KA EXTRA: Right-Wing Populism and the Crisis of Democracy in Germany with Prof. Martin Kaiser

Tue. Mar. 19, 2019 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
On Tuesday, March 19 at 7:00 pm, we will have another KA Extra event in the Ratskeller of the German Society.
We are happy to welcome back Martin Kaiser who will continue the discussion on Right-Wing Populism and the Crisis of Democracy in Germany.
Martin Kaiser is the Director of the Gustav Stresemann Institute, Bad Bevensen, Germany, an institution that deals with the organization and implementation of international exchange programs with countries of the Arab Spring, U.S.A., Middle East, East and Western Europe to promote intercultural training and interreligious dialogue.
There is no doubt that right wing populism in Germany contributed to the election losses of the two leading parties, the CDU/CSU and the SPD, leaving neither one in a position to form a majority government. In the end, as we all know, the grand coalition has been reinstituted, somewhat against many voices in the SPD asking the party to go into the opposition to gain new popularity by developing strong alternative programs. So far the coalition has remained functioning in spite of the tensions deriving from the programmatic differences of the parties while at the same time the Green Party experienced unexpected growth and the AFD is holding on to its relatively high popularity. Will the coalition building change course when the next election period arrives?
We expect co-sponsoring for this lecture by the Philadelphia Arab-American Development Corps and United Voices of Philadelphia. This will extend the range of views and voices and guarantee an exciting and well-rounded discussion.
PS: Please, use the side door of the Society building to gain access to the Ratskeller.  
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