Alumni-Club Nordamerika: Munich Security Council Debrief

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Datum und Uhrzeit
15.03.2023, 18:00 - 19:00 Uhr


The war in Ukraine was the dominant theme of this year’s Munich Security Conference which both Christoph von Marschall and Jackson Janes attended last month. Many efforts to find resolutions were proposed but many questions about how to implement them remained. While the United States remains the pivotal source of support  behind Ukraine’s struggle to  defend itself against the Russian invasion, in the long run, Europe will have to show its capacity to help defend not only Ukraine but also  itself. Germany’s role will also be pivotal. In both countries, sustaining public support will be imperative.

How long will this war last? How will it impact not only European security but global stability? And when and how will this war end?  Jackson Janes and Christoph von Marschall discuss the challenges and choices ahead in 2023 for both Germany and  the United States.

Wednesday, March 15 – 13.00 PM EDT | 18.00 MEZ | 10.00 PDT
Please note the unusual time difference between Europe and the US due to American daylight savings time already taking effect.
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About the Speakers:

Dr. Christoph von Marschall is Chief Diplomatic Correspondent of “Der Tagesspiegel”, the leading daily in Berlin, a frequent guest on TV shows and radio commentator. 2017/18 he was the inaugural Helmut Schmidt Fellow of the Zeit Foundation and the German Marshall Fund of the US, based in Washington DC with access to the White House. He wrote a book about the future of Transatlantic relations focusing on the expectations of France, Poland, the EU and the US towards Germany’s role: “Wir verstehen die Welt nicht mehr. Deutschlands Entfremdung von seinen Freunden”, Herder Verlag 2018 (“We don’t understand the world anymore. Germany’s estrangement from its friends”). From 2005 to 2013 he served as US Correspondent and Washington Bureau Chief. During the Obama presidency he was a member of the White House Press Corps. He wrote biographies of Barack and Michelle Obama and a book on differences in political culture between the US and Germany. Born October 8, 1959 in Freiburg, he studied East European History and Political Science in Freiburg, Mainz and Cracow (Poland), concluding with a PhD on Polish history in 1988 at Freiburg University.  In 1989/90 he covered for “Süddeutsche Zeitung” the peaceful regime changes in Central Eastern Europe. Since 1991 he works for “Der Tagesspiegel”, Berlin, first in the newsroom and 1995 to 2005 as Editorial Page Editor.

Dr. Jackson Janes is the President Emeritus of the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies at the Johns Hopkins University in Washington, DC, where he has been affiliated since 1989. Currently, he also holds a position as a Senior Fellow at the German Marshall Fund. Dr. Janes is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the International Institute for Strategic Studies, and the Atlantic Council of the United States. He serves on the advisory boards of the Berlin office of the American Jewish Committee , Beirat der Zeitschrift für Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik (ZfAS) and serves on the Selection Committee for the Bundeskanzler Fellowships for the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. In 2005, Dr. Janes was awarded the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, Germany’s highest civilian award.