Germany's New Government and the EU: plus ça change?

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Friday, March 28th, 2014

Friday, March 28, 20149:00AM - 4:00PMThe Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, Munk School of Global Affairs - 1 Devonshire Place
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German Conference in Toronto 2014
Germany’s New Government and the EU: plus ça change?

Friday, March 28, 2014

9:00 – 9:15
Welcome – Walter Stechel, Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany to Toronto; Pia Bungarten, Friedrich Ebert Foundation; Janice Gross Stein, University of Toronto

9:15 – 10:00
Rolf Mützenich, Member of the German Bundestag
Germany in Europe: Challenges for the New Government – Keynote

10:00 – 11:15
Germany’s Role in Europe, Europe’s Role in the World
German and Canadian Perspectives
Panel and Q&A
• Rolf Mützenich, Member of the German Bundestag
• Manfred Auster, Delegation of the European Union to Canada, Head of Political and Public Affairs Section
• Paul Dewar, Member of Parliament, Official Opposition Critic for Foreign Affairs
Moderator: Kira Kosnick, Goethe University Frankfurt

11:15 – 11:45
Coffee break

11:45 – 13:00
The European Crisis – Over or Ongoing?
Panel and Q&A
• Kurt Hübner, University of British Columbia
• Peggy Nash, Member of Parliament, Official Opposition Critic for Industry
• Uwe Optenhögel, Friedrich Ebert Foundation, Brussels Office
Moderator: Randall Hansen, University of Toronto

13:00 – 14:00

14:00 – 15:30
Youth Unemployment in Germany, Europe, and Canada
• Michael Chong, Member of Parliament
• Karen Foster, Saint Mary’s University
• Johanna Uekermann, Leader of the Young Socialists in the SPD (Jusos)
• Tomás Valero Ribes, BMW Group Canada
Moderator: Margaret Wente, The Globe and Mail

15:30 – 15:45
Closing Remarks – Randall Hansen, University of Toronto

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