On the Day of German Unity: a look at Angela Merkel’s Legacy

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Friday, October 1st, 2021

Friday, October 1, 20211:00PM - 2:30PMOnline Event, Online Event
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This year’s Day of German Unity anniversary coincides with the end of an era -Chancellor Angela Merkel will leave office following the elections on September 26th, after a 16-year tenure.

Together with the Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies at the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, University of Toronto, the German Embassy has conceived a virtual event on Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Legacy.


12:50 PM: Photo Album
1:00 PM: Introduction & Opening Remarks
1:10 PM: Short Remarks by Panelists
1:30 PM: Panel Discussion
2:10 PM: Audience Q & A
2:25 PM: Closing Remarks
2:30 PM: Post-Event screening of Deutsch Welle Short Film on Chancellor Merkel
2:40 PM: Event concludes


Daria Dumbabze


Janice Stein
Opening Remarks
Founding Director & Professor, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy

Sabine Sparwasser
Opening Remarks
Ambassador of Germany to Canada

Peter Mansbridge
Distinguished Fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, former Chief Correspondent CBC News

The Honourable Senator Peter M. Boehm
Chair of the Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade; Ambassador to Germany (2008 to 2012)

Daniela Schwarzer
Open Society Foundation, Executive Director for Europe and Eurasia

Randall Hansen
Professor, Director of the Munk School's Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies

Christoph Heusgen
German Ambassador to the UN (2017 to 2021); Under-Secretary for Foreign and Security Policy in the German Chancellery (2005 to 2017)


Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies

German Embassy in Ottawa

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