On January 16th, the Dahrendorf Forum, along with the LSE European Institute and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung hosted Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (often known simply by her initials, AKK) in LSE’s Old Theatre. AKK is not only Germany’s minister of defence but also the leader of its governing party, the Christian Democratic Union (CDU).
After a busy day of travelling from Bagdad to London via Germany and meeting with Prince Harry to discuss Germany’s plans to host the next Invictus Games in Dusseldorf, AKK arrived at LSE and gave a lecture on international security and the future of the Anglo-Germanic relationship after Brexit. Professor Eric Neumayer, LSEs Pro-Director (PVC) Faculty Development and Professor of Environment and Development, chaired the lecture.
After the lecture, AKK answered the audience’s questions on NATO, cyber-security, the rise of far right parties in Europe, climate change, and Brexit.
We were delighted to welcome AKK at LSE, and enjoyed the engaging speech. Were you unable to attend? That’s not surprising, the event did sell out. Don’t worry, you can still watch the lecture on our Facebook page here. A high-quality podcast will be made available here soon.