German Elections 2021

Auf Wiedersehen Angela - Hello to a new German political era
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Just how will 60 million Germans vote this September in the Federal Elections?   Much is at stake for the biggest economy in Europe, the ripples of change will be felt across Europe so this election is important to us all. We know Chancellor Merkel be handing over to a new party leader but we do not know yet if this person will have sufficient support to lead Germany into its post pandemic future. Will a new type of coalition emerge? Will the current balance of power between parties alter?

Either way, Germany is at a critical crossroads in terms of political and economic change and the next six months will shape the election results. Issues ranging from climate management, immigration policy and the all important economic performance are uppermost in everyone’s minds. Will Germany manage to vaccinate its population before people go to the polls?

This is the perfect time to hear opinions and insights from our range of expert speakers. Each brings a unique perspective whether they are economists, political scientists, politicians or historians. ​

Exclusive speakers: German Elections 2021

Mark Leonard Speaker
Mark Leonard Speaker
Mark Leonard
Expert on Geopolitics and Geoeconomics
Thomas J. Wright Speaker
Thomas J. Wright Speaker
Thomas J. Wright
Incisive analyst of geopolitics and foreign policy
Martin Sandbu Speaker
Martin Sandbu
European Economics Commentator, Financial Times
Tina Fordham Speaker
Tina Fordham Speaker
Tina Fordham
Top Global Political Strategist
Anne Applebaum Speaker
Anne Applebaum Speaker
Anne Applebaum
Expert on International Affairs and Foreign Policy
Gideon Rachman Speaker
Gideon Rachman
Chief Foreign Affairs Commentator, Financial Times
Martin Wolf Speaker
Martin Wolf Speaker
Martin Wolf
Associate Editor and Chief Economics commentator, Financial Times
Radek Sikorski Speaker
Radek Sikorski
Senior Statesman and Expert in Geopolitics
Wolfgang Münchau Speaker
Wolfgang Münchau
Expert Insights on the European and Global Political Economies

German Elections 2021 speakers

Matthew C. Klein Speaker
Matthew C. Klein Speaker
Matthew C. Klein
2021 Lionel Gelber Prize Winner and Co-Author, 'Trade Wars are Class Wars'
Joschka Fischer (DE) Speaker
Joschka Fischer (DE)
Bundesaußsenminister, Deutschland
Ivan Rogers Speaker
Ivan Rogers
UK Permanent Representative to the EU 2013-2017
Thomas Kielinger Speaker
Thomas Kielinger
London Correspondent, Die Welt
Günter Verheugen Speaker
Günter Verheugen
Former Vice-President of the European Commission
Inga Michler Speaker
Inga Michler
Business Reporter, Die Welt
Adam Posen Speaker
Adam Posen
President, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Theo Waigel Speaker
Theo Waigel
German Politician & one of the "Fathers of the Euro"
Peter Radunski Speaker
Peter Radunski
One of Germany’s Most Seasoned Political Campaigners
Johannes von Thadden Speaker
Johannes von Thadden
German Public Affairs Expert
Manfred Güllner Speaker
Manfred Güllner
Expert German Political Pollster
Gerhard Schröder Speaker
Gerhard Schröder
Former Chancellor of Germany
Joschka Fischer Speaker
Joschka Fischer
Former German Foreign Minister & Vice Chancellor