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The 2019 Toronto Conference on Germany

The 2019 Toronto Conference on Germany, © Munk School of Gloabl Affairs and Public Policies

01.05.2019 - Article

Join us and our partners for the 2019 Toronto Conference on Germany. Speakers include Wolfgang Schmidt, State Secretary, German Federal Ministry of Finance, Consul General Thomas E. Schultze, Nathan Cullen, Member of Canadian Parliament, Roland Nelles, Chief US-correspondent, Der Spiegel.

Chair: Randall Hansen, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy

10:00 – 10:15 - Welcome

Randall Hansen, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy

Thomas E. Schultze, Consul General of Germany in Toronto

Knut Dethlefsen, Friedrich Ebert Foundation


10:15 – 10:35 - E-Day: What Do the European Elections Hold in Store

for a Continent in Flux?

Wolfgang Schmidt, State Secretary, Federal Ministry of Finance


10:40 – 11:55- Session 1: Madness at the Polls: Canadian and European Elections

in an Era of Right-wing Populism

Wolfgang Schmidt, State Secretary, Federal Ministry of Finance

Nathan Cullen, Member of Canadian Parliament

Moderator: Shachi Kurl, Executive Director, Angus Reid Institute


11:55 – 13:00- Lunch break


13:00 – 14:15- Session 2: A Coalition of the Modest? Canadian and German

Leadership for a Liberal Democratic World Order

Janice Gross Stein, Founding Director, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy

John Ralston Saul, Co-Chair, Institute for Canadian Citizenship and former President, PEN International


Moderator: Roland Nelles, Chief US Correspondent, Der Spiegel


14:15 – 14:30 - Closing remarks


This event is sponsored by the Joint Initiative in German and European Studies at the Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) with funds from the German Foreign Ministry.


The 2019 Toronto Conference on Germany

May 10, 2019  – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Munk School, Campbell Conference Facility

1 Devonshire Place, South House

Full program and registration: https://germanto2019.eventbrite.ca

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