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    Chances in Change: German Foreign Policy in an Era of Transformation

    Held only months after the election, this year’s Berlin Forum on 23 November will offer exclusive insights into Germany’s foreign policy agenda in the post-Merkel era.

    Under the heading of “Chances in Change: German Foreign Policy in an Era of Transformation”, participants will discuss the most important foreign policy challenges for a new German government and Europe. What should Europe expect from German foreign policy under a new government – continuity or change? How should Europe position itself in the intensifying tech competition between the U.S. and China? Can combatting climate change introduce a new era of multilateral cooperation? To what extent can the EU still contribute to stability and prosperity in its eastern and south-eastern neighbourhood?

    The Berlin Forum is traditionally opened by German Federal Foreign Minister Heiko Maas. Other speakers include the Spanish Minister of Economy Nadia Calvino, former President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai, Estonian Foreign Minister Eva-Maria Liimets, former Senior Director for European and Russian Affairs at the U.S. National Security Council Fiona Hill and Federal Minister of Health Jens Spahn. The full agenda, including all speakers, can be found here.

    As in previous years, Körber-Stiftung will present its foreign policy publication The Berlin Pulse at the Berlin Forum. The fifth edition of The Berlin Pulse focuses on the results of the 2021 survey in an effort to determine German society’s attitude towards foreign policy. Together with Pew Research Center, this edition juxtaposes international expectations of Germany in the post-Merkel era and German public opinion on foreign policy. This year, we are pleased to present authors such as Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Heather A. Conley, Patricia Espinosa, Kevin Rudd and Sheikh Hasina. All results and contributions can be found here: www.theberlinpulse.org. 

    You can follow our livestream here. Questions and comments can be contributed via Twitter with the hashtag #BerlinForum.

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