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Chicago: The Future of the Liberal Order
November 14, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST
The Chicago Warburg Chapter of the ACG and the Heinrich Boell Foundation will host a discussion and luncheon with Ralf Fücks, Managing Director of the Center for Liberal Modernity and Author of Defending Freedom: How We Can Win the Fight for an Open Society.
Ralf Fücks is Managing Director of the Center for Liberal Modernity, a German thinktank which was founded in 2017. He came to this role after more than 20 years with the Heinrich Böll Stiftung, the political foundation associated with the Greens. At the center of his work were green economics and ecological innovation, migration, the future of Europe and international politics. Before that he was co-chair of the Greens (1989/90) and Senator for Environment and City Development in Bremen.
Mr. Fücks is considered a leading thinker, seeking cross-party discourse. He has published in leading newspapers, gives speeches, and participates in the public debate. Mr. Fücks is an advocate for liberal ecology politics, which focus on innovation rather than prohibition. Of special importance to him is a dialogue with the economy, which he considers an invaluable actor of a “green industrial revolution.”
Ralf Fücks is coordinator of the committee “Ecological Modernization” within the Petersburg Dialogue. Like Marieluise Beck he fights for democratic opposition in Russia, Ukraine, and other Eastern European countries. He is a convinced European and transatlanticist.
There is no charge to attend this event; you must register to attend.