Democrats – are jockeying to form a new government and with it the chance to set German foreign and domestic priorities for a generation to come. Who will win out and where will the next governing coalition lead Germany?
Join the German Society of Pennsylvania and the American Council on Germany’s Philadelphia Warburg Chapter on for an in-person conversation with German journalist and author, Martin Klingst, on German politics after Merkel.
The event will take place Thursday, October 14th at 7:00 pm at the German Society’s historic home at 611 Spring Garden Street in Philadelphia. Some parking is available, and the building is accessible by public transportation. The discussion will also be live-streamed for remote viewing.
If you would like to attend, register here or call our office at (215) 627-2332. Please indicate if you will be attending in-person or on-line. Those attending in person will be required to present documentation that they have been vaccinated against Covid-19.
Martin Klingst ( is a journalist and transatlantic expert whose career includes working for the leading German weekly news and opinion publication “Die Zeit,” where he served both as Senior Political Correspondent in Berlin and US Correspondent and Washington Bureau Chief. Most recently, he was Chief Speechwriter and Head of Strategic Communication in the Office of the German Federal President. Mr. Klingst is the author of “Trumps Amerika: Reise in ein weißes Land” and “Guido Goldman: Transatlantic Bridge Builder.” He is currently a non-resident Fellow at the German Marshall Fund and an advisor to Atlantik-Brücke.