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Los Angeles: Angela Merkel, the Most Powerful Woman in Europe: The Rise of an Extraordinary Politician
November 6, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST
The Los Angeles Warburg Chapter will host a discussion and luncheon with Dr. Sebastian Voigt, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Institute for Contemporary History Munich – Berlin.
There is a $25 charge for members and a $35 charge for nonmembers to attend this event.
Please note that business casual dress (no jeans) is required.
RSVP here by November 3.
Sebastian Voigt, a Doctor of Philosophy, is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Institute for Contemporary History Munich – Berlin, a Fellow at the Institute for Social Movements in Bochum, and a Teaching Assistant at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum. Dr. Voigt has published widely in the field of modern European history. His research interests are labor history, the history of social democracy and Commmunism, and the history of antisemitism. He is a recipient of several scholarships, among others from the Fulbright Foundation and the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes.
Abstract: The rise of Angel Merkel is still fascinating. Born in the Communist GDR as the daughter of a Lutheran pastor, she received a Ph.D. in Physics and went on to become the head of the conservative party Christian Democratic Union (CDU), which was dominated by West German, Catholic men. She has been the German Chancellor since 2005, and though her party’s numbers faltered in the recent German federal election, her political career is far from over.