16 January 2020

Securing Freedom in the Age of Connectivity: Towards a Deeper German-British Partnership?

Location London School of Economics and Political Science
Beginning 17:30  Ending 19:00

The Dahrendorf Forum at LSE IDEAS and the LSE’s European Institute, in collaboration with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, is delighted to welcome Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, Germany’s Federal Minster of Defence and recently elected leader of Germany’s governing party the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), succeeding Angela Merkel.

What is the future of the German-British relationship after Brexit? How do we address the pressing challenges of international security, environmental protection, and sustainable prosperity in the digital economy while preserving our common heritage as Europeans?

Born in 1962, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (often known simply by her initials “AKK”) started her political career in 1981, subsequently holding numerous positions in her native Saarland and serving as its first female Minister President from 2011 to 2018. She became CDU Secretary General in 2018 before assuming her current positions as party chair later that year and as Germany’s defence minister in July of 2019. Ms. Kramp-Karrenbauer studied at the universities of Trier and Saarbrücken and graduated with an M.A. in political science and public law.

The lecture will be chaired by Dame Minouche Shafik, Director of The London School of Economics and Political Science.

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The event will be in German with English translation.

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The event is free and open to the public but a ticket is required. Registration is limited to one ticket person. For full details and to reserve your place, please see our Eventbrite page here.

About the hosts:

  • LSE IDEAS (@lseideas) is LSE’s foreign policy think tank, connecting academic knowledge of diplomacy and strategy with the people who use it. IDEAS is the host centre for the Dahrendorf Forum at LSE.
  • The LSE European Institute (@LSEEIis a centre for research and graduate teaching on the processes of integration and fragmentation within Europe. In the most recent national Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) the Institute was ranked first for research in its sector.
  • The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (@KASonline) is a political foundation delivering civic education programmes, in Germany and throughout more than 120 countries, aiming to promote freedom, liberty, peace, and justice around the globe.