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NYC: Planning for the Future: Current Environmental Challenges Facing Germany
July 17, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
The ACG will host a political salon with Klaus Mindrup, Member of the German Bundestag (SPD).
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Klaus Mindrup has been a member of the German Bundestag for the Social Democratic Party (SPD) since 2013. He is a member of the Bundestag’s Committee on the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety, as well as the Committee on Building, Housing, Urban Development, and Local Government. Prior to being elected to the Bundestag, Mr. Mindrup worked freelance as a biologist and was the Founder and Managing Director of a project development business. He was a district Council Member in Berlin-Pankow from 1999 to 2014, and since 2002 he has also served as a Board member for a residential building cooperative in Berlin. Mr. Mindrup is a strong advocate of cooperatives and the ecological movement, and has been active in various organizations supporting environmental protection and sustainability throughout his life. He studied biology and received his diploma from the University of Osnabrück, Germany, in 1988.
political salon: promoting dialogue across generations. This series brings together a diverse group of younger and mid-career professionals for informal, open discussions on a range of current political, economic, and social topics in an increasingly interconnected global environment – with an emphasis on issues of concern for the transatlantic agenda. Speakers share brief remarks and engage in a dynamic discussion with participants. Each salon includes refreshments and networking opportunities.